Chorbiennale 2013 Chorsinfonisches Konzert

The Aachen Symphony Orchestra

The Aachen Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest and most venerable orchestras in Germany. First mentioned in 1720, it performed in 1825 Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the first time outside Vienna and participated in the first performance of “Der Freischütz” in Paris. In 1852 it was officially named ‘municipal orchestra’. International renowned conductors have always influenced the orchestra.
 Amongst the guests were Richard Strauss, Felix Weingartner, Karl Muck, Hans Pfitzner and Clemens Krauss whereas its Music Directors Fritz Busch, Herbert von Karajan and Wolfgang Sawallisch started their international careers in Aachen. Under the direction of Marcus Bosch in the last ten years the Aachen Symphony Orchestra achieved an enormous stylistic versatility which ranges from the great works of the romantic tradition to contemporary music as well as to cross-over projects and more than 24 best spoken CD-productions (e.g. complete recordings of the symphonies of Bruckner and Brahms). The number of audience could be quadrupled in this period. During the last years the orchestra performed with soloists as Martha Argerich, José Carreras, Vesselina Kasarova and Andrei Gavrilov.