Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Tickets
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The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR; literal translation, "Orchestra of French-speaking Switzerland") is a Swiss symphony orchestra, based in Geneva at the Victoria Hall. Ernest Ansermet founded the OSR in 1918 and directed the orchestra for 49 years, from 1918 to 1967. The orchestra tours widely and has a long-standing contract for recordings with Decca Records. It premiered many works of the Swiss composers Arthur Honegger and Frank Martin. During World War II, many German conductors fled their home country to settle in Switzerland. Wilhelm Furtwängler became a regular guest conductor for the orchestra, conducting his favorite repertoire of Beethoven, Brahms, and Richard Strauss. Carl Schuricht also was a guest conductor, even trying to acquaint his audiences with Bruckner and Mahler. Since 2005, the artistic director and music director of the OSR is Marek Janowski, with an initial contract of 5 years. In September 2008, his contract with the OSR was extended to 2015. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.