We, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, are incredibly impressed by what Orchester des Wandels Germany assosiation has set in motion and has already achieved. We join this hope-raising initiative with great conviction and joy as we wish to contribute to the preservation of nature's beauty and diversity, the intactness of which is vital for humanity!
In the regional environment we plan implement recognizable and efficient activities in the field of climate protection and sustainability. The communal orchestral support for the Madagascar project plays a central role in this. In this context, we particularly would like to build on the connecting and meaningful power of music.
We are very grateful to have on our side our chief conductor Adam Fischer, the general music director of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Axel Kober and the artistic director of the Tonhalle Düsseldorf Michael Becker, along with the other member orchestras. Adam Fischer, who recently awarded this year's Tonhalle Düsseldorf human rights award to "Fridays for Future", sends the following greetings:
“Climate protection is the greatest challenge mankind currently faces. It is also the greatest challenge to democracy, to freedom. Because we can only preserve democracy and human rights if people are willing to understand the necessity and to accept that we have to voluntarily renounce many cherished habits and make personal sacrifices in order to save the climate. Strengthening people's willingness to change their way of life is also a great task, an obligation for us artists. I am very happy and proud that the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker are part of the "Orchester des Wandels" initiative, which is setting an important example for this. "