Klassisches Orchester der TUK

Information about the orchestra

The classical orchestra of the University of Kaiserslautern was founded in 1976 and mainly consists of students who enjoy playing music together. Currently, the orchestra has about 50 members playing either a stringed (violin, viola, cello, double bass) or a wind instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba).

At the conclusion of each semester, we present our work we have accomplished in a concert. Our programs contain concertinos and great symphonic works, such as symphonies or orchestral suites, as well as contemporary music. Our conductor, Carsten Petry, has successfully studied playing the clarinet at the conservatory of Mannheim.

Concert and Program:

Come and listen to us!

Our next concert will take place in the Audimax of the University of Kaiserslautern (42-115) on 17 of July 2018 and on 22 of July 2018. Admission is free!

Interested in joining us?

If you are interested in playing in the university orchestra, you are welcome to join us. Please contact us to get further information. In general, no audition is necessary, you just have to register.

Please note that a viola and a cello can be borrowed from the orchestra. There are also some old music stands which can be borrowed for practicing at home.

We rehearse every Tuesday while the university is in session in the Audimax from 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm. Afterwards, there is an informal meeting at a pub close to the university. Each term we have a rehearsal weekend in a youth hostel. Besides intensive practicing, there is time for having fun with musical and non-musical activities. The orchestra is a good place to get to know other students.


Please send an email to orchest[at]rhrk.uni-kl.de.

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