Cultural Education - intercultural dialogue
We enable individuals in our own company and beyond to be enriched by participation in the creative process. The program gives interested employees an insight into different art forms, thus fostering cultural and intercultural dialog - and also beyond the work environment. There are, for instance, regular outreach events in leading cultural institutions with curators, artists and collectors.
The Siemens Arts Program, in partnership with prestigious arts organizations and artists, also offers a unique development program for high potentials and future managers - SCENE (Siemens Cultural Empowerment for New Executives). Intensive engagement with artistic and cultural creatives and the associated development of cultural and intercultural competence is one of the keys to cultivating an innovation mindset within management.
A drum roll for the versatility of music!Kai Strobel, prize-winner of the ARD International Music Competition presented the vast spectrum of percussion music at the festive after-work concert in Munich. Afterwards, the Junge Chöre München (Munich youth choirs) were joined by the audience to share the holiday spirit by performing some well-loved seasonal songs.
Ending the year with a bang
An evening full of contrasts and surprises awaited the visitors of the afterwork concert in the auditorium of the Munich headquarters. The exceptional musician Kai Strobel (1st prize-winner of the ARD International Music Competition 2019 as well as winner of the Audience Award) presented percussion music in all its facets and showed that his instrument reveals loud and clear beats as well as nuanced and touching sounds.
Kai Strobel showcased almost all instruments percussion has to offer in his sophisticated program that covered a broad spectrum of music history. His performance included the baroque sounds of Bach's Cello Suite no. 3 (in arrangement for the vibraphone) as well as more rhythmic pieces, such as Gerassimez' Asventuras.
The second part of the concert revealed another end of the musical spectrum: as a surprise guest, the singers of the Junge Chöre München prepared a special encore full of contemplative Christmas carols for the astonished audience. The guests were actively invited to become part of the performance themselves.
New experiences lead to a new understanding of community
The audience’s enthusiasm for Kai Strobel’s performance as well as their willingness to actively take part by singing along to the youth choir, once again strengthened our conviction that creativity and culture can give new impulses and have the power to connect people. All in all, the afterwork concert was an enriching experience for the entire Siemens team - and a festive end-of-year celebration.
The great interest in foreign-language songs brought Beren Fidan to the opera.
At the age of 19 she began her studies as an opera singer. In 2018 she won the Siemens Opera Contest in Turkey. In the same year she completed her studies as top and high honour student at the Dilek Sabancı State Conservatory. Since 2017 she has been working with the soloist of the Ankara State Opera, Görkem Ezgi Yildirim.
In August, Beren Fidan was given the opportunity to present excerpts from the international opera repertoire at the Bürgerfest of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Bellevue Castle.
The Siemens Arts Program will follow Beren Beren's career with great interest.
With the support of art experts from Siemens' cultural partners, the Siemens Arts Program offered a unique photo project for employees at the new Siemens headquarters. The colleagues at the Munich Headquarters captured images of everyday things that they hold dear and that motivate them daily. The teams then entered into a creative process of collaboration with the Siemens Arts Program.
More than 45 teams took part, and submitted over 400 photographs. A jury of experts assessed the pictures and selected the best. These are being displayed since May 2017 at the office walls of the new Siemens headquarters.