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

Olga Sachartschuk
Communications Advisor/Subscriptions Director
olga.sachartschuk@musikalische-akademie.de
+49 (0) 621 – 122 52 86

  • Monday 07th
  • Tuesday 08th
  • October 2019
  • 08:00 P.M., Rosengarten, Mozartsaal
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Christian Tetzlaff
  • Violin
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
  • Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur op. 61

  • Anton Bruckner (1824–1896) Bruckner-Zyklus
  • Symphonie Nr. 9 d-Moll WAB 109

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  • Monday 11th
  • Tuesday 12th
  • November 2019
  • 08:00 P.M., Rosengarten, Mozartsaal
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • David Kadouch
  • Piano
  • Thomas Bloch
  • Ondes Martenot
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)
  • Turangalîla-Symphonie

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  • Monday 16th
  • Tuesday 17th
  • December 2019
  • 08:00 P.M., Rosengarten, Mozartsaal
  • Marek Janowski
  • Conductor
  • Anna Vinnitskaya
  • Piano
  • Sergei Prokofjew (1891–1953)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 g-Moll op. 16

  • Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
  • Symphonie Nr. 4 e-Moll op. 98

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  • Thursday 01th
  • Thursday 01th
  • January 1970
  • 08:00 P.M., Rosengarten, Mozartsaal
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Jean-Jacques Goumaz
  • Oboe
  • Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
  • Konzert für Oboe und Orchester D-Dur TrV 292

  • Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
  • Eine Alpensymphonie op. 64 TrV 233

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  • Thursday 01th
  • Thursday 01th
  • January 1970
  • 08:00 P.M., Rosengarten, Mozartsaal
  • Roderick Cox
  • Conductor
  • Maximilian Hornung
  • Violoncello
  • Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967)
  • Tänze aus Galánta

  • Édouard Lalo (1823–1892)
  • Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester d-Moll

  • Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
  • Pavane pour une infante défunte

  • Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
  • Der wunderbare Mandarin op. 19

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  • Thursday 01th
  • Thursday 01th
  • January 1970
  • 08:00 P.M., Rosengarten, Mozartsaal
  • Friedemann Layer
  • Conductor
  • Herbert Schuch
  • Piano
  • Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
  • Ouvertüre zu Die Zauberharfe D 644

  • Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
  • Zwischenaktmusiken aus Rosamunde D 797

  • Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
  • Symphonie Nr. 4 c-Moll D 417

  • Franz Liszt (1811–1886) / Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
  • Fantasie C-Dur op. 15 D 760 Wandererfantasie

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  • Thursday 01th
  • Thursday 01th
  • January 1970
  • 08:00 P.M., Rosengarten, Mozartsaal
  • Benjamin Reiners
  • Conductor
  • Jeroen Berwaerts
  • Trumpet
  • Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
  • Le tombeau de Couperin

  • Alessandro Marcello (1669–1747)
  • Konzert für Trompete d-Moll

  • Luciano Berio (1925–2003) / Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805)
  • Quattro versioni originali della Ritirata notturna di Madrid

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

  • Leopold Stokowski (1882–1977) / J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
  • Passacaglia und Fuge c-Moll BMV 582

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  • Thursday 01th
  • Thursday 01th
  • January 1970
  • 08:00 P.M., Rosengarten, Mozartsaal
  • Rafał Blechacz
  • Piano
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 e-Moll op. 11

  • Sidney Corbett (* 1960)
  • Uraufführung einer Auftragskomposition der Musikalischen Akademie
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
  • Symphonie Nr. 4 B-Dur op. 60

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  • Saturday 26th
  • October 2019
  • 08:00 P.M., Nationaltheater, Opernhaus
  • Bernhard Forck
  • Conductor
  • Amelia Scicolone
  • Soprano
  • Jean-Féry Rebel (1666–1747)
  • Les Éléments

  • Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687)
  • L’entrée und Chaconne aus Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)
  • Suite und Arien aus Hippolyte et Aricie

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  • Thursday 01th
  • Thursday 01th
  • January 1970
  • 07:30 P.M., Rokoko-Theater Schwetzingen
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Conductor
  • Solisten und Opernchor des NTM
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
  • Requiem d-Moll KV 626

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  • Sunday 20th
  • October 2019
  • 07:30 P.M., Kunsthalle Mannheim, Atrium
  • Alexander Soddy
  • Piano
  • Olga Pogorelova
  • Violin
  • Patrick Koch
  • Clarinet
  • Fritjof von Gagern
  • Violoncello
  • Ulrike Hupka
  • Horn
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)
  • Appel interstellaire für Horn solo

  • Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
  • Première rapsodie für Klarinette und Klavier

  • Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
  • Sonate für Violine und Klavier

  • Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)
  • Quatuor pour la fin du temps

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