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 musicians. 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:
    Fritjof v. Gagern
  • 2. Chairman:
    Christiane Albert
  • Financial Manager:
    Patrick Koch
  • Assistant Financial Manager:
    Christoph Rox
  • Secretary:
    Christoph Prüfer
  • Advisory Board Members:
    Jean-Jacques Goumaz, Julien Heichelbech, Georg Lustig, Eva Wombacher, Reinhard Philipp and Arne Roßbach

GMD Alexander Soddy

The General Music Director (GMD)

Since 2016/2017 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 Kirill 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 Preuße
Project Director, Executive Committee Consultant
nadin.preusse@musikalische-akademie.de
+49 (0) 621 – 122 52 87

Olga Sachartschuk
Communications Advisor, Marketing Manager
olga.sachartschuk@musikalische-akademie.de
+49 (0) 621 – 122 52 86

  • Sunday 18th
  • Monday 19th
  • Monday 19th
  • Tuesday 20th
  • Tuesday 20th
  • October 2020
  • 08:30 P.M., Rosengarten, Mozartsaal
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Giovanni Gabrieli (1557–1613)
  • Canzon à 12
    Sonata pian’ e forte (Ch.175 / Nr. 33)

  • Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951)
  • Kammersymphonie Nr. 1 op. 9

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
  • Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 3 G-Dur BWV 1048

  • Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951)
  • Verklärte Nacht op. 4

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  • Sunday 25th
  • Monday 26th
  • Tuesday 27th
  • July 2021
  • tba., Rosengarten, Mannheim
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Enrico Chapela (* 1974)
  • Uraufführung einer Auftragskomposition der Musikalischen Akademie
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  • Monday 03th
  • Tuesday 04th
  • Wednesday 05th
  • May 2021
  • 12:00 A.M. – 23:59 P.M., Live aus dem Rosengarten Mannheim
  • Mei-Ann Chen
  • Conductor
  • Tobias Feldmann
  • Violin
  • Dmitri Schostakowitsch (1906–1975)
  • Kammersymphonie op. 110a, arr. Rudolf Barschai

  • Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
  • Rondo für Violine und Streichorchester A-Dur D 438

  • Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
  • Serenade Nr. 2 A-Dur op. 16

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  • May 2021
  • 12:00 A.M. – 23:59 P.M., ENTFÄLLT
  • Ariane Matiakh
  • Conductor
  • Tanja Tetzlaff
  • Violoncello
  • Michail Glinka (1804–1857)
  • Kamarinskaya

  • Dmitri Schostakowitsch (1906–1975)
  • Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester Nr. 1 Es-Dur op. 107

  • Sergej Rachmaninow (1873–1943)
  • Die Toteninsel op. 29

  • Modest Mussorgski (1839–1881)
  • Eine Nacht auf dem kahlen Berge

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  • Monday 08th
  • Tuesday 09th
  • Wednesday 10th
  • March 2021
  • 12:00 A.M. – 23:59 P.M., Live aus dem Rosengarten Mannheim
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Herbert Schuch
  • Piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 C-Dur op. 15

  • Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
  • Der Bürger als Edelmann op. 60

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  • Monday 12th
  • Tuesday 13th
  • Wednesday 14th
  • April 2021
  • 12:00 A.M. – 23:59 P.M., Live aus dem Rosengarten Mannheim
  • Jader Bignamini
  • Conductor
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
  • Symphonie Nr. 29 A-Dur KV 20

  • Jacques Ibert (1890–1962)
  • Divertissement

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)
  • Symphonie Nr. 4 A-Dur op. 90 Italienische

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  • Monday 31th
  • Tuesday 01th
  • Wednesday 02th
  • June 2021
  • 12:00 A.M. – 11:59 P.M., Live aus dem Rosengarten Mannheim
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Lukas Zeilinger
  • Trumpet
  • Thomas Berau
  • Bariton
  • Alban Berg (1885–1935)
  • 3 Stücke aus der Lyrischen Suite

  • Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
  • Konzert für Trompete und Orchester Es-Dur

  • Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
  • Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, arr. Arnold Schönberg

  • Franz Schreker (1878–1934)
  • Kammersymphonie

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  • Tuesday 22th
  • Wednesday 23th
  • Thursday 24th
  • June 2021
  • 12:00 A.M. – 23:59 P.M., Live aus dem Rosengarten Mannheim
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Augustin Hadelich
  • Violin
  • Igor Strawinsky (1882–1971)
  • Konzert in Es für Kammerorchester Dumbarton Oaks

  • Sergej Prokofjew (1891–1953)
  • Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 2 g-Moll op. 63
    Symphonie Nr. 1 D-Dur op. 25 Klassische

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Purchase Tickets

  • Sunday 06th
  • June 2021
  • 05:00 P.M., Online-Premiere
  • Joseph Bastian
  • Conductor
  • Maximilian Hornung
  • Violoncello
  • Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
  • Serenade für 13 Blasinstrumente Es-Dur op. 7

  • Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
  • Bläserserenade d-Moll op. 44

  • Friedrich Gulda (1930–2000)
  • Konzert für Violoncello und Blasorchester

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