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The Munich PhilharmonicA world-class orchestra

The Munich Philharmonic and the Gasteig

The Munich Philharmonic is the resident orchestra of the Gasteig Philharmonic Hall. Founded in 1893, it is known as the city’s orchestra and enjoys an excellent reputation throughout the world. Its name is synonymous with a long tradition and a varied, challenging repertoire.  Lorin Maazel, Christian Thielemann, James Levine and Sergiu Celibidache are just a few of the renowned conductors to have left their mark on the Philharmonic, whose history spans more than a century. Internationally renowned soloists and conductors regularly appear with the orchestra, which owes its unmistakable sound to its musicians’ passion and energy.


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Spielfeld Klassik – the education programme

Spielfeld Klassik is the Munich Philharmonic’s comprehensive, generation-spanning education programme that includes concerts for children, young people and schools as well as public dress rehearsals and school visits by the orchestra. Instrument presentations, workshops and concerts at unusual venues give audiences the opportunity to learn about classical music and the work of a large symphony orchestra.


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Dark concert hall, heads from behind, on the illuminated stage the orchestra musicians, the choir behind them elevated on the choir balcony
In the hall photographed from above five male and female musicians on a red carpet, around them a crowd of people.
Close up of the violinists
Close up of the string ensemble
Close up of bass players and violinists
View from behind across the stage into the auditorium with a bright spotlight
View from the packed auditorium of the Isarphilharmonie to the stage
Orchestral musicians on stage, the view goes into the dark auditorium with crowded rows

The Philharmonic at the Gasteig HP8

On 8 October 2021, the Munich Philharmonic played the opening concert in its current home, the Isarphilharmonie in the Gasteig HP8. The highly motivated ensemble aims to fill Munich’s new centre of music with all facets of its repertoire as well as fresh ideas. An expanded festival programme and unusual formats such as mphil late, Nach(t)klang and the Wandelkonzerte will make the orchestra’s repertoire more accessible to new audience sectors.

“With our move to the Isarphilharmonie, we are writing a new, exciting chapter in the history of the Munich Philharmonic. We want to use the new concert hall to make the orchestra and its exciting surroundings more accessible – for the residents of Sendling, for new audience sectors, for artists on the independent scene, and for old and new subscribers alike.”

Christian Beuke, Managing Director of the Munich Philharmonic
Muncih Philharmonic Orchestra
Subscription office in Hall E at Gasteig HP8

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 AM to 6 PM, Friday 9:30 AM to 1 PM

Phone +49 89 480 98-5500

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Upcoming Munich Philharmonic concerts at the Gasteig HP8