Mannheim University Orchestra

We are a symphony orchestra of roughly 50 members consisting mainly of students from the University of Mannheim, but also students from other higher education institutions in Mannheim as well as working people from the region. Every semester we develop an exciting concert program, performing works from the First Viennese School (“Wiener Klassik”) to music from the 20th century.

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Take part!

Everyone interested is welcome to join us! You will find current dates in the event calendar. Just contact us via e-mail at orchestermanagement, so that we get to know each other. Everyone is welcome with us – no matter whether you are a student of the university or other higher education institutions in Mannheim or whether you are working.

About Us

Here you can learn more about the university orchestra and its conductor, Manus O’Donnell.

Partnership with the Nationaltheater Mannheim

Here you will get more information on the partnership between the university orchestra and the Nationaltheater Mannheim (NTM).


Conductor: Manus O'Donnell, E-mail: manus.orchester
Management: orchestermanagement


Newsletter for interested persons and friends
You are interested in the Mannheim University Orchestra? You want to be informed about upcoming concerts? Then contact us and we will be happy to sign you up for our newsletter.

Newsletter for alumni
You are an alumnus of the university orchestra and would like to be informed about upcoming concerts and activities? Then just contact us and we will be happy to sign you up for our alumni newsletter.


Without its numerous supporters, the Mannheim University Orchestra would hardly be able to make music at such a high level and have fun at the same time. Similarly, many concerts and concert tours in Germany and abroad would not be possible without the support of, for example, the President’s Office and the Service and Marketing GmbH of the University of Mannheim. We also thank the Ursulinengymnasium Mannheim. During the renovation of the Aula, it allows us to continuously do our rehearsals near the university. If you would like to support us as well, please just contact us – we are looking forward to it!

We would also like to express our gratitude to the following groups:
University of Mannheim
Nationaltheater Mannheim
Studium Generale
European Network of University Orchestras