The Bamberg Symphony is an extraordinary orchestra in an extraordinary city. Without the symphony Bamberg would be a city bereft of something essential, something basic, like the air we breathe. Nigh on ten percent of its inhabitants subscribe to one of the five home concert series.
There are also quite a few special concerts, almost without exception fully sold out, so that Bamberg’s citizens attend one of their Orchestra’s concerts once a year on average.Yet the Bamberg Symphony is much more than simply the musical hub of the city and the entire region. It’s one of Germany’s most-traveled orchestras: since 1946, it has been delighting audiences worldwide with its characteristically dark, rounded, radiant sound. In that time it has given well over 7,000 concerts in more than 500 cities and 63 countries, and as the Bavarian State Philharmonic, it regularly crisscrosses the globe as a cultural ambassador to the world for Bavaria and all of Germany.