Audience Orchestra

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

Registration currently not possible

Elbphilharmonie Publikumsorchester
Elbphilharmonie Publikumsorchester © Daniel Dittus

In the Audience Orchestra, some 90 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 Audience Orchestra performs twice a year in the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall and at Hamburg’s community centres – the programme includes pieces from Bach to Strawinsky, but also film music and unusual pieces. 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: 24 August 2022
First spring rehearsal: 1 February 2023

Monthly participation fee: €10
Registration is no longer possible.

With the support of Aurubis AG
In cooperation with the Hamburger Konservatorium

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