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The hr Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, is among the best orchestras in Europe. Founded in 1929 as one of the first radio symphony orchestras in Germany, it successfully bridges the gap between maintaining tradition and the challenges of a modern top-level orchestra. Concert series with various programme focuses in which great symphonic works meet Early Music and concerts with New Music meet projects for young audiences – all these contribute to its artistic profile. Famous for its outstanding winds, rich string sound and dynamic playing culture, today the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra with its chief conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada stands equally for musical excellence and interesting, diverse repertoire. Its worldwide success includes award-winning CD productions and international guest appearances. Regular tours to Japan, Korea and China are as important as its constant presence on the major European concert stages, e.g. in Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam and Prague. Having won renown for its benchmark recordings of romantic literature, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra has been among the internationally leading Mahler and Bruckner orchestras for decades – a tradition which began with the long-time chief conductor Eliahu Inbal, continued with his successors Dmitrij Kitajenko and Hugh Wolff and also informed the acclaimed work of Paavo Järvi, who is today Conductor Laureate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.