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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)

»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, 04 December 2020, 8.00 PM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphonie Nr. 35 D-Dur KV 385 »Haffner«
Francis Poulenc
Konzert für Orgel, Streicher und Pauken g-moll
Camille Saint-Saëns
Symphonie Nr. 3 c-Moll op. 78 »Orgelsymphonie«

Christoph Eschenbach Conductor
Christian Schmitt Organ

Friday, 22 January 2021, 8.00 PM

Igor Strawinskis Suite Nr. 2 für Kammerorchester
Luca Francesconi Konzert für Violine und Orchester, Uraufführung einer Auftragskomposition

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphonie Nr. 7 A-Dur op. 92

Jakub Hrůša Conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja Violin

Saturday, 13 March 2021, 8.00 PM

Ernest Chausson Poème op. 25 für Violine und Orchester
Béla Bartók Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 1
Piotr I. Tschaikowski Symphonie Nr. 5 e-Moll op. 64

Manfred Honeck Conductor
Isabelle Faust Violin

Sunday, 18 April 2021, 5.00 PM

Igor Strawinsky »Perséphone« für Sprecherin, Tenor, Knabenchor, vierstimmigen gemischten Chor und Orchester
Robert Schumann Symphonie Nr. 1 B-Dur op. 38 »Frühlingssymphonie« (Bearbeitung: Gustav Mahler)
encore! Uraufführung einer Zugabe von Toshio Hosokawa

Ingo Metzmacher Conductor
Salome Kammer Speaker
Maximilian Schmitt Tenor
Kinder des Bamberger Domchors Choir
Symphonischer Chor Bamberg Choir

Friday, 21 May 2021, 8.00 PM

Alexander Glasunow »Valse de concert 1«
Sergei Rachmaninow Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 2
Jean Françaix »Petite Valse Européenne« für Tuba und doppeltes Bläserquintett
Modest Mussorgski »Bilder einer Ausstellung«

Juraj Valčuha Conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk Piano
Heiko Triebener Tuba

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