Music in Munich
Traditionally the festival takes place in the month of July. The most famous part of the varied program of new or resent productions from a wide range of composers is the free open-air-event "Oper für alle". An important production is broadcasted to the Odeonsplatz.
Rock and pop, hip hop, chanson or classical music, alternative music and internationally renowned bands: the longest music festival in the world, the 24-day-long summer festival, and the annual pentecost festival attract thousands of lovers of all kinds of music to the "Theatron" at the lake of the Olympic Centre. Admission free!
The cultural festival is held twice a year: In summer it happens in Munich's Olympiapark, in winter on the Theresienwiese. You can join concerts of national and international musicians and an Open-Air-Theatre.
Orchestras & Choirs
The city's world class philharmonic orchestra offers its audience a versatile programme and attracts top class musicians from all over the world. Founded in 1893 through the private initiative of Franz Kaim, the Orchestra has left an indelible imprint on Munich's cultural life.
Munich offers many concert halls where live music of all styles and for all tastes is played regularly. Whether you fancy the flair of an American Saloon or live jam sessions at a Jazz club - Munich has it all.
University for Music and Theatre
The University for Music and Theatre offers full-time courses (4 years) in musical instruments, ballet, theatre, music for teaching at secondary school, music journalism and composing. Courses start in October and entrance exams are in June; foreign applicants need to prove their understanding of German.
Free Music Centre
The Free Music Centre club promotes musical education for non-professionals and offers opportunities to meet musicians from all over the world and learn from them. Children and adults of all ages can learn to play an instrument or take dancing lessons. You can also get a degree in music therapy.