The characteristic house with its impressive architecture offers a diverse programme, which
ranges from classical operas and operettas to theatre plays, from Jazz concerts to children
and school theatre, readings and discussion forums. It is the annual host of the German Polish
Music Days at the Oder, the international song festival TRANSVOCALE,
The Concert Hall »C. Ph. E. Bach«, a former Franciscan church from the 13th century,
invites to cultural experiences all year round. Visitors are fascinated by the connection
between architecture and music, the Musikfesttage (music festival) at the Oder, the concerts
of the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt, the Singakademie (choir)
The Brandenburg State Orchestra in its current form exists since 1971, when the Cultural
Orchestra Frankfurt and the Orchestra of the Kleist Theatre merged into the Philharmonic
Orchestra Frankfurt. After Niko Athinäos took over the musical directorship, the significant
musical development of the orchestra started. Athinäos heightened
The tradition of the Singkademie (choir) dates back to 1815. During that year the Frankfurt
doctor Dr. Petersen, Prof. Spieker and the son of the last rector of the Alma mater Viadrina,
C.L.Wünsch, set up the »Singegesellschat« (lit society for singing) in Frankfurt (Oder). In
1870 it was renamed into »Singakademie« and its choral
Frankfurt ecumenical church choir
The Frankfurt ecumenical Church Choir has about 71 members, and this includes people that are not belonging to any faith. The choir was founded by amalgamating several parish choirs of the town. The choir’s repertoire includes all major symphonic choir works and its main performances are at church services, the town’s old people’s homes and hospices. Stefan Hardt is the musical director since 2003.
Frankfurt children and youth church choir
The choir which is about 50 people strong perform at church services, as well a parish festivities and private functions. They regularly support the Oekomenische Kantorei performing the large oratorios. They also undertake annual concert tours through Germany and Europe. The latest press critiques praise the choir for its musical interpretation, its style confidence, its homogeneity and its intonation.
The »Gesellschaft des Orchesters der Frankfurter Musikfreunde e.V« is an orchestra where people from various backgrounds come together. It was founded in 1971 as the »Sinfonieorchester der Werktätigen« (lit. Symphony Orchestra of the Working People) and it became part of the concert hall »Carl Philipp Emanual Bach«. The orchestra received its current name in December 1990 the »Gesellschaft« (society) was established. With a varied repertoire from classical to modern music the orchestra holds its performances in Frankfurt (Oder), Slubice and surrounding areas. Its activities over many years include some major musical highlights
The German Polish Youth Orchestra is at home in the Music School in Frankfurt (Oder). It is
financed by the Kulturbetriebe Frankfurt (Oder) (cultural institution). It was established in
1973 for the promotion of cultural exchange and the making of music of German and Polish youths.
Its symphonic orchestra includes 70 members, its
Frankfurt’s Fanfare Guard was established in 1973 as the »Fanfarenzug des VEB Halbleiterwerkes
Frankfurt/Oder« (fanfare band of the semiconductor plant). 1986 it was graded into the upper
class, and built up a secondary band. In 1990 the Fanfare guard separated itself from the
semiconductor plant and became
The »Theater des Lachens Puppen- und Schauspiel e.V« emerged from the »Staatlichen Puppentheater«
(State Puppet Theatre) in Frankfurt (Oder). The society was founded in 1992, and with financial
backing by the Frankfurt town and Brandenburg County the theatre is the basis for keeping the
tradition of a puppet theatre in Frankfurt (Oder).
The Frankfurt Cabaret has existed for more than 30 years. It was founded by cabaret enthusiasts
of the Kleist Theatre ensemble and while for a time it was located there too, it soon became
»emancipated«. For some years now Die Oderhähne are at home in the Frankfurt Ratskeller (the
basement of the town hall) – the town councillors
The »Theater Frankfurt« supported by the »Theater im Schuppen e.V.« (lit theatre in the hut)
takes all of life’s small and big stories as material for its performances. It works with
children, youths and adults, always on the look out for theatre (drama) as a means of
communication. Besides performances for all age groups, the Theater Frankfurt
Cinema in Frankfurt: Cine Star
There are seven different screens in the »Cine Star« at the Marktplatz, where you can see the newest films.
The name stands for a small society, which since 1993 is dedicated to showing artistically valuable films, which will not be shown in the larger cinemas. The programme is extremely varied and has a regional emphasis on films of Eastern Europe. Usually the films are screened in the Auditorium Maximum of the Europa Universität.
The museum Viadrina is the cultural historic museum for town and region Frankfurt (Oder). Its
main home is in the »Junkerhaus« (Lit donzel house), a valuable national baroque building. Since
December 2001 the museum belongs to the »Städtische Museen Junge Kunst und Viadrina«. Its permanent
collection gives the opportunity to engage with
Museum of Young Art
The Museum of Young Art Frankfurt (Oder) houses one of the most substantial art collections of East Germany. More than 11,000 objects – paintings, illustrations, aquarelles, prints graphics, objects, installations sculptures as well as Polish graphics. It is housed in two separate buildings: the foyer in the town hall and the gothic festival hall and the Packhof of the museum in the C. -Ph.-E,-Bach-Strasse 11.
The Kleist museum is a literary museum as well as a research facility, which pays homage to the
life and works of the dramatist and novelist Heinrich von Kleist (1771 – 1811) and also to the
poets Ewald Christian von Kleist (1715 – 1759, Franz Alexander von Kleist (1769 – 1797) and
Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777 – 1843). The museum
Insiders already know that Frankfurt is a town of sport. But many visitors to the Oder town
(and even some of Frankfurt’s inhabitants) do not know exactly how many gold, silver and bronze
medals Frankfurt’s athletes have brought home from Olympic Games, World and European Championships
and which famous names are connected with the