UCBSO Central European Tour

Vienna | Budapest | Prague | Bratislava
May 31 – June 9, 2022

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The UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is embarking on our third international tour this summer to Vienna, Budapest, Prague, and Bratislava! On our 10-day trip, we will be performing in world-class concert halls including the Musikverein in Vienna, home of the Vienna Philharmonic, and Dvorak Hall in Prague. Alongside our usual bold programs, we will be bringing two new works by Berkeley composers that are being commissioned for the orchestra.

The Itinerary

Liszt Academy


June 1-2, 2022

UCBSO will begin our trip in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary. We will be touring historic landmarks such as Castle Hill, Matthias Church, and Fisherman’s Bastion, along with getting the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the local cuisine and cobblestone streets. The night of the 28th we will be performing in the renowned Liszt Academy.

Slovak Radio Concert Hall


June 3, 2022

With only one day in Bratislava, Slovakia we will have a full and exciting schedule exploring the local sites and streets, and getting a taste for the local cuisine. In the evening we will be performing in the Slovak Radio Concert Hall.



June 4-5, 2022

Every musician dreams of getting to visit Vienna – the historical center of the musical world. Aside from being an UNESCO heritage city, Vienna also features beautiful and breathtaking architectural wonders such as the Stephansdom and Baroque castles. UCBSO will get the opportunity to learn about the rich history of Vienna through a tour of monuments and parks, and a visit to Esterhazy Palace. Our time in Vienna is concluded by a performance at the famous Glaserner Sall of the Musikverein, the home of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Dvorak Hall of the Rudolfinum


June 6-8, 2022

The conclusion of tour takes place in Prague, Czech Republic. Before our performance, UCBSO will be touring the famous historical sites of Prague such as Lennon Wall, Lesser Town, Old, Town, Charles Bridge, the Jewish District, and the famous medieval Astronomical Clock. On the night of the 2nd we will get the opportunity to perform in the famous Dvorak Hall of the Rudolfinum, and the following night we will conclude our tour with a group farewell dinner.

Our 2017 Spain Tour was an amazing experience for everyone in UCBSO and we cannot wait to give our musicians the opportunity to travel and perform abroad again! Support our journey with a contribution here.

UCBSO Performing on tour in 2017

If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to join UCBSO on tour, please contact Jane Kim at ucbso@berkeley.edu.