On 20 October 2011 the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra launches a new venture: for the first time in the orchestra’s history, a concert will be broadcast live via the internet as an audio stream. The concert will be accessible from 8pm (local time) via its home page www.bambergsymphony.com.

This marks the launch of a series of selected concerts which the Bamberg Symphony intends to stream as audio via the internet. Relevant dates will be announced on the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra’s website and in its newsletter.

At the same time, the concert on 20 October marks a special milestone. On that evening Principal Conductor Jonathan Nott will take the helm of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for exactly the 500th time. The programme includes works by the two composers who have been at the heart of Jonathan Nott’s and the Bamberg Symphony’s collaboration in recent years, Franz Schubert’s Eighth Symphony (the ‘Unfinished’) and Gustav Mahler’s Fourth.

Jonathan Nott has just renewed his contract in Bamberg until 2016; the Council of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Foundation voted unanimously to offer Jonathan Nott this extension of his contract. A decisive factor for the Council was Nott’s outstanding record in recent years, bringing the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra not just exceptional success with audiences and critics as well as numerous international awards but also an ever-increasing number of invitations to tour from all over the world.

Jonathan Nott is the orchestra’s fourth Principal Conductor after Horst Stein (1985-1996), James Loughran (1979-1983) and Joseph Keilberth (1950-1968). By 2016 he will have enjoyed the second longest tenure in the orchestra’s history.


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