The large Bayerische Staatsoper and its many members not only perform opera and symphonic music, but for many decades have also been particularly passionate about performing chamber concerts in small formations. The chamber music series, now based in the Allerheiligen Hofkirche, has existed since 1960, with around six Sunday matinees each season. In addition, there are concerts at the Cuvilliés Theater during the festival. The Hermann Levi Academy with its young orchestral talents also contributes to the instrumental profile of the Bayerische Staatsoper with its programs. Over time, the chamber music activities have given rise to ensembles of their own, which also give concerts far beyond Munich.