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We are allowed to play our planned concerts, but only with a maximum capacity of 25% of the possible number of visitors. In addition, the 2G-plus regulation will then also apply when attending our concerts, as well as a required minimum distance between persons who do not live in the same household.

We will first suspend the regular subscriptions and allocate the available seats in the order in which we receive your requests. In good time before your next subscription concert, we will inform you by email or letter about the respective procedure.

We will apply this procedure (exchange voucher or concert attendance for subscribers, refund or concert attendance for single ticket buyers) analogously for all concerts planned until Christmas.

ORGAN CONCERT: Pier Damiano Peretti

Sunday, November 28th, 2021, 5 p.m. (CET)

Pier Damiano Peretti Organ

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As well as at bvd ticket and at the box office (opens 4 p.m.)

Access: 2G-plus, FFP2 mask

Antonio Vivaldi/Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto in D major (transcription by J. Guillou)
César Franck
Fantaisie en La majeur
Arnold Schoenberg
Six Little Piano Pieces Op. 19 (trans. P. D. Peretti)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia in F minor KV 608
Franz Schubert F
antasia in F minor for piano four hands Op. 103 (Ed. P. D. Peretti)
Friedrich Cerha
from "Nine Preludes" and "Nine Inventions" (2011/12): Prelude I, Invention IV, Prelude III, Invention VI
Franz Liszt
Prelude and Fugue on the Name B-A-C-H


Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider and our solo bassoonist Rie Koyama

Saturday, December 4, 8.00 p.m. (replacement concert for Subscription C from 11-26-21)
Sunday, December 5, 5.00 p.m. (Subscription B)

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider Conductor
Rie Koyama Bassoon

Carl Maria von Weber Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F major op. 75
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy »A Midsummer Night's Dream« op. 61 Overture, Scherzo, Intermezzo, Notturno, Wedding March
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92

Dear subscribers of the series C & B,
dear single ticket purchasers,

  • Would you like to attend the concerts on 4.12.21 (additional concert subscription C) and 5.12.21? - Please register with the BVD from 29.11.2021, 12.00 noon. Please note the 2G-plus admission rule. Pick up your replacement tickets at the respective box office.
  • Would you like to or can you not attend the scheduled concerts (e.g. also because the concert was already sold out)? - As a subscriber you do not need to do anything, you will automatically be credited with an exchange ticket.


Information on the currently valid access and hygiene regulations

  • Reduction of seating to 25%.
  • Required minimum distance of 1.50 m.
  • Collection/exchange of subscription tickets for single tickets with current seat numbers at the box office.
  • 2G-plus rule for admission to the concert hall: only fully vaccinated and recovered persons who can also present a negative rapid antigen test or PCR test.
  • Please have your ticket, proof of vaccination/recovery, your test result, and your ID ready.
  • It is compulsory to wear an FFP2 mask - also at your seat during the concert.
  • There is currently no gastronomic offer.
  • Children up to 12 years are exempt from the 2G access rule.
  • Masks are compulsory for children from 6 years of age.
  • Between 6 and 11 years, a medical mask is also permitted.

  • Attention: Parking spaces in the underground car park are still limited. A free shuttle bus will depart from the Georgendamm underground car park 50 and 30 minutes before a concert begins.
  • Detailed information about our hygiene concept and the protective measures we have developed can be found HERE.


Newly Released

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4

3 versions + alternative movements and fragments
Bamberger Symphoniker, Jakub Hrůša
4 CDs // Accentus ACC30533

"The technical level and the dedication of the Bamberg Symphony together with Hrůša’s exceptional interpretation raise this Bruckner to the very highest level, not least because the recorded sound is equally outstanding."

"No one who claims to know his Bruckner should pass this box by."

(Remy Franck, Pizzicato)

This CD box is the world's first complete recording of all three versions of the Bruckner Symphony by an orchestra as a complete release. It is accompanied by musicological expertise made accessible to all recipients. The recording of all versions of the 4th Symphony presented here is the first recording of the versions revised by Prof. Dr Ben Korstvedt and is thus unsurpassed in its topicality. The release includes a fourth "laboratory CD" on which, for the first time ever, individual passages from the different versions can be heard in direct comparison, such as the alternative finale ("Volksfest") to the second version, as well as further excerpts from early previously unpublished drafts.


If you have any questions about existing or new subscriptions, please contact the BVD ticket service:

Lange Str. 39/41, 96047 Bamberg, Germany.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday from 9 am - 6 pm,
Saturday from 9 am - 1 pm.
T: 0951 - 98082-80, E: symphoniker[at]

Single Tickets

You are interested in single tickets for our subscription concerts and special concerts? Please contact the BVD ticket service or use - faster - our

Online Ticketshop HERE!




A journey through our history: Recently the audio book "Böhmen liegt in uns" (in German) about the history of our orchestra was published by Accentus! On 4 CDs we span the arc from the Prague roots to the times of Mozart to the present to Bamberg. The audio book was penned by Eva Gesine Baur, with captivating readings by Nora Gomringer, Jens Harzer and Meike Rötzer. In addition, it contains recordings of the orchestra from the respective historical era covered.


"Curiosity" is the motto of our 2021/22 season. You can download the brochure as a PDF here. If you would like to receive a printed version of the brochure, please send us a short mail with your address or call us.


Just in time for our anniversary in mid-March 2021, we published our Bamberg Diary #2 - China. Again with fantastic pictures by Andreas Herzau and essayistic contributions about the cultural exchange of the Bamberg Symphony on their tours - this time through Asia.

Click here for more details... (in German)


Our Mahler 4 recording from summer 2020, conducted by our principal conductor Jakub Hrůša, and together with Anna Lucia Richter, has won the prestigious German Record Critics' Award! The prize is awarded for the best recordings of the past 18 months.

The jury described our recording as a "fine recording that exceeds all expectations" in its statement: "One experiences highly intelligent, skillfully shrewd music-making as from one cast. There is an immediate reaction, instrumentally optimal variations are offered. Hrůša shapes and indulges, but at the same time hears the ambiguous behind the beauty and intimacy, dares also the sarcastic, tenderly crude."

Published by accentus music (catalog number: ACC30532)


The Bamberg Symphony with Jakub Hrůša in Prague! Recording at the Dvořák Prague Festival by from September 19, 2021.

Jakub Hrůša Conductor
Kateřina Kněžíková soprano
Gustav Mahler (Adagietto from Symphony No.5 in C-sharp minor), Richard Strauss ("Four Last Songs"), Josef Bohuslav Foerster (Symphony No. 4 in C minor, op. 54) 

To our livestreams...

Here you can find the videos and recordings of our concerts of the last months.