About Us

For the Musikalische Akademie, members of Mannheim’s National Theater Orchestra are the organizers and managers of one of the oldest concert series in Germany. Unique among German opera theater- and symphonic- orchestras is the Akademie’s democratic structure associated with its own choice of concert programs as well as its financial independence. These factors are essential for the artistic identity and self-confidence of the musician. Eight times annually the orchestra, otherwise accustomed to resounding from the orchestra pit, presents itself on the stage of the Mozartsaal in Mannheim‘s Rosengarten.

Creating culture through the artist’s own responsibility: This is a reality in Mannheim which has proven to be a successful and lasting concept.

The Musikalische Akademie of the National Theater Orchestra Mannheim e.V. which was founded in 1778 is represented by the following executive committee members:

  • 1. Chairman:
    Ulrich Grau
  • 2. Chairman:
    Christiane Albert
  • Financial Manager:
    Fritjof v. Gagern
  • Assistant Financial Manager:
    Christoph Rox
  • Secretary:
    Christoph Prüfer
  • Advisory Board Members:
    Jean-Jacques Goumaz, Julien Heichelbech, Georg Lustig, Alexander Petersen, Reinhard Philipp und Arne Roßbach

 

GMD Alexander Soddy

The General Music Director (GMD)

Since the beginning of the 2016/2017 season Alexander Soddy is music director of the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Alexander Soddy was the orchestra’s absolutely favorite choice candidate during the search for a General Music Director for Mannheim. Having started out as a choirboy in his native Oxford, then continuing with conducting studies at the Royal Academy of Music, Music Theory at Cambridge followed by his musical ascent as an opera conductor in London, at the Hamburg Staatsoper, the Oper Klagenfurt and as assistant to Kiri Petrenko in Bayreuth – the vocal genre has always played a decisively large role in Alexander Soddy’s life as a musician – having laid an ideal foundation for working on the concert repertoire.

 

Contact

Nadin Zeisse
Project Director/Executive Committee Consultant
nadin.zeisse@musikalische-akademie.de
+49 (0) 621 – 122 52 87

Raphaela Epstein
Communications Advisor/Subscriptions Director
raphaela.epstein@musikalische-akademie.de
+49 (0) 621 – 122 52 86

  • Monday 01th
  • Tuesday 02th
  • October 2018
  • 20, Rosengarten
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Augustin Hadelich
  • Violin
  • Anton Webern (1883–1945)
  • Passacaglia d-Moll op. 1

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847

  • Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
  • Symphonie Nr. 1 c-Moll op. 68

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  • Monday 05th
  • Tuesday 06th
  • November 2018
  • 20, Rosengarten
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Anton Bruckner (1824–1896) Bruckner-Zyklus
  • Symphonie Nr. 8 c-Moll WAB 108

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  • Monday 17th
  • Tuesday 18th
  • December 2018
  • 20, Rosengarten
  • Antonello Manacorda
  • Conductor
  • Shai Wosner
  • piano
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)
  • Ouvertüre zu Das Märchen von der schönen Melusine op. 32

  • Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
  • Klavierkonzert a-Moll op. 54

  • Piotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski (1840–1893)
  • Symphonie Nr. 5 e-Moll op. 64

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  • Monday 07th
  • Tuesday 08th
  • January 2019
  • 20, Rosengarten
  • Ingo Metzmacher
  • Conductor
  • Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884)
  • Mein Vaterland (Má Vlast)

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  • Monday 11th
  • Tuesday 12th
  • February 2019
  • 20, Rosengarten
  • Marianna Shirinyan
  • Piano
  • Ben Glassberg
  • Conductor
  • György Ligeti (1923–2006)
  • Concert Românesc

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 23 A-Dur KV 488

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
  • Symphonie Nr. 2 D-Dur op. 36

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  • Monday 18th
  • Tuesday 19th
  • March 2019
  • 20, Rosengarten
  • Sebastian Tewinkel
  • Conductor
  • Patrick Koch
  • Clarinett
  • Antonia Zimmermann
  • Bassoon
  • Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
  • Symphonie Nr. 73 D-Dur HOB.I:73 La Chasse

  • Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
  • Duett-Concertino F-Dur für Klarinette, Fagott und Orchester

  • César Franck (1822–1890)
  • Le Chasseur maudit (symphonische Dichtung)

  • Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
  • Les Préludes

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  • Monday 03th
  • Tuesday 04th
  • June 2019
  • 20, Rosengarten
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Heike Wessels
  • mezzo-soprano
  • Damenchor des NTM
  • Kinderchor des NTM
  • Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
  • Symphonie Nr. 3 d-Moll H. 293

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  • Monday 01th
  • Tuesday 02th
  • July 2019
  • 20, Rosengarten
  • Frank Peter Zimmermann
  • Violin
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959)
  • Violinkonzert Nr. 2 g-Moll

  • Antonin Dvořák (1841–1904)
  • Symphonie Nr. 9 e-Moll op. 95 Aus der Neuen Welt

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  • Sunday 12th
  • May 2019
  • 19:30, Nationaltheater Mannheim
  • Sarah Christian
  • Violin and Leader
  • Julien Heichelbech
  • Viola
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
  • Maurerische Trauermusik c-Moll KV 477

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
  • Sinfonia concertante Es-Dur für Violine, Viola und Orchester KV 364 (320 d)

  • Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
  • Streichquartett d-Moll Der Tod und das Mädchen D 810 (Fassung für Streichorchester  von Gustav Mahler)

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