2017/03/02 – And… a very nice wish from the Gelderland Orchestra
After World War II founded in 1949 the Gelderland Philharmonic Orchestra, which not only Arnhem, but did serve the entire province of Gelderland. The orchestra was successively headed by directors Jan Out, Carl von Garaguly, Leo Driehuis, Yoav Talmi, Roberto Benzi (1989-1998) and Lawrence Renes (1998-2002). A special project was in the nineties, the recording of the complete orchestral works of Igor Markevitch with conductor Christopher Lyndon-Gee on seven CDs. From 2003 to 2009, the orchestra has developed further under the leadership of artistic director and chief conductor Martin Sieghart. He made the orchestra include recordings of works by Gustav Mahler, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. Also it came to performances in the Wiener Musikverein. The permanent guest conductor Nikolai Alexeev, the Russian since 2002. Under his leadership played a lot of music by Russian composers. Alexeev in 2004 was musical director of the Stravinsky Festival in Arnhem. Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi is as permanent conductor of the Gelderland Philharmonic Orchestra. Under his leadership, the orchestra made very successful tours in 2007 and 2009 by his native Japan. Sieghart has the title of honorary guest conductor. From August 1, 2011 is the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra under the artistic direction of Italian chief conductor Antonello Manacorda. The orchestra has also had other famous conductors, among others were Bernard Klee, Jaap van Zweden and Roy Goodman as a conductor for the orchestra. The permanent concert hall of the orchestra is Musis Sacrum in Arnhem. In addition, frequently occurred in other Gelderland concert halls, such as the Vereeniging in Nijmegen and Orpheus in Apeldoorn.