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Encyclopedia > Konzerthausorchester Berlin

The Konzerthausorchester Berlin (until 2006 known as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra in English and Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester in German) is a major symphony orchestra from Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 1952 in East Berlin. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, which had been founded ninety years earlier, was housed in West Berlin after the division of Berlin by the Allies after World War II. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A philharmonic orchestra An orchestra is a musical ensemble used most often in classical music. ... Berlin is the capital city and a state of Germany. ... East Berlin was the name given to the eastern part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... The Berlin Philharmonic rehearsing in the Berliner Philharmonie. ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ... Berlin is the capital city of reunited Germany. ... The group of countries known as the Allies of World War II consisted of those nations opposed to the Axis Powers during the Second World War. ... This article is becoming very long. ...

As of October 2006 the Chief Conductor is Lothar Zagrosek. Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The home of the orchestra is the Konzerthaus Berlin, designed by the architecht Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The building was destroyed during World War II, and was reubilt in between 1979 and 1984. The Old Museum in Berlin Karl Friedrich Schinkel (March 13, 1781 - October 9, 1841) was a German architect and painter. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The orchestra performs around 100 concerts there every season. Apart from the masterworks of the classic-romantic tradition, the repertoire also comprises less frequently played compositions from those still being discovered to the most commanding contemporary music. Numerous invitations to perform have taken the orchestra around the world, in 2005 the BSO toured China, Japan and Korea. In 2006 there will be performances in Spain and southern Germany.

In latter years a 'generation changeover' has occurred in an unusually short amount of time. The influence of new, younger musicians from all over the world is becoming evident. The BSO has grown to be an important cornerstone in the diverse musical landscape of Berlin.


Principal conductors


Kurt Sanderling (born September 19, 1912) was a conductor (he announced his retirement in 2002). ... Günther Herbig (born November 30, 1931 in Ústí nad Labem, current-day Czech Republic) is a German conductor. ... Claus Peter Flor, born in Leipzig in 1953, is a German conductor. ... Eliahu Inbal (born February 16, 1936) is a prominent orchestral conductor. ...

See also


The Berlin Philharmonic rehearsing in the Berliner Philharmonie. ...

External links

  • Official website (German)
  • biography from IMG Artists site



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