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Munich Symphonic Orchestra

The Munich Symphony Orchestra (Münchner Symphoniker) is a German orchestra based in Munich. Its primary concerts are given at the Herkulessaal and the Prinzregententheater, as well as concerts at the Philharmonie im Gasteig.

Kurt Graunke founded the orchestra as the Graunke Symphony Orchestra in 1945. The ensemble gave its first concert on 25 September 1945, as a benefit for the Bavarian Red Cross. The orchestra began to give regular concerts in 1949. The orchestra acquired its current name in 1990.

The current chief conductor of the orchestra is Kevin John Edusei, since the 2014-2015 season. In June 2016, the orchestra announced the extension of Edusei's contract through the 2021-2022 season.  Philippe Entremont has the title of Ehrendirigent (honorary conductor) of the orchestra.

 Since the 2011-2012 season, the orchestra's principal guest conductor has been Ken-David Masur.

The orchestra has recorded music for over 500 films, including George Bruns' adaptation of Tchaikovsky's ballet score for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty, El Cid by Miklos Rozsa, Jerry Goldsmith's score for The Wind and the Lion, Christopher Young's music for Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Victor Young's score for The Brave One and Howard Shore's score for The Silence of the Lambs.

 The Orchestra performed the soundtrack score to a number of episodes of the television series The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones in the 1990s.
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