Tradition and innovation – two key features of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra. In the tension created between these two concepts, we pass on our passion for live classical music to young and old alike. Eighty-five musicians come together in a major, authoritative symphony orchestra at the highest level. The orchestra’s ambition is to bring enjoyment of live symphonic music to audiences in Gelderland and beyond. This is why we organise 100 symphonic concerts each year, alongside family concerts, educational concerts and special participation projects for amateur musicians. We also record several (live) CDs every year. Through these activities, the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra reaches an audience of more than 400,000 people. The orchestra’s innovative activities set it apart and have won it a large number of accolades. The Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra recently introduced its “LAB” series, a breeding ground for musical initiatives. The youthful and successful Antonello Manacorda has been Chief Conductor of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011.