Music

hr-Sinfonieorchester

Formed 1 April 1924.

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Biography

The hr-Sinfonieorchester is the radio orchestra of Hessischer Rundfunk, the public broadcasting network of the German state of Hesse. From 1924 to 1950 it was named Frankfurter Rundfunk-Symphonie-Orchester, and the translation Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra is still used for international tours. From 1950 to 1971 it was named Sinfonie-Orchester des Hessischen Rundfunks, from then to 2005 Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt.

The orchestra's range of musical styles includes the classical-romantic repertoire, discoveries in experimental new music, concerts for children and young people, light classics, and demanding programming concepts.

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