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Orchestras, Choruses, and Opera Companies

A directory of some of the worlds leading Classical music ensembles

Aradia Ensemble
Toronto, Ontario
M8V 3P3
Canada

The Avison Ensemble
3 Bentinck Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 6XN
Tel: 0191 226 0799
http://www.avisonensemble.com/

Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, see the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
2 Seldown Lane, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UF
Tel: 01202 670 611 ; Fax: 01202 687 235
http://www.orchestranet.co.uk/bournsym.html

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
BBC Scotland, Broadcasting House
Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow G12 8DG
Tel.: 0141-338 2606 ; Fax: 0141-307 4312

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Administrative Offices
71 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
BPO Box Office: (716) 885-5000, (800) 699-3168 Fax: (716) 885-9372; Administrative Offices: (716) 885-0331, Fax: (716) 885-5064
Subscription Information: (716) 885-9371
http://www.bpo.org/

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604
Tel.: +1 312 294 3333 Fax: +1 312 294 3329
http://www.chicagosymphony.org/

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street
Birmingham B1 2LF
Tel.: 0121 616 6500
Email: information@cbso.co.uk
http://www.cbso.co.uk/

English Northern Philharmonia
Opera North, Grand Theatre, Leeds LS1 6NU
Telephone: 0113 243 9999
Fax: 0113 244 0418
http://www.orchestranet.co.uk/engnophi.html

Finnish National Opera
Helsinginkatu 58, P.O. Box 176, FIN-00251 Helsinki
Tel.: (+358-9) 4030 21
Tel.: (+358-9) 4030 2211; Fax: (+358-9) 4030 2305
Email: liput@operafin.fi
http://www.operafin.fi/

The Handel & Haydn Society
Horticultural Hall
300 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
http://www.handelandhaydn.org/

Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Vio Hagatorg
Is 107 Reykjavik
Tel.: (354) 562 2255 Fax: (254) 562 4475
Email: sinfonia@sinfonia.is
http://www.sinfonia.is/

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Tel: 03-6211777 Fax:03-5253695
http://www.ipo.co.il/

Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
Henry Crown Symphony Hall
5 Chopin Street, Jerusalem
POB 4640, Jerusalem 91040 Israel
Email: jso@inter.net.il
http://www.jso.co.il/

La Scala, Milano
Tel.: 39 02 / 72003744
Fax: 39 02 / 876145
Email: www@lascala.milano.it
http://lascala.milano.it/

London Symphony Orchestra
Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
Barbican Box Office on +44 (0)20 7638 8891
Email: admin@lso.co.uk; Bookings@lso.co.uk
http://www.lso.co.uk/

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Tel.: (323) 850-2000
http://www.laphil.org/index.cfm

Memphis Symphony Orchestra
David Loebel, Music Director and Conductor
Ryan Fleur, President and CEO
585 S. Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN 38117
Tel.: (901) 537-2500 Fax: (901) 537-2550
Email: marketing@memphissymphony.org
http://www.memphissymphony.org

Metropolitan Opera (New York)
Met Ticket Service, Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center
New York, New York 10023
Tel.: 212.362.6000; Fax: 212.769.3383
http://www.metopera.org/home.html

Montreal Symphony Orchestra, see the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal

Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
Tel. 052-322-2774
Fax: 052-322-3066
E-mail : music@musicinfo.com
http://www.musicinfo.com/nagoyaphil/eindex.html

National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Pl. Sejmu Slaskiego 2
40--032 Katowice, Poland
Tel.:+48 32 251-89-03; 255-32-61
Fax: +48 32 257-13-84
Email: nospr@nospr.org.pl
http://www.nospr.org.pl/

National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.)
The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, 20566-0002
Tel.: 202 416 8100; Fax: 202 416 8105
http://kennedy-center.org/nso/

New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-6990
Tel.: (212) 875-5030.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Tel.: 64 4 801 3890; Fax 64 4 384 2824
Email info@nzso.co.nz
http://www.nzso.co.nz/

Opera national de Paris-Palais Garnier - Opera Bastille
Service des Relations avec le Public
120, rue de Lyon 75012 Paris
Tel.: 0 147 42 57 50
Fax: (33) 1 44 73 13 74
http://www.opera-de-paris.fr/

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Westcombe House, 56-58 Whitcomb Street, 5/F
London WC2H 7DN
Tel. (020) 7930 0646; Fax: (020) 7930 0626
Email: info@oae.co.uk
http://www.oae.co.uk/

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Rue Bovy-Lysberg 2, CH 1204 Geneva
Tel.: 41 (022) 807 00 17; Fax +41 (022) 807 00 18
Email: music@osr.ch
http://www.osr.ch/

Orchestre symphonique de Montreal
260 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
Montreal, Quebec H2X 1Y9
Tel.: (514) 842-9951; Fax: (514) 842-0728
Email: General@osm.ca
http://www.osm.ca/

Paris Opera, see the Opera national de Paris

Philadelphia Orchestra
260 S. Broad Street, 16th Floor, Philadelphia , PA 19102-4223
Tel.: +1 215 893 1900 Fax no: +1 215 893 1948
http://www.philorch.org/

Orchestre symphonique de Quebec (Quebec City Symphony Orchestra)
130, Grande Allee Ouest, Quebec (Quebec)
G1R 2G7, Canada
Tel.: (418) 643-5598
Tickets: (418) 643-8486
Fax: (418) 646-9665
http://www.osq.qc.ca/

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
73 Claremont Street, Glasgow
Scotland G3 7JB
Tel.: (44) (0)141 226 3868; Fax: (+44) (0)141 221 4317

San Francisco Symphony
Tel.: (415) 552-8000.
http://www.sfsymphony.org/templates/home.asp?nodeid=16

Singapore Symphony Orchestra
11 Empress Place, Victoria Memorial Hall, Singapore 179558
Tel.: 338 1230; Fax: 336 6382
Email: ssonet@mbox3.singnet.com.sg
http://www.sso.org.sg/

Sydney Symphony
Level 9, 35 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Box Office: ph +61 (0)2 8215 4600, fax +61 (0)2 8215 4660
info@sydneysymphony.com
http://www.sydneysymphony.com

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Customer Service Centre
212 King Street West, Suite 550
Toronto, ON M5H 1K5
Tel.: (416) 598-3375; Fax: (416) 598-9522

Ulster Orchestra
Elmwood Hall at Queen's
89 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NF
Tel.: 01232 664535

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Email: reachus@vansymphony.ca
http://www.culturenet.ca/vso/

Vienna Philharmonic, see the Wiener Philharmonker

Wiener Philharmoniker
Bosendorferstrase 12
A-1012 Vienna
Tel.: (+43/1) 505 65 25
Email: philoffice@wienerphilharmoniker.at
http://www.wienerphilharmoniker.at

Wiener Staatsoper
Karntnerstrase, A-1010 Wien
Tel.: +43-1-51 444/2958
Fax: +43-1-513 15 13
http://www.austria-tourism.at/kultur/ws-wv/index.html



 
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