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Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg

Heidelberg’s philharmonic orchestra, Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, has been part of the city’s theatre since 2005. It forms its own category, staging numerous concerts and accompanying opera productions.

The orchestra shapes the city’s musical life with its stylistic flexibility stretching from Baroque to Modernity as well as a broad variety of concert formats. It has twice been honoured with the award for »best concert programme« by the association of German music producers, Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband, and places a strong emphasis on educational programme. Since 2006, Heidelberg’s philharmonic orchestra has been engaging with historic staging methods as part of the festival Winter in Schwetzingen. As part of Heidelberg’s women artists’ award, the Heidelberger Künstlerinnenpreis, and its concert programmes, the orchestra regularly reflects on the works of women composers.

The Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg was founded on 8th April 1889 as »Städtisches Orchester«.

Current Season
1. Castle Concert: Katharine Mehrling sings Piaf
1st Bachchor Concert
1st Family Concert
1st Philharmonic Concert
1st Youth Concert
2. Castle Concert: La France et l’Italia – grandi emozioni!
2nd Bachchor Concert
2nd Philharmonic Concert
2nd Youth Concert
3. Castle Concert: Nature
30th concert with scholarship holders of the Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung
3rd Bachchor Concert
3rd Family Concert
3rd Philharmonic Concert
4. Castle Concert: John Williams’ Greatest Hits
4th Bachchor Concert
4th Philharmonic Concert
5th Philharmonic Concert
6th Philharmonic Concert
7th Philharmonic Concert
Death in Venice
Eugen Onegin
Festive Opera Gala
Il barbiere di Siviglia
La Cenerentola
Listen up! #1
Listen up! #2
Listen up! #3
Man of La Mancha
New Year’s Concert
New Year’s Eve Concert
Reality and the Cosmos
Sunset Boulevard
The Sacred Duck