Audience Orchestra

90 highly motivated amateurs rehearse together in the Audience Orchestra – and even perform regularly on the Grand Hall stage.

In the Publikumsorchester, dedicated non-professionals of all ages come together to share their love for music. The requirements for participation include an intermediate level of playing, confidence in reading music and some orchestral experience.
The Publikumsorchester performs twice a year in the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall. Michael Petermann, the Director of the Hamburger Konservatorium, conducts the orchestra.

Rehearsal day & time: Wednesdays, 19:15–21:45
Rehearsal venue: Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio
First autumn rehearsal: 2 September 2020
First spring rehearsal: 3 February 2021
Monthly participation fee: € 10

Supported by Aurubis AG
In cooperation with the Hamburger Konservatorium

From the Mediathek : Videos, Podcasts, Articles

Elphi at Home: A Look On The Bright Side

The Elbphilharmonie Audience Orchestra and choirs of the Conservatory in an online performance.

5 questions for a Musician from the Audience

The Elbphilharmonie's Audience Orchestra brings together keen amateur musicians. Contrabassoonist Michael Vitzthum has been a member from the outset.

The Elbphilharmonie's join-in ensembles

The Audience Orchestra, the Gamelan Ensemble and the Creative Orchestra introduce themselves.