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Nürnberger Symphoniker (Symphony Orchestra)

Founded: 1946 - Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Bavaria, Germany

The Nürnberger Symphoniker (Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra) was was established in 1946 from the former "Fränkisches Landesorchester e.V." and is today the leading concert orchestra in Nuremberg. Each year the orchestra performs approx one hundred concerts with the very clear goal to reach the widest possible audience with a socially relevant program. The two Subscriber and Sunday concerts in the Meistersingerhalle are attended by approx three thousand subscribers. During the summer the well loved concert in the Serenade Courtyard and the widely known Classic Open Air in the Luitplodhain park to an audience of sixty thousand captivated music fans.

The Nürnberger Symphoniker is the resident orchestra for the Nuremberg Choir who make regular appearances at Studio Franconia, Bavarian Broadcasting. In addition to this, the Nürnberger Symphoniker also perform oratorios all over Franconia and are the "Orchestra in Residence" of the Heidenheim Opera Festival and partners for orchestral recordings made by Bavarian Radio. The ever growing younger audience is reached through the orchestras unconventional children’s concerts.

The 1993 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles caused quite a stir. Besides Michael Jackson and the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Leonard Bernstein, the Nürnberger Symphoniker was honoured for their recording of the title melody for the TV Series Beauty and the Beast in the category "Best Pop Instrumental Performance". In those days, the orchestra's name went through the international press. The "Hollywood Connection" of the Nürnberger Symphoniker by then had been going strong for over forty years, though. Since the early fifties, the Symphony Orchestra has recorded soundtracks for the Americans: in 1953 the film music for Quo Vadis and in 1959 the music for Ben Hur, for example.



Source: Nürnberg Online Website; Tourismus Nürnberg Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2011)

Recordings of Arrangements/Transcriptions of Bach’s Works

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WTC: Preludes & Fugues, arranged for orchestra

Links to other Sites

Nürnberger Symphoniker (Official Website) [German]
Nürnberger Symphoniker (Wikipedia) [German]

Nürnberger Symphoniker - Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra (Nürnberg Online)
Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra (Tourismus Nürnberg)

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