The University Orchestra

The hmt university orchestra usually gets together twice a semester for a joint project, which may for example comprise symphonic programmes, solo concerti and complete operas. This is a practical opportunity for the students to get to grips with the literature they will later encounter regularly during their professional lives. Moreover, the instrumental students support the university composers, soloists and singers who are just starting out on their careers. Likewise the conducting students, who lead this ensemble along with Prof. Christfried Göckeritz and Prof. Daniel Huppert and various guest conductors. Each programme is performed in the Katharinensaal in the university, and may sometimes be heard on concert tours. The university orchestra is consequently an important cornerstone of the music courses.

Photo: Thomas Häntzschel