The Sound of Advent from the Building Site

The Sound of Advent from the Building Site Every Advent Sunday: A musical surprise from the Munich Philharmonic Uli Neumann-Cosel

Seasonal sounds are not what you expect on a construction site. Unless, of course, it is the future home of the Munich Philharmonic: Every Advent Sunday, the Munich Philharmonic will give a seasonal performance of a special kind on the Sendling construction site, where the Gasteig’s interim quarter is taking shape.

The recording for the 1st Advent was made in the future Interim Philharmonic Hall, the music for the second Sunday in Advent was played at a neighboring design office in Gasteig Sendling. For the serenade on the third Advent, the brass players of the Munich Philharmonic climbed onto the rooftop of the SWM training center. And finally, on the fourth Sunday in Advent, orchestra members surprised everyone with the sound of 18 bells in the Philharmonic Hall of the Gasteig.

You can watch and listen on the orchestra’s Facebook page:

For further information, live footage from Gasteig Sendling and to learn all about the renovation plans for the New Gasteig, visit (website in German only).

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