Concerts for Schools


Romeo and Juliet in New York and an American's exciting trip to Paris


Saturday | 4/12/2025
4:00 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan

About the Concert

Tickets for this event will be available from 12.06.2024 from 10 am.

Who doesn't know the love story of Romeo and Juliet? Bernstein's "West Side Story" is also about two young people whose love ends tragically. The special thing here is, of course, the music. Leonard Bernstein combined various jazz movements, classical opera and Latin American dance music to create a rousing musical sequence that still barely keeps us in our seats. When Gershwin spent two months in Paris in 1928, he was fascinated by the morbidly chilly atmosphere of Montmartre, the rush hour on the Champs-Élysées and marveled at the imposing Eiffel Tower. But he is actually homesick for New York, and that is exactly what the music in "An American in Paris" is about. A ragtime portrays the American. A blues in the middle section for his melancholy. But fortunately, the American meets a fellow countryman. The two of them whistle at the cancan-dancing Paris with a casually cool Charleston


Leonard Bernstein
Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"

George Gershwin
"An American in Paris"


Bruno Borralhinho
Daniel Haupt
Michael Kube
Dresdner Philharmonie


Bruno Borralhinho

Bruno Borralhinho is artistic director of the Ensemble Mediterrain and a member of the Dresden Philharmonic's cello section. He is passionate about promoting music from his native Portugal and has conducted a CD recording for Naxos with works by Fernando Lopes-Graça. He also enjoys conducting in the opera pit, having already conducted new productions of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" (2023), Ravel's "L'heure espagnole" (2022) and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" (2018).

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Daniel Haupt

As a studied flutist with degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Daniel Haupt was already involved in the field of music education during his studies.

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Michael Kube


Michael Kube is a passionate music educator. Since the 2015/16 season, he has been organizing school concerts and family concerts in the Dresden Philharmonic's "phil zu entdecken" series.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

Top Class!

Top class!
That is the claim of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra stands for concerts at the highest artistic level, musical education for all ages and looking beyond the musical horizon. Guest performances on almost every continent and collaborations with guests from all over the world have established the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the international classical music world.  

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