Diversity and quality are the trademarks of the NDR Radiophilharmonieorchestra from Hanover. Eighty-six highly skilled musicians represent an impressive variety in their programme: In addition to the great classical and romantic repertoire, they also cultivate early music. Crossover projects, movie soundtracks and a wide range of different concerts for children and youth reach a large audience.
As musical ambassador for the city of Hanover and the German state of Lower Saxony, NDR Radiophilharmonie has an outstanding reputation internationally. In the recent past, the ensemble has gone on tour, among others, in Asia and South America, and has repeatedly given guest performances at the Musikverein Vienna and the Großes Festspielhaus concert hall in Salzburg.
Particularly the close cooperation with principal conductor Andrew Manze, who has held this position since the 2014/15 season, represents a decisive step on the artistically ambitious path of the NDR Radiophilharmonie. The orchestra’s first CD was published under its principal conductor in early March 2017: Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3. It has been awarded with a 2017 Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. The series of Mendelsohn’s symphonies has been continued with Mozart’s final symphonies and a recording of Beethoven’s symphonies No. 5 and 7 due to appear in January 2020.