Preußisches Kammerorchester

The Preußische Kammerorchester, situated in the Uckermark in northeast Brandenburg (Germany), has is offspring in the Nordostdeutsche Philharmonie, out of which it arose in 1993. The chamber orchestra´s outstanding quality is its variety and flexibility. Along with regular concerts in the branches of classic, entertainment and chamber music in Prenzlau the orchestra gives guest performances in varying formations and characters.

As early as 1994 the Preußische Kammerorchester was invited to go on tour to Denmark, Pakistan und to the USA. The Flandern-Festival in Belgium, the Cluster-Festival in Erfurt, the Musiksommer Mecklenburg/Vorpommern, the Organ- and chamber music festival in Kamien-Pomorski (Poland), the international music festival in Varna, the festival in Putbus, the art festival Rügen and the autumn music festival in Stettin (Poland), the Netherlands and Italy – these are other places the orchestra visited for guest performances. On a regular basis the chamber orchestra performs in Wittenberge, in the theatre of Putbus and in the opera Stettin named “Schloß der Pommerschen Herzöge”.

Former chief conductors are Rudolf Nötzel, Hans Rotman, Daniel Inbal and Frank Zacher. Jürgen Bischof is the manager of the Uckermärkische Kulturagentur, holding company of the chamber orchestra.

Well renowned conductors as Alun Francis, Rolf Reuter, Mathias Husman, Michael Güttler, Nir Kabaretti and Jürgen Bruns were invited as guest conductors, as well as soloists like e.g. Christiane Edinger, Ulrich Herkenhoff, Nils Mönkemeyer, Daniel Hope, Wolfgang Seifen, Thomas Käppler, Joachim Schäfer and Denys Prochayev.

The Preußische Kammerorchester initiates an annual international music festival and the holding company co-organizes the international chorus festival in Stettin and produces in 2009 for the first time an Organ spring festival in the Uckermark.

In 2006 the orchestra went on a successful tour with the Zücher Bach Chor from Switzerland. Audience´s favourite concerts are among others the concerts with choir and orchestra with the Camerata Nova Stettin, the Uckermärkischer Konzertchor und the Philharmonischer Chor der Humboldt-Universität Berlin.

The orchestra works on an intense cooperation with the academies of music of Berlin, Rostock an Hannover. So the orchestra took part in the opera production of “Die Chinesinnen” by Gluck in Hannover in 2007.

On the international festival Kammeroper Schloß Rheinsberg the orchestra worked in cooperation with the National Theatre of Prague for “Antigona” and took part in the production of Brittens “Lukrezia”. In the season 2007/08 the orchestra presented itself successfully in a production of Puccinis “Tosca” together with the ensemble of the Staatstheater Darmstadt in Heilbronn.

The orchestra is also a promoter of contemporary music, e.g. in the so called “Bachjahr” 2000 and in the “Mozartjahr” 2006 with a commissioned work called “Kegel statt Trio” by Mathias Husmann.

There are several recordings of the orchestra available with works of Vanhal (DOMusic Belgien), J. S. Bach, Händel (Christophorus), Mozart, Husmann and with the piano concert no.5 by Beethoven with Denys Prochayev as soloist.

In 2009 the orchestra won in the national competition “Kinder zum Olymp” in the category musical theatre / without age limit with the production of the children´s opera “The Idea” by Gustav Holst.