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Young people’s concerts

Family concerts, cushion concerts, school concerts and pupil subscription series

Family concerts

Our family concerts (max. duration: 60 minutes) are ideal for musical »beginners« from the age of 5 years in company of their parents, grand-parents, brothers and sisters. A presenter leads through the concert. Tickets € 5,00 (reduced) / € 10,00 (regular)

Family Concert for children and young people from 8 years

Saturday, 4th February 2023, 11.00 am & 3.00 pm

"The Sound of Climate" is an exciting concert format combining classical music and modern technology to make the highly relevant topic of climate change and its consequences vividly tangible for a young audience. For this project, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra is cooperating with video designer David Chocron and Polyarts/HarrisonParrott, who won the Young Audience Music Award in the category "Best Large Ensemble" for this concept in 2020. The elaborate video installation with striking images on the theme of climate change and its effects is complemented by current film clips from local "Fridays for Future" campaigns. The images are accompanied by moving pieces of classical music that match the project’s theme. Immerse your senses and let yourself be taken on a very special kind of musical journey!

With works by Antonio Vivaldi, Aaron Copland, Ludwig van Beethoven, Ottorino Respighi and many more.

Christian Schumann Conductor

for young and old from the age of 5 upwards

Sunday, 19th February 2023
11.00 am

A fun-packed experience for the entire family! Costumes are expressly requested!

This season, the Carnival of the Animals will be presented with a new text by Erwin Grosche. In our programme, the 14 movements of the popular suite for chamber orchestra by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns will be linked with sound poems and songs for the audience to sing along with! Lions will roar, roosters crow, and everyone will dance the turtle dance. This will not only prepare the children for each new theme, but also teach them about the musical motifs along the way. We are thrilled to have Erwin Grosche from Paderborn as our narrator, who is not only a well-known poetic comedian and satirist, but also a popular and multi-award-winning author of children's books written in rhyme.

Camille Saint-Saëns "Le carnaval des animaux" (Suite for chamber orchestra)
Members of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Erwin Grosche

for young and old aged 5 and up

Saturday, 22nd April 2023, 3.00 pm
Sunday, 23rd April 2023, 11.00 am

Surely everyone knows the famous motif that opens the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony! But do we really know who this Mr. van Beethoven was? This programme originally was planned to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020, but Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works. However, This genius’s music is always relevant, even when there is no anniversary to mark! And so our school and family concerts will once again take our listeners young and old on a musical tour of discovery – join us and Juri Tetzlaff for a truly "fateful" concert experience!

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Eduardo Strausser
Juri Tetzlaff

Juri Tetzlaff © Ulrich Hartmann
© Ulrich Hartmann

Cushion Concerts

»Cushion-Concerts« are music for the little ones: familiar tunes and songs, playfully performed by a small group from the Bamberg Symphony, which will have them rapt and singing along. The youngest concert-goers get right up close to our players and hear stories told in music and words. It’s a child-friendly introduction to classical music for the next generation, and a cosy way to experience the same thrill we grown-ups feel all over again at every evening concert: the fascination of music!

Tickets € 5,00 (concessions) / € 10,00 (full price)


Sunday, 27.11.2022, 9.30 am & 11.00 am
performances for children aged 3 to 6 accompanied by carers (limited number of places)

Tuesday, 29.11.2022 / Wednesday, 30.11.2022
performances reserved for kindergartens only, for booking contact

Ruby Red and her friends want to celebrate a big party. But suddenly Ruby disappears – a nasty dragon has kidnapped her! But if everyone helps out, we can save her... This season we are once again offering concerts specially for our youngest listeners aged 3 to 6: sitting on cushions right next to our musicians, the little concertgoers will experience both the story and a playful approach to classical music.

free seating on stage
seat cushions available

Eduard Resatsch Composer
Swantje Vesper
Concept / Presenter
Members of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

School Concerts

For young people, attending a concert by a big orchestra with a conductor in the Bamberg Concert Hall is a special experience. That’s why every year the Bamberg Symphony puts on concerts specially for groups of schoolchildren, inviting them to listen, be amazed and join in.

In the 2022/23 season, we have school concerts available for the following programs:

2. Februar 9.30 & 11.00 am
3. Februar 9.30 & 11.00 am

20. April 2023, 9.30 & 11.00 am
21. April 2023, 9.30 & 11.00 am

Notice: performances reserved for primary schools and year 5/6s. Please note that attendance at these concerts is limited to class groups by prior arrangement. For all enquiries, please contact

© Marian Lenhard
© Marian Lenhard
© Marian Lenhard

Available from our Subscriptions Bureau and Advance Box Office
bvd Kartenservice, Lange Straße 39/41, 96047 Bamberg
Tel.: 0951 / 980 82-20 |Fax: 0951 / 980 82-30