- Bavarian State Orchestra
Infobox musical artist
Name = Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Background = classical_ensemble
Alias = Bavarian State Orchestra
Origin = Flagicon|DEU
Genre = Classical
Years_active = 1523-"present"
URL = [http://www.staatsorchester.de www.staatsorchester.de]
Current_members = General Music Director
Past_members = Founder
Ludwig SenflThe Bayerisches Staatsorchester (Bavarian State Orchestra) is the orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera.
Founded in the times of
Ludwig Senflthe 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 Kleiberthough he never served as its Music Director.Since 1998 Zubin Mehtawas the music directorof the Bavarian State Opera and Bavarian State Orchestra. He was succeeded by Kent Naganoin 2006.
The Bavarian State Orchestra is one of three great orchestras in the city of
Munich, along with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestraand the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
General Music Directors
* [http://www.staatsorchester.de/index_bsor.php?l=en&dom=dom3 Bayerisches Staatsorchester official website En icon]
* [http://www.vioworld.de/de/orchester_portraits.asp?mode=zeige_portrait&id=5010118225940 Bayerisches Staatsorchester history De icon]
* [http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Bayerisches-Staatsorchester.htm Bayerisches Staatsorchester] at the
Bach Cantatas Website
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