The Holland Symfonia is a Dutch symphony orchestra, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The term "Symfonia" derives from an amalgam of the Dutch word symfonie and the Italian word sinfonia. The orchestra has administrative offices in both Haarlem and Amsterdam.
The Holland Symfonia was established on 1 January 2002 after a merger of the Dutch National Ballet Orchestra and the North Holland Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra primarily gives symphonic concerts at the Philharmonie Haarlem, and continues as the principal orchestra for Dutch National Ballet at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam. The orchestra also accompanies touring opera productions in various cities by the Nederlandse Reisopera. The orchestra numbers about 45 regular players, and a varying number of substitutes per production.
In addition to its symphonic concerts in its home base city of Amsterdam, the orchestra gives concerts in several other Dutch cities:
- Alkmaar, Theater De Vest and Grote St. Laurenskerk
- Groningen, Stadsschouwburg Groningen
- Hoorn, Schouwburg het Park
- Tilburg, Schouwburg
The orchestra also collaborates in ballet/dance productions in these cities:
- Arnhem, Schouwburg
- Breda, Chassé Theater
- Den Bosch, Theater aan de Parade
- Den Haag, Lucent Danstheater
- Eindhoven, Parktheater and Stadsschouwburg
- Heerlen, Parkstad Limburg Theaters
- Leeuwarden, De Harmonie
- Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof
- Rotterdam, Rotterdamse Schouwburg
- Utrecht, Stadsschouwburg
Roy Goodman was named the orchestra's first chief conductor in December 2003, and held the post from 2004 to 2006. On 1 September 2007, Otto Tausk became chief conductor of the orchestra. Since the 2006-2007 season, Boris Gruzin has been principal guest conductor.
The orchestra has commercially recorded for the Cobra label, including the CD "Dutch Sessions".
- Roy Goodman (2004-2006)
- Otto Tausk (2007–present)
- "Holland Symfonia benoemt Goodman tot chefdirigent". De Volksrant. 2003-12-06. Retrieved 2011-02-13.