Bruckner Orchestra Linz

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The Bruckner Orchester Linz is an Austrian orchestra based in Linz. Particularly associated with the music of Linz-Land native Anton Bruckner, the orchestra is the concert orchestra for the state of Upper Austria, and also the opera orchestra at the Landestheater Linz (Upper Austrian State Theatre). Consisting of 110 musicians, the orchestra participates in the Bruckner Festival, the Ars Electronica Festival and the Linzer Klangwolke.

The parent ensemble of the orchestra is the Linz Theater Orchestra. The orchestra acquired its current name in 1967, under conductor and musicologist Kurt Wöss, who subsequently served as chief conductor. Since 2002, the orchestra's chief conductor is Dennis Russell Davies. During his tenure, the orchestra has begun to perform the music of Philip Glass, including the premiere of his Symphony No. 8.[1] Davies is scheduled to conclude his Linz tenure in 2017. In February 2015, the orchestra announced the appointment of Markus Poschner as its next chief conductor, effective with the 2017-2018 season.[2] The orchestra's resident conductor is Ingo Ingensand. Heinrich Schiff is the orchestra's current principal guest conductor.

The orchestra has recorded Bruckner symphonies for such labels as Arte Nova. As well, the orchestra has more recently recorded several albums of the music of Philip Glass.[3][4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ Allan Kozinn (2005-11-04). "A First Hearing for a Glass Symphony". New York Times. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  2. ^ "Markus Poschner wird neuer Linz Opern- und Orchesterchef". Die Presse. 2015-02-22. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  3. ^ Andrew Clements (2006-03-03). "Glass: Symphony No 6, Flanigan/ Ginsberg/ Bruckner Orchester Linz/ Davies". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  4. ^ Andrew Clements (2006-07-13). "Glass: Symphony No 8, Bruckner Orchestra Linz/ Davies". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  5. ^ Andrew Clements (2011-01-20). "Glass: Kepler – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  6. ^ Andrew Clements (2012-06-14). "Glass: Symphony No 9 – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  7. ^ Andrew Clements (2015-08-20). "Glass: Symphony No 10; Concert Overture CD review – an extrovert celebration". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 

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