The youth group of the Heidelberger Frühling has been setting important impulses for years - as designers, active dialog partners and ambassadors for their generation.
Young people aged 14 and over and young adults from Heidelberg and the surrounding area who are keen on discussion and experimentation contribute their perspectives on all aspects of the Musikfestival. For this purpose, they come together for regular meetings in which they contribute ideas, exchange information and develop joint projects. With their activities they appear during the Musikfestival in front of and behind the scenes, furthermore the especially devoted listeners experience the concerts of the festival free of charge.
You want to look behind the scenes of festival operations and contribute your own ideas? Get in touch with us! Joining as an individual project or long-term Classic Scouts member is possible at any time.
Want to be free, for your own art? This artistic ideal is explored by young people together with the pianist and concert designer Hanni Liang in the project "Freisam".
The result is a performance of music, text, movement and light that traces a diverse society and will be performed as part of the 2024 Musikfestival.
With Hanni Liang (piano and conception), NN (direction), Classic Scouts of Heidelberger Frühling and all interested young people.
Kick-off meeting: October 13, 2023, 4-8 p.m.
Further project dates: between October and April by arrangement (approx. once a month)
Performances as part of the Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival: 12 and 13 April 2024
Teens 14 and older and young adults are invited to attend free of charge. No previous musical experience required. Registration is open now through September 30 at email@example.com or by calling 01520 9338 176.
On their own Instagram channel, the Classic Scouts set young topics for young people - especially when there are news about artists, Scouts projects and interesting events to report during the festival time.
Since the founding of the Classic Scouts in 2008, several generations of music-loving young people have set up countless exciting projects; designed concert introductions and school workshops; and enriched the festival programs with their own activities. In the summer of 2023, they toured Heidelberg schools with concerts and community piano workshops. In the 2023 edition of the Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival, the group created an online listening experience, short films and an installation performance on the composer György Ligeti in the Scouting Ligeti project, becoming part of the nationwide ARD Week of Music. In 2022, the Classic Scouts played music with the Frank Dupree Trio in the workshop "Get out of the Cage", acted as moderators for the new concert series "SPRINGboard", organized a concert evening together with the pianist Hanni Liang, and were involved in the organization of children's and family concerts and the re:start district concerts.
In 2015, Heidelberger Frühling was awarded an ECHO Klassik in the category of promoting young talent for the "Classic Scouts".