The Big Five orchestras are the 5 most important orchestras in the USA. These are the orchestras in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Chicago. Whether this classification is still up to date, however, is disputed.
The Cleveland Orchestra is the youngest of the Big Five orchestras, the 5 most important orchestras in the USA. I will show why the Cleveland Orchestra is a special orchestra with three facts.
The Philadelphia Orchestra was founded in 1900 and shaped cultural life on the American East Coast from the very beginning. The world stars of classical music enjoyed coming to the young orchestra. Four particularly significant Philadelphia Orchestra concerts took place between 1904 and 1916.
The New York Philharmonic is considered one of the five most important orchestras in the USA and is therefore one of the so-called "Big Five". Why the New York Philharmonic is such an important orchestra, I show along 5 facts.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is known for its characteristic brass sound. But there are other things that make the Chicago Symphony Orchestra a unique orchestra. I present five of them to you in this blog post.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra is a cultural melting pot. In the orchestra's long history, various cultural influences have been reflected in the orchestra's sound. This is one of the reasons why the Boston Symphony Orchestra is considered one of the best orchestras in the world today.
With the Slovenska Filharmonija, Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, has a valuable cultural asset. Not only does this orchestra look back on a very long history, but it is also characterized by a special sound culture and high responsiveness. In the following I will go into the history of the Slovenska Filharmonija as well as my personal connection to this orchestra.