Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Dresden © Björn Kadenbach

Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Dresden

The Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra is one of Dresden's most traditional chamber ensembles. Founded by Dresden Philharmonic musicians in 1969, it has since found a firm place in the musical life of the city and beyond. Its artistic profile has been significantly shaped by the Dresden Collum Concerts, the Zwinger Serenades at the Dresden Music Festival or later by the reconstruction concerts for the Dresden Frauenkirche.

 "Appreciating tradition and being open to the new" - this is the motto under which the ensemble, led by concertmaster Wolfgang Hentrich since 2002, organises its diverse concerts. The joy of music-making, a special sense of sound and imaginative programming inspire audiences at the "Dresden Evenings" in the Hygiene Museum, the "Meißner Palaces Summer Concerts" and at the regular performances with the Dresden Kreuzchor. Exceptionally successful concerts have also been given with the Bach Choirs of London and Bern, with Marek Janowski, Rudolf Buchbinder, Ludwig Güttler, Hakan Hardenberger, Andreas Scholl, Peter Bruns, Vadim Gluzman, Ivan Ženatý and Kolja Lessing. Numerous performances at home and abroad as well as invitations to festivals testify to the outstanding reputation of the orchestra.

The Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra also devotes itself with particular personal commitment to programmes for children and young people.