18. - 21. JULY 2024 Tickets
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Badische Staatskapelle



As one of the oldest orchestras in the world, the BADISCHE STAATSKAPELLE can look back on an extremely rich and contemporary tradition. Founded in 1662 as the court orchestra of the princely court of Baden, which at that time still resided in Durlach, this nucleus developed into an orchestra with a great national and international reputation. Famous court conductors such as Franz Danzi, Hermann Levi, Otto Dessoff and Felix Mottl conducted numerous premieres and first performances, e.g. by Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms and Béla Bartók, and made Karlsruhe one of the centers of musical life. In addition to Brahms, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss conducted the court orchestra on several occasions.

Traditionally, the Badische Staatskapelle also performs the classical music morning on DAS FEST Sunday every two years. In 2024, the audience can look forward to the overture to Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, Die Moldau (Bedrich Smetana), the 4th Symphony 3rd movement Scherzo (Anton Bruckner) as well as the Hungarian Dance No. 1 by Johannes Brahms, Wedding Day on Troldhaugen by Edvard Grieg and Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, among others.