The Programme

After finishing our special “Autumn Project” we have started rehearsing for our regular Wintersemester, featuring pieces of Brahms, Strauss and Mahler on the 13th of October. We hope to be able to continue our rehearsals the whole semester. The concerts will take place on Friday, 4th of February 2022, and Saturday, 5th of February 2022.

We want to perform the following pieces:

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.3 in F-Major, op.90
Gustav Mahler: “Totenfeier” (1.Movement of the second symphony)
Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration TrV 158

Looking for new members!

With the next semester coming up, we are looking for new members to join our orchestra!

In the winter semester 21/22 we are playing Brahms 3rd symphonie as well as pieces from Mahler and Strauss. You can find our detailed Programme here.

For the upcoming semester we are especially looking for violin, viola, double bass, flute, bassoon, trombone and harp players. You can find more information about it here.


Despite the current COVID-19 epidemic we would be glad to welcome new members and are planning to conduct rehearsals and a Concert in the coming semester!

In particular, we are looking for viola-trombone- and double bass players. But all other Instrumentalists are encouraged to apply!

Here you can find more information.

About us

We are a large symphonic orchestra, characterized by ambitious rehearsals, demanding musical programs and inspiring concerts. The orchestra consists primarily of students in the Heidelberg/Mannheim region.

Since winter semester 2020 Olivier Pols is its conductor.

More information on the orchestra and its conductor can be found in here.

Covid-19 Update

29.09.: We are almost ready to present our Autum-Project! In a few days, on the 3rd of October, you can hear the result of intense rehearsals in the "Brahms-Saal" of the "Musik- und Singschule Heidelberg". If you need tickets, please contact an orchestra-member or Anne directly via email.

We are certain that the upcoming winter-semester will be an almost normal semester with lots of music. We are stoked already and are looking forward to the first rehearsals.


25.07.: After some doubts because of the weather we are so glad the open-air concert worked out perfectly in the end! So we are already pretty stoked to conduct another project in Autumn. We will work in smaller ensembles and will perform a variety of different pieces in the "Brahms Saal" in Heidelberg.

If you are interested in joining us you can find all the important information over at "Orchestra".


08.07.: Saturday, 10th of July we will be performing an open-air concert in the "Pädagogische Hochschule" in Heidelberg, starting at six o' clock in the evening and featuring our current programme including Dvoraks 9th symphony. Tickets can be purchased online for 15€/9€  – just send a short message to Aurelia.


02.06.: During the last weeks, the Pandemic in Germany has notably lost its momentum and seems to be halting. These recent developments enabled us to start rehearsing again and when the first sounds started filling the concert hall we all knew what exactly it was we were missing all this time.

During the remaining summer semester, we will be working on Dvoraks 9th symphony "From the new world" and Mussorgsky's "Night on bald mountain". We are happy to continue working together with Olivier Pols, our conductor. He helped us tremendously in these difficult times and was very enthusiastic about starting rehearsals again.

We also want to thank the "Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg" for the never-ending support and the possibility to use their concert hall for rehearsals. We also wouldn’t stand where we are now if it weren’t for the long-standing sponsorship of the "Heidelberger Volksbank" and the support of all the other friends of our orchestra.

Currently, we are working on an open-air concert in the middle of July. As soon as we know for certain you will hear from us.

Let’s go ahead and make music again!

CD Production Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5

For our 10 year anniversary we recorded a CD with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 in summer 2016. You can purchase the CD at our concerts or online

Covid-project: Kalinnikov

A small excerpt of last semester's program! Even though we could not meet in person, we desperately wanted to make music. So we had no other choice than to do an online project!
A huge thank you to Daniel and all the other musicians for making this project happen!