In April we started rehearsing for the Summer-Semester. Our concerts will take place on July 16th in the inner courtyard of the Alte Pädagogische Hochschule and July 17th in the Palatin in Wiesloch.
We want to perform the following pieces:
Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Ouverture
Henri Tomasi: Trumpet Concerto (Soloist: Clément Schuppert)
Sergej Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 e-minor
Looking for new members!
With the next semester coming up, we are looking for new members to join our orchestra!
In the Summer-Semester 22 we are playing pieces composed by Rimskij-Korsakov, Tomasi and Rachmaninoff. You can find our detailed Programme here.
For the upcoming semester we are especially looking for violin, viola, double bass, oboe, bassoon, trombone and percussion 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!
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.
21.01.: As announced, our concert on 05.02. will take place with the planned programme in the Alte Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg. However, the current situation requires us to significantly reduce the number of visitors. Unfortunately, there will be no public ticket sales, but only internally via orchestra members. Nevertheless, we are happy to play a concert and hope for the usual large audience in the summer semester!
11.01.: We are very pleased that, despite the current situation, we can continue our rehearsals. Unfortunately, we were forced to cancel our first concert due to the pandemic. But the second concert on Saturday, February 5th, will take place on a smaller scale, as things stand at present. We would be happy to inform you about the circumstances, as soon as they can be foreseen.
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!
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!