The Münster Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1919 and as the region’s leading musical institution quickly made a name for itself that extended well beyond the local area. Among the numerous awards and honours that attest to its varied work are the Gustav Mahler Medal and the 1993 award for the best overall concert planning bestowed each year by the Association of German Music Publishers. The orchestra is regularly invited to appear at international festivals and in prestigious concert halls, including the Ferrara Musica International Music Festival, the Sala Verdi in Milan and the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In 2015 the orchestra under its principal conductor Fabrizio Ventura undertook a tour of Florence, Modena and Milan. Composers such as Giorgio Battistelli and Michael Jarrell have written new works for the orchestra whose discography currently includes Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, various concert programmes for children and works by Johann Friedrich Klöffler, Gluck and Carl Heinrich Graun.
September 21, 2017