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The Improvising Symphony Orchestra

This is Stegreif.

We are a collective of 30 musicians from all over the world. Our passion is to combine the cherished heritage of classical music with the limitless possibility of improvisation. Our concerts are performed without a conductor, without sheet music or chairs, allowing us more freedom for movement and interaction.

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Ab 19.00 Uhr


Excerpts from the symphony of change at the opening gala of classical:Next

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Ab 20.00 Uhr


#improcerto 3

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Ab 20.00 Uhr


symphony of change beim Schumannfest | Tonhalle Düsseldorf

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Ab 20.30 Uhr


symphony of change at STROOM FESTIVAL | Open-Air

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Ab 19.00 Uhr


Opening concert at the 73rd ION Nuremberg Music Festival

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Ab 19.30 Uhr


symphony of change at the Festival Kissinger Sommer

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Wir suchen dich! Mitarbeiter*in Rechnungswesen & Verwaltung | 10-15h pro Woche

Du möchtest Teil des Stegreif Teams werden? Schau dir unsere aktuelle Stellenausschreibung RECHNUNGSWESEN & VERWALTUNG an und bewirb dich bis zum 30. Januar 2024!

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"Kollektives Komponieren bedeutet: Brücken zu bauen"

INTERVIEW: Einige Wochen vor der Premiere der symphony of change beantwortet Alistair Duncan, Ko-Künstlerischen Leitung Komposition von #bechange, Fragen zu seiner Arbeit. Viel Spaß beim Lesen

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Stegreif erhält den TONALi Award 2023

BIG NEWS! Wir freuen uns, verkünden zu dürfen, dass das Stegreif Orchester mit dem TONALi Award 2023 in der Kategorie Mut zur Utopie ausgezeichnet wird. Lest mehr dazu in diesem Newsbeitrag

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Current Productions


symphony of change

The sustainability symphony "symphony of change" by the Stegreif Orchestra is the final production of the two-year concert and workshop series #bechange - 17 sounds of sustainability.

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(C) Navina Neuschl


Connecting European cultures through Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony, nicknamed the "European Symphony", Stegreif combines this monumental work with folk songs to allow Europe to unite into a single colourful country.

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#freemahler - what the earth tells us

A chamber music program of the Stegreif Orchestra
Five compositions based on different melodies related to nature from Gustav Mahler's work as a reflection on the state of our world.

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(C) Sophia Hegewald
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Become a part of Stegreif

Stegreif e.V. is a non-profit association. Our work depends not only on its members, but also on our numerous external supporters. Through project funding, donations and the faithful members of our Stegreif Family, we have been able to set a lot of things in motion over the past few years - for this we would like to say: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

(C) Ludwig Nikulski

Stegreif Supporters

We want to thank our current supporters for their great contribution