Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra

Grammy award-winning orchestra performances in Japan.

Captivate your audience with flexible and versatile programming, from Bach to Hollywood movie music!

Conductor/piano: Philippe Entremont

The February 1993 Grammy Awards ceremony was a sensation. Along with Michael Jackson and the Berliner Philharmoniker under Bernstein was the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. He was awarded Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his recording of the theme song for the TV series Beauty and the Beast. The Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra is now internationally known and highly acclaimed by various magazines and stations, but it is not well known that it has been recording Hollywood movie music since the early 1950s. He has performed songs from some of America's greatest hits, including Quo Vadis (1953) and Ben-Hur (1959). Not only are they active in recording, but they are active as a concert orchestra whose main repertoire is classical and romantic. The first concert was held at St. Sebaldus Church on July 29, 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, with Haydn's "Creation".

Officially founded on June 1, 1946, it was called the "Franconian State Orchestra" at the time of its establishment, and made a new start as the "Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra" when the Meistersinger Hall was established in 1963. Ta. In 1949, E. Cross was appointed chief conductor, and he conducted the orchestra for more than 20 years until Cross passed away in 1967. Under Cross, the orchestra achieved remarkable development and established a firm position at the center of the European music world.

The concert series held on Saturdays and Sundays at the Meistersinger Hall invites world-famous performers and excites over 3,000 spectators each time. During the summer season in June and July the 'Serenade Court Concerts' with more popular programs are held, and the 'Classic Open Air' in Nuremberg City Park attracts 50,000 people each year. It is the biggest event in Europe attracting 100,000 spectators. In 2004, 60,000 spectators were enthralled by this concert.

In the 2003 and 2004 seasons, the company hosted a series of holiday concerts, "Classic at Eleven", as well as a series of "Advent" concerts at the historic City Hall. Together with that, it entertains many visitors. In addition, he actively worked to enlighten the younger generation about classical music, mobilizing 8,000 people every year for a concert series for children, and a concert while projecting images on a large screen also attracted attention.

In addition to being trusted by famous oratorio choirs, it is also active as a festival orchestra at the Heidenheim Opera Festival. He has performed as a guest in music cities such as Salzburg, Leipzig, Munich, Berlin, Essen, Antwerp, etc. He has performed on Bavarian Radio and others, and has also recorded on many major CD labels. More than 100 performances are held during the season, and its flexible program, which ranges from Bach to Hollywood film scores, has been gaining more and more reputation since its foundation.

In 2006, the band celebrated its 60th anniversary, and a commemorative concert was broadcast live on Bavarian Radio. In 2008, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra started its season at its new home "Neuer Musiksaal", and in March 2008, the opening celebration festival and concert were held with the governor of Bavaria and the mayor of Nuremberg. After a period of trial use between June 2008 and December 2009, the orchestra should entertain more crowds each night at its new home.


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