A truly extraordinary orchestra in an extraordinary city.
In 2016, Jakub Hrůša became the fifth Chief Conductor in the history of the Bamberg Symphony.
Marcus Rudolf Axt has been Chief Executive of the Bamberg Symphony since the season 2013/2014.
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The Joseph Keilberth auditoriuml in Bamberg's concert hall can boast its perfect acoustics.
»extraordinary city. extraordinary orchestra.«
A mirror of European history and a centre of art, Bamberg is a City of Culture with a rich architectural legacy.
extraordinary city. extraordinary orchestra.
The Bamberg Symphony is rightly considered the German touring orchestra and feels at home in all the major concert venues worldwide. Their true home, however, is the Bamberg Concert Hall – Bavaria's best auditorium.
Contemporary music as an »encore«: Since the season 2014/15, the Bamberg Symphony has been playing the world premieres of encores that have been commissioned by the Orchestra.
In 2013, the Bamberg Symphony created this new concert format - a combination of music and poetry slam.
The Joseph Keilberth auditorium with its 1,400 seats boasts marvelous acoustics. It is rightly considered Bavaria's best concert hall.
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Joseph Keilberth was the first Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony. Our Orchestra Academy is named after him.
Since the 2015/16 season, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie have been working closely together.
For several years the Bamberg Symphony have been organising concerts for children, young people and their families.
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Since 2003 the Bamberg Symphony has held the honorary title of »Bavarian State Philharmonic«. They are Bavarias cultural ambassador to the world.
Since 1982 the »Friends of the Bamberg Symphony« have been supporting the work of the Orchestra and have accompanied the musicians on various tours abroad.
As a supporter of the Bamberg Symphony you will enjoy close contact with »your Orchestra« and your contribution will help us to achieve our ambitious artistic aims.
Music appeals to all senses, listening to it is a multi-media experience. In this respect, an orchestra is an ideal object for the press, radio and tv. We are happy to cooperate with our media partners as well as with our professional service providers.
»The Baton«, the documentary of the Bamberg Symphony Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition, has been reviewed as »one of the most original movies about classical music in a long time« by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
The Bamberg Symphony's collaboration with Bavarian Radio dates back to the 1950s; today they still enjoy a close partnership, the source of countless concert relays, studio recordings and co-productions for LP and CD.
The Bamberg Symphony - Bavarian State Philharmonic's funding come from the Free State of Bavaria, the City of Bamberg, the District of Upper Franconia and the Bamberg region.