The Programme

During the summer semester 2021 we are planning to start rehearsals in April or May, depending on the current state of the pandemic.

If possible we would like to perform Dvoraks 7th Symphony, “Death and Transfiguration” by Richard Strauss and Mahlers “Funeral Rites”.

Information about our past concerts can be accessed here.

Looking for new members!

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

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 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.


A small excerpt of our current program! Even though we currently cant meet in person we still can't stand the thought of not making 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!

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


Whatever the future may bring us, we will do our best to start rehearsing safely as soon as possible.

Currently we are planning an open-air concert for the summer, as concerts at the usual locations probably won’t be possible.


We will continue our joint venture with the concert-series in Dillenburg and hope to perform on the third of July at an open-air concert. Our former conductor, Jesko Sirvend, will be the musical director on this occasion. We will perform Dvoraks 7th Symphony, as well as “Death and Transfiguration” by Richard Strauss.


Depending on the state of the pandemic and legislature we may end up rehearsing in smaller ensembles or resort to chamber music instead. But we will have to see.

Regardless of the uncertainties in the upcoming semester we would be glad to welcome new members! Just head over to “Orchestra” to get to know us better and to find all the necessary information.



We are grateful for our long-lasting cooperation with the Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg which allows us to pursue our musical interests in these difficult times.

Whole heartedly we also want to thank the Heidelberger Volksbank as well as all other supporters and friends of the Academic Philharmonic Heidelberg for their ongoing support.