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Fundraising society "Freunde der Sächsischen Bläserphilharmonie e.V."

The fundraising society "Freunde der Sächsischen Bläserphilharmonie e.V." (Friends of the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra) has the task of providing long-term support for the various activities of the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra and the German Wind Academy.

The society has been helping the orchestra improve its profile and network since 1992, enriching the range of educational activities offered by the German Wind Academy, for example at the exceptionally popular school concerts, and organising CD sales for the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra and the Leipzig Radio Wind Orchestra.

Furthermore, the Friends of the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra have set up their own series of concerts for the orchestra in the Leipzig Gewandhaus.  Since 2001 the society has been presenting its orchestra regularly in the "composers' arena", an audience favourite, with top-class concerts. This is where the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra delighted visitors on their 60th anniversary on 17 October 2010 with a chamber opera specially composed for the ensemble: "Katharina von Bora", which has since been performed at various sites of the historical events it describes.

Another highlight of this concert series was the critically acclaimed German premiere of Tolga Kashif's  "The Queen Symphony".  It was not just the fact that a prominent patron, Sebastian Krumbiegel, took responsibility for the benefit concert; after the event the "Friends of the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra" were able to hand the considerable proceeds from the concert over to forum thomanum Leipzig e.V. to help in its educational work.

The annual family concert at Parkbühne GeyserHaus, which has quickly become very popular, has also become a firm feature of Leipzig's musical landscape.  At this concert the grown-ups can enjoy the music of the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra in a casual atmosphere while the children play in the Geyserhaus playground.

If you would like to support the Friends of the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, you can become a member or make a one-off donation:

RBO Leipzig e.V.
Konto 444 01 29
BLZ 860 700 24
Deutsche Bank Leipzig

Supporter's declaration in german here.