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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)

»Carnical of the Animals« after Camille Saint-Saëns
Carnival concert for the whole family

Sunday, 23. February 2020, 11.00 Uhr

In the forest, all the animals gather together to have a party. Elephants, monkeys, lions, kangaroos, shimmering shoals of fish, donkeys, chickens, turtles ... they are all there to invite you to the »carnival of the animals«. Now hear the "Ee-ah" of the donkey and now the call of the cuckoo. But what does an aquarium sound like and how does a kangaroo hop musically? Once again, our musicians bring animals great and small to life with their instruments. Lots of furry fun for young and old and animal costumes are encouraged!

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
for young and old aged 5 and up

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 11.00 and 15.00

Eduardo Strausser   Conductor
Juri Tetzlaff Presenter

»Ta-ta-ta-taa« Who doesn’t know that famous bit at the start of the opening movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony? Hang on, though – who was this Mr. Beethoven? It’s his 250th birthday, and he was one of the most important composers in the history of music –so we’re focusing on him in this anniversary year, including at our school and family concerts, when we’ll take everyone, young and old, on another journey of musical discovery – all aboard for a »fateful« concert experience!

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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)

Friday, 8 November 2019, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00
for children aged 3 to 5
- performances reserved for kindergartens only -

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00
for children aged 3 to 5
– performances for children accompanied by carers (limited number of places) –

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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 education@bamberger-symphoniker.de

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
for young and old aged 5 and up

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 09.30 and 11.00
Friday, 13 March 2020, 09.30 and 11.00

Eduardo Strausser Conductor
Juri Tetzlaff Presenter

»Ta-ta-ta-taa« Who doesn’t know that famous bit at the start of the opening movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony? Hang on, though – who was this Mr. Beethoven? It’s his 250th birthday, and he was one of the most important composers in the history of music –so we’re focusing on him in this anniversary year, including at our school and family concerts, when we’ll take everyone, young and old, on another journey of musical discovery – all aboard for a »fateful« concert experience!

© 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, 27. September 2019, 20.00

Richard Wagner Vorspiel zur Oper »Lohengrin«
Bohuslav Martinů Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 2 g-Moll
Johannes Brahms Symphonie Nr. 1 c-Moll op. 68

Jakub Hrůša Conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann Violin


Friday, 29. November 2019, 20.00

Sauli Zinovjev »Batteria« für Orchester, Deutsche Erstaufführung
Dmitri Schostakowitsch Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester Nr. 1 Es-Dur op. 107
Jean Sibelius »Lemminkäinen« Suite op. 22

Klaus Mäkelä Conductor
Sol Gabetta Violoncello


Friday, 13. December 2019, 20.00

Joseph Haydn Symphonie fis-Moll Hob. I:45 »Abschieds-Symphonie«
Béla Bartók »Herzog Blaubarts Burg« Oper in einem Akt

Adam Fischer Conductor
Miklós Sebestyén Baritone
Ruxandra Donose Mezzo Soprano

Saturday, 7. March 2020, 20.00

Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem

Juraj Valčuha Conductor
Elena Zhidkova Mezzo Soprano
Antonio Poli Tenor
Riccardo Zanellato Bass
Symphonischer Chor Bamberg Chor


Friday, 24. April 2020, 20.00

Wojciech Kilar »Orawa« für Streichorchester
Mieczysław Weinberg Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester
Modest Mussorgsky »Bilder einer Ausstellung«

Krzysztof Urbanski Conductor
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