The seventh edition of the international symposium took place in February 2020, only a few days before the first Coronavirus lockdown in Germany. At that time, we still had no idea of the far-reaching consequences of the pandemic for culture and society. However, we did deal with the question of »what holds society together«, which is currently still a highly-charged issue.

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: outstanding location

Two years later, under the heading »THE ART OF MUSIC EDUCATION Vol. VIII – CHANGE IN THE MAKING« from Wednesday, 2 March to Friday, 4 March 2022, we would like to consider, together with you, what are the challenges for the classical music business in view of climate change and the changes in society. What responses do they require in and from concert institutions in the music education area? What questions will be asked of us in the future in the areas of sustainability, social representation and dialogue capability? What does this transformation demand of us all – conceptually and structurally?

The Elbphilharmonie was still being built when TAOME was founded in 2008. Construction work is now in progress at the Körber-Stiftung’s headquarters at the time of the forthcoming Symposium. Instead, therefore, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to the Symposium in the rooms of the Elbphilharmonie in early March!

In its eighth edition, the Symposium is also a cooperation between the Elbphilharmonie and the Körber-Stiftung in conjunction with the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO).