The Staatsorchester Braunschweig (Braunschweig State Orchestra) is one of the founding members of "Orchester des Wandels Deutschland e.V." (Orchestras of Change Germany). Its musicians were quickly inspired by the idea that responsible and forward-looking topics such as climate and nature protection should be brought into society and urban culture through concerts that appeal to the senses.
The musicians are therefore motivated to plan various concerts on the topic of climate, environmental and nature protection and, in addition to supporting the Madagascar Project, have established contact with several climate protection projects in and around Braunschweig.
Originating from the court orchestra of Duke Julius of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, founded in 1587, the Braunschweig State Orchestra is one of the oldest cultural orchestras in the world and has since developed into a modern opera and symphony orchestra which, in addition to the classical repertoire, feels equally at home in historical performance practice as in film festivals or new music.
We musicians have come to the conclusion that, aware of our traditions and the richness of our musical repertoire, we must now take action in view of the threat posed by climate change.
It is our concern to bring support for sustainability and climate protection into the city culture and especially the younger generation. For example, the JUNGES! Staatstheater, together with the State Orchestra, has developed its own climate concert series, including concerts for children and adults in the exhibition rooms of the Natural History Museum.