Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

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Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
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Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and Karl Münchinger
Concert hallLiederhalle, Stuttgart
Principal conductorMatthias Foremny

The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (Stuttgarter Kammerorchester) is a German chamber orchestra based in Stuttgart. Its principal concert venue is the Liederhalle, Stuttgart.

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, 1962 on a tour of Southern Africa organised by Hans Adler.[1]


Karl Münchinger founded the orchestra in 1945,[1] and served as its chief conductor until 1987. With Münchinger, the orchestra made its USA debut in March 1954, in New York City.[2] Martin Sieghart was the orchestras second chief conductor, from 1990 to 1995. From 1995 to 2006, Dennis Russell Davies was chief conductor, and his projects with the orchestra included recordings of Haydn symphonies.[3]

Following the chief conductorship of Michael Hofstetter (2006-2013), Matthias Foremny has served as the orchestra's chief conductor since 2013. He is scheduled to stand down from the post in 2019. In October 2017, the orchestra announced the appointment of Thomas Zehetmair as its next chief conductor, effective with the 2019-2020 season, with an initial contract of 3 years.[4]

Karl Münchinger, Conductor; 1962. Photo dedicated to Hans Adler

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  1. ^ Edward Rothstein (1984-03-12). "Chamber: Stuttgart Group". New York Times. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  2. ^ "String Orchestra Makes Local Bow: Stuttgart Chamber Group of 15, Known for Recordings, Draws 1,500 to Town Hall". New York Times. 1954-02-15. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. ^ Allan Kozinn (2003-03-15). "Music Review; A Symphony By Haydn, Economy Size". New York Times. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  4. ^ Susanne Benda (2017-10-19). "Stuttgarter Kammerorchester: Thomas Zehetmair wird neuer Chef". Stuttgarter Zeitung. Retrieved 2017-10-24.

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