Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Founded in 1918, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, has been the musical heart of Rotterdam for eighty-five years. In 1930, the society became the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra which developed under chief-conductor Eduard Flipse into one of the most prominent orchestras of the Netherlands. Flipse stayed at the helm of the orchestra until 1962, when he handed over the baton to Franz-Paul Decker.

With Jean Fournet and Edo de Waart the orchestra entered a new era. It was together with De Waart, who was appointed chief-conductor in 1973, that the orchestra gained international recognition in numerous recordings and successful tours. After De Waart, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra had David Zinman, James Conlon and Jeffrey Tate as their chief conductor. Since 1995 the celebrated Russian conductor Valery Gergiev is the chief of the orchestra.

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra has worked with numerous famous conductors like Karl Bohm, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Kyrill Kondrashin, Rafael Kubelik, Eugene Ormandy, Sir Simon Rattle, and Michael Tilson Thomas.

The orchestra has performed in all major musical centres in Europe and has made several tours to the United States and the Far East. In the forthcoming season concerts with Gergiev are scheduled in London (BBC Proms) and Paris. Furthermore there are plans for a tour with Gergiev to Japan.

Especially notable is the orchestra"s opera tradition. They gave the world premiere of Alfred Schnittke"s Life with an Idiot, and participated in acclaimed productions of Pelleas et Melisande, Parsifal and Tristan und Isolde with Sir Simon Rattle. Their concert performance of Wagners Parsifal under Rattle, as part of the September 2000 BBC Proms, was a hailed a triumph.

With a repertoire that ranges from Gabrieli to Gubaidulina, and from classical symphonies to Broadway musicals, the orchestra is continuously in search of new, other audiences. Therefore special concerts for children are given, the boundaries between classical, world and light music are explored in festive prom-concerts, and the world of classical music is introduced in educational concerts. Moreover, besides some ninety subscription concerts, the orchestra"s programme in the current season lists four festivals.

September 2003 features the eighth edition of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival, focussing on the life and works of Sergei Prokofiev. Leonard Bernstein"s musicals are the core of the October Bernstein Festival. In March and April 2004, John Adams will visit the orchestra as composer and conductor in a Festival devoted to his music. May 2004 will bring the second edition of the Beethoven Festival, which will recreate concert programmes that the composer himself organised.

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