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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)

»Carnival of the Animals« after Camille Saint-Saëns
(TV Concert)

Version for Symphony Orchestra
Carnival concert for the whole family

Sunday, February 14th
10am / 1pm / 3pm
TV Oberfranken (TV) or (Stream)

Once a year, all the animals gather in the forest to celebrate. Elephants, monkeys, lions, kangaroos, glittering shoals of fish, donkeys, chickens, tortoises and a swan...they have all come, and now they are inviting us to join the »Carnival of Animals«! Here, we hear a donkey’s »hee-haw«, there the call of a cuckoo. But what does it sound like when animals celebrate a carnival? In this anniversary season marking 75 years of the Bamberg Symphony, we will present the large orchestral version of Camille Saint-Saëns’ well-known favourite. Together with the Czech conductor David Švec and the KiKa presenter Malte Arkona, we will once again be bringing animals both large and small to life.

David Švec Conductor
Malte Arkona Presenter

Broadcast Dates:
Sunday, February 14th 2021
10 am / 1pm / 3pm
on TV Oberfranken (TV) or online:

»Swan Lake«

for tall and short people from age 5 and above

Saturday, 15 May 2021, 3.00 PM

»Swan Lake«
Once upon a time there was an evil magician who transformed the beautiful young princess Odette into a swan. Thus begins the enchanting fairy tale of Swan Lake, the most popular ballet ever. Together with KiKA presenter Juri Tetzlaff, in this concert we will take the whole family on a journey into the world of swans, magicians, princes, princesses and of course orchestral sound.

A concert where you can dream along, feel along – and participate!

Sergej Bolkhovets Conductor
Juri Tetzlaff Presenter

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)

»Ruby Red and the Bewitched Horn«

concert dates will be announced soon

for children aged 3 to 6
performances for children accompanied by carers (limited number of places)

concert dates will be announced soon
for children aged 3 to 6
performances reserved for kindergartens only

In this season, Ruby Red and her friends will experience a new musical adventure! When they gather on stage to play music, the horn suddenly starts to make strange noises. What are they to do if it turns out the witch has cast a spell on it? Can the giant magic bell help, or an enchanted potion that they all brew together?
Together with the audience, we will set out in search of a musical spell to break the bewitchment. Then we will be able to create something truly magical together: music! The »cushion concerts« developed by our Education Team take place directly on the concert hall stage. Listeners both small and large are invited to make themselves comfortable on cushions up close to the action and listen, marvel and take part in the fun!

Swantje Vesper Narrator
Members of the Bamberg Symphony

Eduard Resatsch Composer


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.

Notice: performances reserved for primary schools and year 5s. 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

School Subscription Concerts

This schools subscription series includes five selected full orchestral concerts, with music from the Classical era to today, for € 30,00.

Friday, 08 October 2021, 8.00 PM

Olivier Messiaen Oiseaux exotiquesWolfgang Amadeus Mozart Konzert für Klavier und Orchester c-Moll KV 491 Richard Strauss »Elektra« Symphonische Rhapsodie

Manfred Honeck Dirigent
Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Friday, 12 November 2021, 8.00 PM

Wilhelm Stenhammar Serenade F-Dur op. 31
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphonie Nr. 5 c-Moll op. 67

Herbert Blomstedt Dirigent

Saturday, 18 December 2021, 8.00 PM

Petr Fiala Stabat Mater
Leoš Janáček Glagolitische Messe ("Glagolská mse")

Jakub Hrůša Dirigent
Kristina Fialová Viola
Tschechischer Philharmonischer Chor Brünn (Einstudierung: Petr Fiala)
Kateřina Kněžíková Sopran
Pavel Černoch Tenor
Elisabeth Kulman Alt
Jan Šťáva Bass

Friday, 14 January 2022, 8.00 PM

Gustav Mahler Symphonie Nr. 9

Jakub Hrůša Dirigent

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 8.00 PM

Wojciech Kilar »Orawa«
Mieczysław Weinberg Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester c-Moll op. 43
Modest Petrowitsch Mussorgski »Bilder einer Ausstellung«

Krzysztof Urbański Dirigent
Sol Gabetta Violoncello

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