Dresdner Jugendsinfonieorchester (DJSO)
The Dresden Youth Symphony Orchestra (DJSO) gives students aged 13 to 21 the opportunity to enjoy and learn symphonic repertoires without performance pressure or a focus on a musical career. In addition to technical playing skills, their co-ordination and social skills are also developed. The DJSO is conducted by Prof. Milko Kersten, who also lectures at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music.
Particularly dedicated and gifted members of the orchestra are regularly given the chance to give public solo performances. The orchestra also enables pupils to meet with the HSKD’s eminent registered teachers, musicians from the ‘mentor orchestra’ a.k.a. the Dresden Philharmonic, and renowned artists from all genres.
The ensemble currently has 64 members, who generally work on two to three repertoires a year together at weekly rehearsals and rehearsal camps.
The Dresden Philharmonic has been mentoring the youth orchestra since January 2006, with the joint family concerts being the highlight of this partnership.
Conductor: Prof. Milko Kersten
Contact: via the student office (0351) 8 28 26-45 or -46
Rehearsal day/time: Tuesdays 4 to 7.30 p.m.
Rehearsal venue: branch "An der Loge" (Bautzner Straße 19, 01099 Dresden)