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Symphonic Mob

Bavaria's greatest
play-along orchestra

For several years now, the "Symphonic Mob" has established itself in cities such as Berlin, Bremen, Halle, Cologne, Hamburg and Schwerin as an innovative format for professionals and amateurs to make music together. In 2022, the concept has been realised for the first time in Bad Kissingen.

The Symphonic Mob is aimed at everyone who plays an instrument or likes to sing, regardless of whether they play in amateur orchestras or big bands in their daily lives, or whether they play wind or chamber music. Under the direction of Alain Altinoglu - in dances by Brahms and Dvořák as well as choruses by Verdi and Bizet - the hr-Sinfonieorchester provided a great sound foundation. With the Herz-Jesu Kantorei, a vocal ensemble from our festival location had also been taking part.

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The programme has been put together in such a way that even amateurs will have no unconquerable technical difficulties. Sheet music for the respective instrumental and vocal parts can easily be downloaded from the internet in advance - also in simplified form - and printed out. Those who wish can start practising well in advance and also prepare for the big event together with friends. On the afternoon of 18th June, Bavaria's greatest spontaneous orchestra met at 1:30 pm in the courtyard of the Luitpoldbad for a joint public rehearsal.

For all those who play and sing along, it is a special experience to be part of a great musical whole with many others and to surrender to the rush of sound. For all those who then joined the audience at 3 p.m., the fascination of a concert will remain in their memories, in which around half of those present are performers.

With Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5, probably the best known, Dvořák's Slavonic Dance No. 1, the Torero March from Bizet's "Carmen" and the yearning song of the captive Israelites from Verdi's "Nabucco", the programme combined popular works of musical romanticism - a pleasure to listen to and play in equal measure.