Orchestras - All by Year Founded

< 1850

Staatskapelle Dresden (Dresden State Orchestra)
Christian Thielemann, Music Director
http://www.staatskapelle-dresden.de/en/
Semperoper | Germany
Est. 1548

Gewandhaus Orchester Liepzig
Andris Nelsons, Music Director
https://www.gewandhausorchester.de/en/
Gewandhaus | Germany
Est. 1781

St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Yuri Temirkanov, Music Director
https://www.philharmonia.spb.ru/en/
Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia | Russia
Est. 1802

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, Music Director
https://www.liverpoolphil.com/
England, United Kingdom
Est. 1840

New York Philharmonic
Jaao can Zweden, Music Director
www.nyphil.org
David Geffen Hall
Est. 1842

Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic)
https://www.wienerphilharmoniker.at/en/en
Wiener Musikverein | Austria
Est. 1842


1850-1899

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Music Director
www.bso.org
Symphony Hall
Est. 1881

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langrée, Music Director
https://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/
Music Hall | USA
Est. 1873

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Stéphane Denève, Music Director
www.slso.org
Powell Hall
Est. 1879

Berliner Philharmonker (Berlin Philharmonic)
Kirill Petrenko, Music Director
https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/
Philharmonie | Germany
Est. 1882

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, Music Director
https://helsinginkaupunginorkesteri.fi/en
Helsinki Music Center | Finland
Est. 1882

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director
https://www.metopera.org/about/who-we-are/orchestra/
Metropolitan Opera House | USA
Est. 1883

Concertgebouworkest (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
Daniele Gatti, Music Director
www.concertgebouworkest.nl
Concertgebouw | Netherlands
Est. 1888

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ricardo Muti, Music Director
www.cso.org
Symphony Center
Est. 1891

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Thomas Søndergård, Music Director
https://www.rsno.org.uk/
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall | Scotland, United Kingdom
Est. 1891

Česká filharmonie (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra)
Semyon Bychkov, Music Director
https://www.ceskafilharmonie.cz/en/
Dvořák Hall | Czech Republic
Est. 1896

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, Music Director
https://pittsburghsymphony.org/
Heinz Hall | USA
Est. 1896


1900-1949

Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director
www.philorch.org
Kimmel Center
Est. 1900

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, Music Director
https://www.konserthuset.se/en/royal-stockholm-philharmonic-orchestra/
Konserthuset Stockholm | Sweden
Est. 1902

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, Music Director
www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Orchestra Hall
Est. 1903

Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, Music Director
www.seattlesymphony.org
Benaroya Hall
Est. 1903

London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director
https://lso.co.uk/
Barbican Center | England, United Kingdom
Est. 1904

Göteborgs Symfoniker (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Music Director
https://www.gso.se/en/
Gothenburg Concert Hall | Sweden
Est. 1905

San Franciso Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director
www.sfsymphony.org
Davies Symphony Hall
Est. 1911

Houston Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Music Director
https://houstonsymphony.org/
Jones Hall | USA
Est. 1913

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Music Director
www.bsomusic.org
Joseph Meyehoff Symphony Hall
Est. 1916

Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director
www.clevelandorchestra.com
Severence Hall
Est. 1918

Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (Rotterdam Philharmonic)
Lahav Shani, Music Director
https://www.rotterdamsphilharmonisch.nl/nl/home/
De Doelen Grote Zaal | Netherlands
Est. 1918

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director
www.laphil.com
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Est. 1919

Oslo Philharmonic
Vasily Petrenko, Music Director
https://ofo.no/en/
Oslo Concert Hall | Norway
Est. 1919

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Music Director
https://cbso.co.uk/
Symphony Hall | England, United Kingdom
Est. 1920

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Music Director
https://www.tso.ca/
Roy Thomson Hall | Canada
Est. 1922

DR Symfoniorkestret (Danish National Symphony Orchestra)
Fabio Luisi, Music Director
https://drkoncerthuset.dk/dr-symfoni-orkestret/danish-national-symphony-orchestra/
DR Concert Hall | Denmark
Est. 1925

Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Robert Trevino, Music Director
https://malmolive.se/en/mso
Malmö Live Konserthus | Sweden
Est. 1925

Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Mexico)
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Music Director
https://osn.inba.gob.mx/
Mexico
Est. 1928

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Krzysztof Urbański, Music Director
https://www.indianapolissymphony.org/
Hilbert Circle Theatre | USA
Est. 1930

National Symphony Orchestra (USA)
Gianandrea Noseda, Music Director
www.kennedy-center.org/nso
Kennedy Center
Est. 1931

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, Music Director
https://www.lpo.org.uk/
Royal Festival Hall | England, United Kingdom
Est. 1932

Sydney Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, Music Director
sydneysymphony.com
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall | Australia
Est. 1932

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
(Montreal Symphony Orchestra)

Kent Nagano, Music Director
https://www.osm.ca/en/home-osm/
Maison Symphonique De Montréal | Canada
Est. 1934

Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia
(Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Lawrence Foster, Music Director
https://nospr.org.pl/en
Poland
Est. 1935

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Lahav Shani, Music Director
https://www.ipo.co.il/en/
Charles R. Bronfman Auditorium | Israel
Est. 1936

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, Music Director
https://www.atlantasymphony.org/
Atlanta Symphony Hall | USA
Est. 1939

NDR Elbphil­harmonie Orchestra (NDR Symphony Orchestra)
Alan Gilbert, Music Director
https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/ndr-elbphilharmonie-orchestra
Grand Hall | Germany
Est. 1945

Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Music Director
https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/
Royal Festival Hall | England, United Kingdom
Est. 1945

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, Music Director
https://www.rpo.co.uk/
Cadogan Hall | England, United Kingdom
Est. 1946

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, Music Director
https://www.rpo.co.uk/
Cadogan Hall | England, United Kingdom
Est. 1946

New Zealand Symphony
Edo de Waart, Music Director
https://www.nzso.co.nz/
New Zealand
Est. 1947

English Chamber Orchestra
http://www.englishchamberorchestra.co.uk/
England, United Kingdom
Est. 1948

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
https://www.seoulphil.or.kr/en/main/page.do
Sejong Center | South Korea
Est. 1948

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
(Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra)

https://www.br-so.com/
Germany
Est. 1949


1950-2000

Pražský komorní orchestr (Prague Chamber Orchestra)
https://www.pko.cz/en/home/
Czech Republic
Est. 1951

Academy of St. Martin-In-The-Fields
Joshua Bell, Music Director
https://www.asmf.org/
England, United Kingdom
Est. 1959

Ulster Orchestra
Daniele Rustioni, Music Director
https://www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk/
Ulster Hall | Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Est. 1966

Orchestre de Paris
Daniel Harding, Music Director
http://www.orchestredeparis.com/fr/accueil
Philharmonie de Paris | France
Est. 1967

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
https://orpheusnyc.org/
Est. 1972

Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr, Music Director
https://www.aam.co.uk/
England, United Kingdom
Est. 1973

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Elisa Citterio, Music Director
https://www.tafelmusik.org/
Trinity-St-Paul’s Centre | Canada
Est. 1979

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
https://www.coeurope.org/
England, United Kingdom
Est. 1981

Budapesti Fesztiválzenekart (Budapest Festival Orchestra)
Ivan Fisher, Music Director
https://www.bfz.hu/en/
Hungary
Est. 1983

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
https://oae.co.uk/
Southbank Centre | England, United Kingdom
Est. 1986


2000-

Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Ricardo Chailly, Music Director
https://www.lucernefestival.ch/en/lucerne-festival-orchestra/the-orchestra
Switzerland
Est. 2003