The Badische Staatskapelle of Karlsruhe will launch its 350th anniversary on Monday. It was formed as a court orchestra in 1662 and has been going strong ever since.
In November 1876, it gave the world premiere of the first symphony by Johannes Brahms, conducted by Felix Otto Dessoff.
Justin Brown, a British conductor, is the present music director. Can anyone name an older full-time orchestra?
This is from a current production at the theatre, Der Mann die Welt Ass. Wonder how it got that name. Here’s the website.