bamberger symphoniker

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Young people’s concerts

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


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 people aged 5 years and older

Saturday, 6th July 2024, 3.00 pm

Before heading towards the summer holidays, we invite all ages to a concert programme for the whole family to the concert hall. The conductor will be Giuseppe Mengoli, the prize-winner of our 2023 THE MAHLER COMPETITION. The exact programme will be released shortly. But this much we can already say: KiKa presenter Juri Tetzlaff will host in his familiar entertaining style - classical music with a good mood guarantee!

for children from 5 years
Duration: approx. 50 minutes

Giuseppe Mengoli - Winner of THE MAHLER COMPETITION 2023 Conductor
Juri Tetzlaff

[Translate to Englisch:] © Ulrich Hartmann

Family Concert to people aged 5 years and older

Saturday, 14th October 2023, 3.00 pm

What kind of instruments are there in a large symphony orchestra? What defines their sound, and what are their distinctive features? Actress and singer Salome Kammer will lead us through the programme in an entertaining way as we explore the orchestra's instruments in greater detail with the help of Benjamin Britten's educational classic »The Young Person‘s Guide to the Orchestra«. The conductor will be Giuseppe Mengoli, winner of our international conducting competition THE MAHLER COMPETITION, which was held in the Bamberg Concert Hall in July 2023. An exciting mix for this musical expedition!

Benjamin Britten »The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra«
Giuseppe Mengoli - Winner of THE MAHLER COMPETITION 2023
Salome Kammer Moderation

Children's Concert for the Entire Family

Sunday, 10th December 2023, 11.00 am

Caruso the hamster is terribly disappointed. It‘s Christmas morning and his stocking is empty. That has never happened to him before! So he wanders through the concert hall looking for his friends. And what does he find? Lots of music! But ... his stocking! Will it be full in the end?
A cheerful Santa Claus story with extraordinary Christmas music from all over the world. The Bamberg based actor and author Andreas Ulich will humorously lead through the morning, suitably accompanied by Christmas music performed by the brass quintet of the Bamberg Symphony.

Brass Quintett of the Bamberger Symphony Orchestra:

Markus Mester Trumpet
Johannes Trunk Trumpet
William Tuttle Horn
Stefan Lüghausen Trombone
Heiko Triebener Tuba

Andreas Ulich Concept and Narration

Carnival of the Animals

Carnival Concert for the Entire Family

Sunday, 11th February 2024, 11.00 am

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

Just in time for the »fifth season«, the Bamberg concert hall is transformed into a venue for quite a special carnival party this morning! Humorously presented by poet and reciter Nora Gomringer, the result is an animatedly merry mix of poetry around furry and fish scales poetry with a pinch of quirkiness and whiskers, suitably set to the music of Camille Saint-Saëns‘ »The Carnival of the Animals«. Fun for the whole family. Costumes are absolutely welcome here! 

Orchestra Members of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Nora Gomringer  Text and Moderation

With music by Camille Saint-Saëns in the version for chamber ensemble


»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)


This season, Ruby Red and her friends once again experience a musical adventure: When everyone has joined together on stage to make some music, the horn all of a sudden starts to make weird noises. What should we do if it turns out that the witch has cast a spell on it? Can the magic giant bell help or perhaps a magic potion we brew together? Together with the audience, we go in search of a musical spell of dissolution to create something great together: Music! Our seat cushion concerts, developed by our education team, take place in the concert hall directly on stage. On seat cushions, close to all the action, people of all ages make themselves comfortable and are invited to listen, to be amazed and to join in.

For children from 3-6 years accompanied by an adult.
Duration: about 30 minutes
Seat cushions are available

Eduard Resatsch Music
Swantje Vesper
Concept and Moderation
Members of the Bamberg Symphoniky Orchestra



Public Concerts
Sat, 18th November 2023, 9.30 am /  11.00 am
Tue, 20th February 2024, 4.00 pm
Wed, 21st February 2024, 4.00 pm

Special Concerts for Kindergarten groups
Fri, 17th November 2023, 10.00 am / 11.00 am
Tue, 20th February 2024, 10.00 am / 11.00 am
Wed, 21st February 2024, 10.00 am / 11.00 am
Group bookings can be done at:

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 2023/24 season, we have school concerts available for the following programs:

Thu, 12th October 2023, 9.30 am & 11.00 am
Fri, 13th October 2023, 9.30 am & 11.00 am

Wed, 3rd July 2024, 9.30 am & 11.00 am
Thur, 4th July 2024, 9.30 am & 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