Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Founded in 1918 by Ernest Ansermet, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande has 112 musicians. The orchestra’s activities include subscription concerts in Geneva and Lausanne and opera performances at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Since September 2012, Neeme Järvi is the Artistic and Music Director of the Orchestre de Suisse Romande, with Kazuki Yamada as Principal Guest Conductor.
Since its creation the world famous Orchestre de la Suisse Romande has played, and continues to play, an active role in the history of music by discovering and supporting contemporary composers and premiering their works in Geneva (Britten, Debussy, Eötvös, Holliger, Honegger, Jarrell, Martin, Milhaud or Stravinski).
From the very start, the OSR concerts have been broadcast on the radio, in close collaboration with the Radio-Television Suisse (RTS). The advent of recording led to a rapid expansion of the Orchestra’s audience. Thanks to its privileged partnership with Decca the Orchestra has made many legendary and major award winning recordings.
The OSR has toured throughout the world, performing in the most famous concert halls and at major festivals in Europe.
The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is generously supported by the City of Geneva, The République et canton of Geneva, the Canton of Vaud, the RTS, the Friends of the OSR and many sponsors and benefactors.