TUM advent matinee and Vivat TUM

A passion for music unites the community of the Technical University of Munich. On 1st Advent, TUM students, alumni, staff members, donors and friends of all ages will come together for the advent concerts. The Munich Symphonic Ensemble (SEM) performs together with the TUMChor choir and different soloists, depending on the musical program. All donations collected at the advent concerts go to the endowment of the TUM University Foundation.

Beethoven, Schiller and the 5th Sinfonie

Introduction to the Advent concerts with conductor Prof. Felix Mayer

Wednesday, 17.11.2021, 7.00 - 8.30 p.m.
Friedrich Thiersch Lecture Hall (room 2300), 2nd floor, TUM Campus Munich, Arcisstr. 21


Next concerts: Sunday, November 28th, 2021

Due to renovation work at the Gasteig, the venue this time is the new Isarphilharmonie of the Gasteig HP8 at Hans-Preißinger-Str. 8 in Munich.

The 3G plus rule applies: Only persons who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested (PCR test with negative result, max. 48 hours old, a rapid antigen test is not sufficient) may enter the Gasteig HP8. The respective proofs will be checked at the two audience entrances. We might adapt the event to the hygiene regulations then in force. You will find up-to-date information on this page.

Due to traceability in case of infection, the tickets may only be used by the person who is registered for the event. This also applies to the accompanying person, if applicable. Therefore it will not be possible to pass on the tickets to other persons.

Entrance is free. All donations collected at the advent concerts go to the endowment of the TUM University Foundation.

When: Sunday, November 29th, 2020 - 11 a.m.
Where: Philharmonic Hall at Gasteig (Rosen­heimer Strasse 5, Munich)

Entrance free.

Registration for the ticket lottery for staff and students
(Please log in to the MyTUM portal first)
from 18-31 October 2021 at http://go.tum.de/adventsmatinee

Lottery for stuff members: November 2nd, 2021
Lottery for students : November 2nd, 2021

Registration for professors and invited guests
also from 18-31 October at http://go.tum.de/adventsmatinee

For any question you may have, please send an e-mail to adventsmatinee(at)tum.de

When: Sunday, November 28th, 2021 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Isarphilharmonie at Gasteig HP8 (Hans-Preißinger-Straße 8)

Entrance free.

Invitations and further information about the free concert will be sent to all alumni, first-year students and Bund der Freunde members via email this year. Ticket reservations will be available online only while supplies last. Therefore, please update your contact details in your TUM Community profile.Read more

For any question you may have, please send an e-mail to alumniundcareer(at)tum.de.

Welcome speech of the president Prof. Dr. Thomas Hofmann

Ludwig van Beethoven  (1770 – 1827)

  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 4 G-Dur, op. 58
  • Sinfonie Nr. 5 c-Moll, op. 67

Duration: 90 min., no break


  • Soloist: Gerold Huber (piano)
  • Conductor: Prof. Felix Mayer, Carl von Linde-Akademie (TUM)
  • Symphonisches Ensemble München (The Munich Symphonic Ensemble)

Thank you very much for your donations!

About 170.000 EUR were donated at the advent concerts in 2019 for the TUM University Foundation. The Foundation supports top-notch young scientists and students.

Looking back at previous years (YouTube playlist)

Choir and Orchestra at the Advent Concerts

  • The TUMChor – The voices of TUM: Our choir is composed of members of Munich’s various university choirs, as well as other TUM members that are experienced singers. The 2013 advent matinee was TUMChor's first public performance. The TUMChor
  • Munich Symphonic Ensemble: From Mozart to Brahms, piano concertos to symphonies – The Munich Symphonic Ensemble has become a close partner of TUM, playing every year at the advent matinee in the Philharmonic Hall at Gasteig. Munich Symphonic Ensemble