Local and Regional Networking

Music in and around Bremen

The University Orchestra and Choir often collaborate with local and regional partners like the universities in Oldenburg and Osnabruck, Bremer Kinder- und Jugendkantorei, Bremer Tanzfilminstitut, the Bremen ensemble Lauter Blech, Knabenchor Unser Lieben Frauen Bremen, the Dom Cathedral organist and, of course, colleagues from the Bremen University of the Arts as well as from various faculties of the University. Of special mention here is the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra: Within the frame of a formal cooperation agreement, every semester since 2006 its professional musicians conduct individual pre-rehearsal coaching for the university orchestra’s string, brass, and wood instruments.


Examples of cooperation with local and regional partners

  • With mayor a. D. Dr. Henning Scherf, the city council and the business development agency (WFB) Bremen in the sing along event "Bremen so frei - Ein Fest in 11 Liedern"
  • With the Orchestra of the University of Oldenburg at joint concerts; with colleagues from the University of Oldenburg’s Faculty of Music and content development of a project called “Compositions by Women”
  • With the Orchestra of the University of Osnabrück at joint concerts
  • With the Dom organist Prof. Wolfgang Baumgratz for a performance of Félix Alexandre Guilmant’s 1st Symphony for Organ and Orchestra in the Bremen Dom and in the Hamburg Nikolai-Kirche
  • With the Boys Choir of Unser Lieben Frauen Bremen for two performances of Paul McCartney’s “Liverpool Oratorio”
  • With the Bremer Kinder- und Jugendkantorei for a performance of Carl Orff‘s “Carmina Burana”
  • With the "Haus am Park"/Bremen and the Kulturzentrum Westend/Bremen on the program "... mit all den Stacheln - on Hanns Eisler's 100th birthday"
  • With the "Bremer Tanzfilminstitut" in the production of a documentary about the use of music in rhythmic gymnastics with a conversation with Larissa Drygalla about the concert "Für den Tanz komponierte Musik"
  • With the University’s Faculty 12 for a presentation of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures of an Exhibition”
  • With the Institute of Music Education of the University of Bremen and the series "Musik im Ohr" of the "Glocke"/Bremen at an inclusive concert for children with hearing disavilities 
  • With colleagues from the Bremen University of the Arts and the University of Bremen who regularly work together with orchestra and choir as soloists or composers: Prof. Thomas Mohr, Prof. Maria Kowollik, Prof. Thomas Klug, Claudia Birkholz, Kerstin Stöcker, Prof. Erwin Koch-Raphael, Juan María Solare, Prof. Florian Poser, and Prof. Fritz Haase.

Bremensien – performances of works that have special historical connections with Bremen

  • Johannes Brahms’ Requiem (first performed 1868 in Bremen)  
  • Max Bruch’s “Odysseus – Scenes from the Odyssee” (first performed 1872 in Bremen)
  • Project "Bremen so frei"