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This season, we will continue to walk the line between Latin American jazz and classical music! After the brilliant success of the first »Jazz Symphony«, the jazzers around Kim Barth and the Quinten String Quartet will once again bring Latin jazz and classical music together in a rousing programme, combining compositions and arrangements written specially for the ensemble of jazz combo and string quartet, featuring jazz standards and classical works of the 20th century.

We will show this concert on our website, Facebook Live and Youtube Live on Saturday 10 April at 8pm!
Video: Michael Wende

Kim Barth - flute and sax
Alberto Diaz Castillo - piano
Christian Hellwich - bass
Florian Leuthold - percussion
Christoph Huber - drums

Michael Hamann - violin
Quinten de Roos - violin
Pauline Riquelme Diaz - viola
Achim Melzer - cello

75 years of Bamberg Symphony!

For our 75th anniversary, we, together with our media partner BR-KLASSIK, broadcast the Bamberg Symphony´s big anniversary concert on TV and radio as well as online.

The festive concert that was broadcast on Thursday, March 18, 2021 is available as video stream on BR-KLASSIK CONCERT
as well as in the ARD-alpha Mediathek.

The program included:
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Overture "Leonore" No. 3 op. 72b
Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 61
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major op. 55 "Eroica"

Christoph Eschenbach conductor
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider violin

Concert situation

As of April 8, 2021

In view of again rising Corona numbers, there will be no further opening steps in Bavaria up until at least April 26, 2021: This means that concert halls must also remain closed statewide. According to the Bavarian Corona Ordinance, the next opening steps would have been possible on Monday, April 12. According to the ordinance, the competent district administrative authorities could then have allowed further openings in each case "in agreement" with the Ministry of Health. This "agreement" does not exist now.

We ask for your understanding. Please check back here regularly on our website for the latest concert situation.


Our latest cd release: Gustav Mahler Symphony Nr. 4

In July, in the middle of the first Corona summer, we used the time for a wonderful recording (in co-production with BR-Klassik). At the same time, we investigated how successful recordings are possible at this time, on the one hand with regard to safety, and on the other hand also under the musically crucial aspects such as sound and interaction of the orchestra. The result is an extraordinary recording of Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony together with our principal conductor Jakub Hrůša. The mezzo-soprano part in the 4th movement was taken by Anna Lucia Richter. Released by accentus music (catalog number: ACC30532), available now.

To our livestreams...

Jakub Hrůša with our portrait artist Patricia Kopatchinskaja - Brahms, Bartók & Dvořák from January 21, 2021. The concert can be viewed via here until April 19, 2021.

Daniel Harding Conducts Mahler and Schumann - with Christian Gerhaher from March 4, 2021. The concert can be accessed via here until June 4, 2021.

Our traditional family concert featuring Camille Saint-Saëns's "Carnival of the Animals" from February 14, 2021, in the rarely performed version for symphony orchestra, with David Švec (conductor), Malte Arkona (moderator) and Alina and Nikolay Shalamov (piano) can still be viewed in the TVO media library here.

The live recording of our legendary "Alpine Symphony" with our chief conductor Jakub Hrůša from October 16, 2020 can still be viewed on our YouTube channel here.


As there is no foreseeable easing of international entry restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of our Japan tour scheduled for June 2021. This also means that the concerts at Festival Hall (Osaka) on June 21, as well as at Suntory Hall (Tokyo) on June 23, are cancelled. Discussions for the next visit to Japan will continue accordingly.