Creating change

Keynote: the IPO’s Music Education and Outreach Programme

The Israel Philharmonic’s Keynote Programme for groundbreaking music education and community outreach was initiated by the orchestra in 2000.

Keynote aims to heals divisions and the programme promotes tolerance and mutual respect, serving christian, jewish and muslim citizens of Israel.

Over 20,000 children and youth of all ages take part every year in diverse activities through Keynote. They are exposed to classical music through encounters with individual members of the Philharmonic and orchestral concerts in concert halls around Israel.

From kindergartens through colleges and universities, the orchestra reaches out to young audiences through intimate sessions in the classroom, specially produced concerts for schools at Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv, community projects, master classes with guest artists and members of the orchestra and individual instruction.

The programme serves all Israeli citizens: Jews, Christians and Muslims and thus promotes openness, tolerance and mutual respect.