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Jakub Hrůša to be Bamberg Symphony's new Chief Conductor

In a press conference on 7 September, Bavaria's Minister for the Arts, Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, together with Marcus Rudolf Axt, Chief Executive, introduced the Bamberg Symphony's future Chief Conductor. From autumn 2016, Jakub Hrůša will assume musical direction of the Orchestra. [more]

Address of the Bavarian State Minister

Ladies and gentlemen, fellow music-lovers,
70 years ago, Bamberg saw the birth of a success story: on the 20th of March 1946, the »Bamberger Tonkünstlerorchester« – soon rebaptised the Bamberg Symphony – gave its first concert. The players were mostly former members of Prague's German Philharmonic, with fellow-musicians who had also been forced to flee from their homeland. Straight away, this small city on the river Regnitz attracted famous names to conduct an ensemble whose rise ever since has been impressive. [more]

The season 2015/2016

My fellow music-lovers,
70 years of the Bamberg Symphony, but over 230 years of Bohemian sound – just an orchestra's creation myth, or historical truth? For this anniversary season, we've made it our goal to rediscover our Orchestra's past, well beyond its first concert on 20 March 1946 here in Bamberg. [more]

Please find all the concerts of the upcoming season in our season brochure.

Anton Bruckner's »Ninth« at the Bamberg Cathedral