Lëtzebuerger philharmoneschen Orchester
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1933
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Lëtzebuerger philharmoneschen Orchester

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerger philharmoneschen Orchester, French: Orchestre philharmonique du Luxembourg), abbreviated to OPL, is a symphony orchestra based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. The orchestra formerly performed at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Conservatoire de Luxembourg. Its current home is the Philharmonie Luxembourg, a large concert hall opened in 2005 in the Kirchberg quarter in the northeast of the city.

The orchestra was founded in 1933 as the in-house orchestra of RTL Radio, named the RTL Grand Symphony Orchestra (French: Grand orchestre symphonique de RTL); Henri Pensis was its founder and first music director. In 1995, RTL decided not to renew its contract with the orchestra. Subsequently, the Luxembourg government established the Henri Pensis Foundation to allow for the orchestra to continue its existence. In 1996, the orchestra acquired its current name under its new auspices.

After Pensis, subsequent music directors of the orchestra have included Carl Melles, Louis de Froment, and Leopold Hager. The orchestra's fifth music director, David Shallon, enhanced the reputation of the orchestra, but suddenly died in 2000 while on tour in Japan. Bramwell Tovey took over as music director in September 2002, and held the post until 2006. Since the 2006–2007 season, the orchestra's music director is Emmanuel Krivine. In May 2009, Krivine extended his contract with the orchestra through the 2014-2015 season. Krivine concluded his OPL tenure at the end of the 2014-2015 season. In June 2014, the OPL announced the appointment of Gustavo Gimeno as its next principal conductor, as of the 2015-2016 season, with an initial contract of 4 years.

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Richard Strauss
Don Quixote Op.35
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Don Quixote Op.35
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony no. 1 in D major Op.25 (Classical)
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Symphony no. 1 in D major Op.25 (Classical)
Richard Strauss
Don Juan Op.20
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Don Juan Op.20
Max Reger
Four Tone Poems after Arnold Bocklin (Op.128)
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Four Tone Poems after Arnold Bocklin (Op.128)
Iannis Xenakis
Jonchaies
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Jonchaies
Zhao Jiping
Pipa Concerto no. 2
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Pipa Concerto no. 2
Qigang Chen
L'Eloignement
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L'Eloignement
Qigang Chen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements)
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Wu Xing (The Five Elements)
Franz Schubert
6 Deutsche [German dances] for piano (D.820)
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6 Deutsche [German dances] for piano (D.820)
Anton Bruckner
Symphony No.9 in D minor, WAB.109
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Symphony No.9 in D minor, WAB.109
Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
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Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Angélique Kidjo
Kelele
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Kelele
Alexander von Zemlinsky
Lyric symphony Op.18 for soprano, baritone and orchestra
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Lyric symphony Op.18 for soprano, baritone and orchestra
Franz Schubert
Symphony no. 5 in B flat major D.485
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Symphony no. 5 in B flat major D.485
Angélique Kidjo
Kelele
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Kelele
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