Munich Symphony Orchestra to Appear at Center for the Arts

Posted: October 10, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Since its founding in 1945, the Munich Symphony Orchestra has secured an important place in that city’s cultural life. Now, the orchestra makes its long-awaited inaugural U.S. tour. On Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m., George Mason’s Center for the Arts welcomes the orchestra, which will present a crowd-pleasing all-Beethoven program.

The program includes the Prometheus “Overture,” Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58; and Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, performed under the direction of Maestro Philippe Entremont.

The orchestra has worked with young artists and leading soloists and singers the world over. Recent tours have included performances in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Japan – all laying the foundation for the orchestra’s increasingly strong reputation abroad.

Munich Symphony Orchestra
Munich Symphony Orchestra

Entremont has been principal guest conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra since 2004. Leading several tours in 2005 and 2006, Entremont conducts from the keyboard as well as on the podium.

Throughout his stellar career, Entremont has directed the greatest symphony orchestras of Europe, Asia and America, including the Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, St. Louis, Houston and Montreal symphonies; the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. He was also chief conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra until 2002. After serving as music director and chief conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra for almost 30 years, he was confirmed as conductor laureate for life. He was also music director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra and is now its conductor laureate as well.

An artistic discussion, free to ticket holders, is held on the hall’s Grand Tier beginning at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $50, $42 and $25. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit

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