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Berlin Symphony Orchestra

Registration date: 2006-04-25
Original orchestra name: Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester
Country: Germany Germany
City: Berlin
Address: Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt
Telephone: 49(0)30 / 20309-2378
Fax: 49(0)30 / 20309-2249
Homepage: http://www.berliner-sinfonie-orchester.de/eng/
Contact person: Martin Redlinger
Contact language(s): german, english
Contact e-mail: press@konzerthaus.de

Description
The Berlin Symphony Orchestra (BSO) counts among the most outstanding orchestras of the German capital. Founded in 1952, the orchestra quickly grew in popularity and international acclaim during the 1960's and 1970's under the direction of Kurt Sanderling. The BSO boasts one of Germany's largest followings for an orchestra, with almost 16,000 subscribers.

The Berlin Symphony Orchestra (also known as BSO. 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 Berlin Symphony Orchestra's current Chief Conductor is Eliahu Inbal, who assumed his post in 2001. The former conductor was Kurt Sanderling.
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