Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe Musicians
STAYING ACTIVE WITH FUN AND VIGOR
The BADISCHE STAATSKAPELLE, one of the oldest and most traditional professional orchestras is committed to environmental protection.
Founded in 1662 as the court orchestra of the Baden princely court, which at that time still resided in Durlach, the BADISCHE STAATSKAPELLE developed into an orchestra with great national and international charisma. Famous court conductors such as Franz Danzi, Hermann Levi, Otto Dessoff and Felix Mottl conducted numerous premieres and first performances, e.g. of works by Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms and Béla Bartók. In addition, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss stood at the podium of the Hofkapelle on several occasions. As General Music Director from 2008-2020, Justin Brown focused on cultivating the works of Wagner, Berlioz, Verdi and Strauss, while at the same time designing varied concert schedules, for which he and his team won the "Best Concert Program 2012/13" award from the Deutschen Musikverlegerverband (German Music Publishers Association).
At the start of the 2020/21 season, Georg Fritzsch took over as General Music Director and now supports the commitment to Orchester des Wandels from within the ranks of the orchestra:
"With this initiative, the German professional orchestras and also our BADISCHE STAATSKAPELLE are supplying social discourse on fundamental life issues and enriching it with musical means."
The musicians of the BADISCHE STAATSKAPELLE are proud to be able to make their contribution to climate and nature protection as a member of Orchester des Wandels:
"We can make a difference with what we have learned: making music. In addition to events in the theater, we would like to see joint projects with Karlsruhe institutions that also care about environmental protection. At the same time, it is clear to us that sustainability must be thought of in the long term, which is why we have committed ourselves to membership for ten years. In doing so, we are very much looking forward to meeting people who don't point fingers but are active with a lot of fun and vigor.