Leipziger Symphonieorchester

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The Leipziger Symphonieorchester (LSO) was founded in 1963, initially under the name State Orchestra of the District of Leipzig. This was followed by a succession of names, which led to the current name in 2011. The Orchestra is a non-profit limited liability company and the only professional orchestra of the districts of Leipzig and Northern Saxony with a classical symphonic instrumentation. The orchestra is based in Böhlen, a town on the outskirts of Leipzig, institutionally supported by the Zweckverband Kulturraum Leipziger Raum and the Free State of Saxony. Its home concert and rehearsal venue is the Kulturhaus Böhlen with its ideal spatial and acoustic conditions.

The repertoire of the orchestra includes all genres of music literature up to chamber music in various formations. Recently, the LSO has also earned special attention with crossover projects featuring world stars such as Albert Hammond, Johnny Logan, The Italian Tenors, Queenz of Piano, and others. New and old venues are constantly being opened up and enlivened with different programs and formats. The NeuSeenLand Musikfest Zwenkau and the legendary Volksplatz in Borna have found their audience. A traditionally close cooperation connects the musicians with the music academies in Leipzig, Weimar, and Dresden. For many years the orchestra has hosted master classes with Kurt Masur, Kenneth Kiesler, Vladimir Ponkin, and others. But young instrumentalists and singers also find an understanding and open-minded partner in the LSO.

A dedicated travel schedule, numerous guest performances and tours to Hungary, Great Britain, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Korea, China, and Mexico, among others, and numerous CD recordings round out the orchestra’s artistic commitment. With more than 100 concerts a year, the LSO makes an important contribution to the cultivation and development of the musical tradition in Central Germany and is, in the best sense of the word, a cultural ambassador of the Free State of Saxony.

Picture: Falk Wenzel

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