Bavarian State Orchestra

Bavarian State Orchestra

Infobox musical artist
Name = Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Background = classical_ensemble
Alias = Bavarian State Orchestra
Origin = Flagicon|DEU Munich, Germany
Genre = Classical
Occupation = Symphony orchestra
Years_active = 1523-"present"
Associated_acts = Bayerische Staatsoper
URL = []
Current_members = General Music Director
Kent Nagano
Past_members = Founder
Ludwig Senfl
The Bayerisches Staatsorchester (Bavarian State Orchestra) is the orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera.

Founded in the times of Ludwig Senfl the orchestra, specialized in musica sacra, belonged to the finest ones in Europe already under Orlando di Lasso. In 1651 the Italian opera was introduced in Munich. From 1762 onwards the orchestra was called "Hoforchester" (Court Orchestra), with the revolution in 1918 the current name was introduced. The history of the Bavarian State Orchestra is very much connected with the Bavarian State Opera.

The orchestra had a long and successful cooperation with Carlos Kleiber though he never served as its Music Director.Since 1998 Zubin Mehta was the music director of the Bavarian State Opera and Bavarian State Orchestra. He was succeeded by Kent Nagano in 2006.

The Bavarian State Orchestra is one of three great orchestras in the city of Munich, along with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

General Music Directors

External links

* [ Bayerisches Staatsorchester official website En icon]
* [ Bayerisches Staatsorchester history De icon]
* [ Bayerisches Staatsorchester] at the Bach Cantatas Website

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