University of Hohenheim Symphony Orchestra

University of Hohenheim Symphony Orchestra Photo credit: Christoph Bächtle

The Symphony Orchestra of the University of Hohenheim has become a fixture of cultural life in Stuttgart since its founding in the summer semester of 1986. Students, doctoral candidates, staff and alumni as well as those with friendly ties to the university play in the orchestra. It is not uncommon for soloists to come from within their own ranks. Since the very first concerts the quality and versatility of the selection of works has increased with the number of orchestra members: from Bach and HandelThe Symphony Orchestra of the University of Hohenheim has become a fixture of cultural life in Stuttgart since its founding in the summer semester of 1986. Students, doctoral candidates, staff and alumni as well as those with friendly ties to the university play in the orchestra. It is not uncommon for soloists to come from within their own ranks. Since the very first concerts the quality and versatility of the selection of works has increased with the number of orchestra members: from Bach and Handel to Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven to Strauss, Stravinsky and Hindemith. Yet also the Beatles, Abba, Queen and other forays into pop music are part of the ensemble’s repertoire. Under the direction of Klaus Breuninger, who has directed the orchestra since the summer semester of 1994, the ensemble has increasingly ventured into the stylistic eras of Romanticism and Modernism. Through his efforts numerous collaborations with the Solitude Choir Stuttgart which he also directs have ensued. Rossini’s “Stabat Mater”, John Rutter’s “Magnificat”, Paul McCartney’s “Liverpool Oratorio”, Dave Brubeck’s oratorio “To Hope!” and many other works were performed to great acclaim. An outstanding event was the European premiere of “i believe – A HOLOCAUST ORATORIO FOR TODAY” by the Canadian composer Zane Zalis. A tango concert in the Liederhalle Stuttgart with works by Astor Piazzolla and Alejandro De Nardi was a momentous occasion for all participants and met with great audience response. In the summer semester 2015 film music under the motto “Mission (im)possible?!” with titles from James Bond, Harry Potter, Star Wars and many more was on the program.

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