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.
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow music-lovers,
Ladies and gentlemen,
In the 2018/19 season, the Bamberg Symphony and its Principal Conductor Jakub Hrůša will again visit numerous international venues, as ever travelling as the Bavarian State Philharmonic and thus the Free State’s cultural ambassador to the world, and making waves well beyond our borders.
After what will be its 15th tour of Japan, the Orchestra returns to the Edinburgh International Festival, and makes its first appearance at the Grafenegg Festival. Its travels also take it to Scandinavia, to Paris’s new Philharmonie, and to the Czech Republic, to open the Prague Spring Music Festival. Constantly in demand, the Orchestra will also visit many top concert halls in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
I’m happy to see, besides the Orchestra’s busy touring schedule, the outstanding musical outreach work which forms part of its cultural mission. A striking and very special mark of recognition for that is the recent award of “Programme of the Year 2017”. Not only for this accolade, so richly deserved, but also for the ever stunning audience and subscription figures, I offer my most sincere congratulations to the whole Orchestra, Principal Conductor Jakub Hrůša and General Marcus Rudolf Axt. I wish the Bamberg Symphony every possible success and all the very best for the 2018/19 season.
Prof. Dr. med. Marion Kiechle
Bavarian State Minister for Schools and Higher Education, Science and the Arts