The Saxon State Orchestra is one of the oldest orchestras in the world.
It is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. The former royal orchestra and today's Saxon State Orchestra has been playing without cease for more than four and a half centuries. More than 60 years, Richard Strauss was beholden to the orchestra, which is still known as "Strauss Orchestra". The repertoire of the State Orchestra, since 1985 back again in the Semper Opera House in Dresden, stretches from the baroque to the contemporary. An extensive touring activity regularly leads the musicians all around the world.