The Brasov Philharmonic
The Brasov Philharmonic Community (Kronstadter Philharmonische Gesellschaft) originally used to be the musical community of the Saxons, but it was open to the whole population of the city, regardless of nationality.
This intercultural openness manifested itself in the collaboration with conductors and artists of Romanian nationality and with chorus-groups of Saxon, Romanian and Hungarian nationality, and last but not least, through the presentation of works by composers from Brasov.
With the occasion of its first concert held on the 6th of May 1878 the Brasov Philharmonic Community presented the Overture of W. A. Mozarts opera, The Magic Flute and L. V. Beethovens VI. Symphony under the guidance of the famous conductor Anton Brandner who was known as one of the founding fathers and the first conductor of the Community.
The talent and greatness of the musicians of the Philharmonic has been proven by the success of the concerts with such world-famous conductors as Ferenc Liszt, Ciprian Porumbescu and George Enescu.
Within the Philharmonic, besides the Symphonic Orchestra, there are also functioning the Chamber Orchestra and the Gaudeamus Quartet.