1987 (age 30)
Freiburger Barockorchester (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra) is an orchestra originally founded "to enliven the world of Baroque music with new sounds." The orchestra, based in Freiburg, Germany now also performs works by later composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Carl Maria von Weber as well as contemporary music. They play small group chamber music as well as symphonies for large orchestras.
The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra gave its first concert in 1987 and began touring abroad with a performance in Amsterdam in 1989 and came to America first in 1995. Today, half of the orchestra's concerts are performed abroad.
The musicians chose Gottfried von der Goltz and Petra Müllejans from among their own numbers as musical directors. (Both von der Goltz and Müllejans are violinists.) The orchestra performs one-quarter of its concerts under guest conductors, such as Ivor Bolton, René Jacobs, Philippe Herreweghe or Trevor Pinnock.
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