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Student Concerts

The Bamberg Symphony’s student concerts, with their relaxed yet informative presentation, have been »cult« events for many years now. Tickets € 10,- (concessions) / € 20,- Full price (available in advance and on the day)

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Bamberger Symphoniker Shop
Lange Straße 30
96047 Bamberg
phone: +49 951 / 99 39 10 99


Fri, 21st October 2023, 8.00 pm
Bamberg, Concerthall

This season there will be a »Slam Symphony« again: Three top-class German slammers will compete right on stage with their own texts written for this concert and present their thoughts to the music they heard just a moment before. At the end the audience will decide on the winner.

Petr Popelka Conductor
Friedrich Herrmann Poetry Slam
Dominique Macri Poetry Slam
Veronika Rieger Poetry Slam
Christian Ritter Presenter

Robert Schumann Symphonie Nr. 1 B-Dur op. 38 »Frühlingssymphonie«

for students, apprentices and pupils

Wed, 17th May 2023, 8.00 pm
Bamberg, Concerthall

"Many little people doing many little things in many little places can change the face of the world”, as the saying goes. Our student concert aims to put the spotlight on the important theme of caring for creation. We are delighted to welcome Ruth Reinhardt to the podium, one of the most exciting conductors of our time. Thomas Adès’ 2008 piece takes the creation of our fascinating world as its theme: "In Seven Days", which at times is reminiscent of riotous film music, describes the biblical tale of creation, from the initial chaos to the birth of living creatures and God’s final contemplation. The composer, who is one of the most impressive figures in contemporary music, explained that it was “an evolution of ideas that recur and transform, that expand and explode as if the genetic code of the universe were bursting out in music both organic and geometric.” Like many other young artists, the acclaimed Finnish composer Cecilia Damström is always at the forefront of current trends. Many of her works are politically motivated, and she wrote "ICE" in 2021 for Sinfonia Lahti – the first CO2-neutral symphony orchestra. This piece revolves around the threat of the melting ice caps and the destruction of our planet’s natural beauty due to global warming, the collapse of ecosystems, and the world’s ever accelerating pace. The music’s haunting sounds and the warning ringing of a bicycle bell depict the shrinking of natural spaces and the ever-shorter winter periods caused by climate change – and we can also hear how our suffering environment is fighting bitterly for its existence with every "heartbeat".

Ruth Reinhardt Conductor

Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt, Suite Nr. 1, »Morgenstimmung«
Thomas Adès »In Seven Days« für Klavier und Orchester
Cecilia Damström »ICE« für Orchester