Elbphilharmonie Audience Orchestra

Strauss / Schäfer / Gershwin

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Publikumsorchester © Claudia Höhne

In the Audience Orchestra, dedicated amateurs rehearse with great enthusiasm and at a very high artistic level under conductor Michael Petermann, the director of the Hamburger Konservatorium. Each year the orchestra gives two performances in the Grand Hall and further concerts in Hamburg districts, in which they play the pieces they’ve been practicing so intensively.


Elbphilharmonie Publikumsorchester

conductor Michael Petermann


Johann Strauß (Sohn)
Ouvertüre zu »Die Fledermaus«

Stefan Schäfer
Urban Landscapes

– Interval –

George Gershwin
Ouvertüre zu »Girl Crazy«
Catfish Row / Suite aus der Oper »Porgy and Bess«

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Promoter: HamburgMusik / Hamburger Konservatorium

Supported by Aurubis AG In cooperation with Hamburger Konservatorium

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Before the concert and in the interval

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