Classic Scouts

Young people as creators, active dialog partners and ambassadors for their generation - the Classic Scouts have been providing important impulses at the Heidelberger Frühling for years.

The youth group brings together young people over the age of 14 and young adults from Heidelberg and the surrounding area who enjoy discussion and experimentation. They bring their perspectives and ideas to activities around the Musikfestival.

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What are the Classic Scouts doing at the 2023 Musikfestival?

Classic Scouts Workshop Common Ground with Hanni Liang
In the Concert Workshop with the young pianist Hanni Liang, the Classic Scouts invite other interested young people to create a concert together - with music, poetry and the ideas of all participants.

The Ligeti Experiment
The Classic Scouts become part of the nationwide ARD Week of Music! On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Hungarian composer György Ligeti, all broadcasting stations are dedicated to the fascination of his music. Together with the SWR Vokalensemble, the Classic Scouts explore the timbral compositional style of Ligeti's famous vocal piece "Lux Aeterna" (Eternal Light) and the close connection between music and visual art.  They will get creative for the focus of the Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival "Ligeti 100" and develop their own contribution.

In cooperation with SWR Vokalensemble

In their podcast series "Musik? Braucht keiner!"the Classic Scouts get to talk to exciting guests from the art and culture industry and ask one or two uncomfortable questions.

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.

Join in
You want to look behind the scenes of festival operations and contribute your own ideas? You like to text or talk about what moves you and are interested in joining the Classic Scouts? Get in touch with us! Joining as an individual project or long-term Classic Scouts member is possible at any time.

Franziska Spohr
+49 (0)1520 9338176

Past Projects and Activities

Since the Classic Scouts were founded in 2008, several generations of music-loving young people have put together countless exciting projects. In the 2022 edition of the Heidelberg Frühling Musikfestival, the Classic Scouts made music in the workshop "Get out of the Cage" with the Frank Dupree Trio, guided the audience through the new concert series "SPRINGboard" as moderators, designed 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.

A highlight of the activities in the 2022 Musikfestival was the opening of "KlaWIR am Bahnhof" together with the Frank Dupree Trio, which reached many enthusiastic people from Heidelberg and transients from all over the world.

In July 2021, the Classic Scouts explored sound and body in space in the workshop "Freistil_Musik" together with music educator Ute Kabisch and jazz-pop and classical double bassist Rebecca Mauch.

In 2015, Heidelberger Frühling was awarded an ECHO Klassik in the category of promoting young talent for the "Classic Scouts".