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Berliner Symphoniker (Symphony Orchestra)

Founded: Early 1960's (?) - Berlin, Germany

Since more than 30 years the Berliner Symphoniker are one of the most important symphony orchestras in Berlin. Famous conductors and chief conductors guaranteed the high quality of the concerts. Since 1997 Lior Shambadal is chief conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker and keeps up this tradition.

The Berliner Symphoniker are particularly renowned for their series of performances of classical concerts in the Philharmonic Hall and the Concert Hall in Berlin. The orchestra is also famous for their educational activities which include workshops, teaching, concerts for families and senior citizens and performances in Berlin`s suburbs and schools. They also perform regularly with the choirs of Berlin and from abroad.

Since their foundation in 1966 the orchestra tours regularly very successful in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Great Britain. Special highlights of these touring activities were the performances during the International Musik Festival of Turkey, Egypt and Lucerne/ Switzerland followed by remarkable concerts through all important cities of the USA and Brazil. In 2001 the Berliner Symphoniker were invited to play again in Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy and Great Britain. These appearances received both critical and public acclaim. In autumn 2001 the Berliner Symphoniker went on tour to South America and had very successful concerts in Argentina, Brasil, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Another highlight of the touring activities will be the concerts in
Japan 2002.

Worldwide many recordings of the Berliner Symphoniker are available.

Source: Berliner Symphoniker Website (2004)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2004)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Karl Forster

Orchestra

BWV 202, BWV 244 [Excerpts], BWV 245

Recordings of Bach’s Instrumental Works

Conductor

As

Works

David Oistrakh

Orchestra

Violin Concerto No. 1 BWV 1041, Violin Concerto No. 2 BWV 1042 [w/ violinist David Oistrakh]

Kurt Sanderling

Orchestra

Violin Concerto No. 1 BWV 1041 [w/ violinist David Oistrakh]
Harpsichord Concertos No. 1
BWV 1052, No. 2 BWV 1053, No. 4 BWV 1055, 5 BWV 1056 [w/ harpsichordist Hans Pischner ]

Links to other Sites

Berliner Symphoniker eV (Official Website) [German/English]

 

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