Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (German:
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR) is an orchestra based in Stuttgart in Germany.
ensemble was founded in 1945 by American occupation
authorities as the orchestra for Radio Stuttgart, under the name
Sinfonieorchester von Radio Stuttgart (Symphony Orchestra
of Radio Stuttgart).
The radio network later became the
(South German Radio), and the
orchestra changed its name in 1949 to the Sinfonieorchester des
(South German Radio Symphony
Orchestra). In 1959, the orchestra took on the name
, and acquired its current name
Like many broadcast orchestras
in Germany, the orchestra has a reputation for performing
contemporary music. Past principal conductors included Sir Neville Marriner
(1983-1989), who later
held the title of principal guest conductor. Since 1998, Roger Norrington
is the orchestra's
Principal Conductor. Georges
, who became the orchestra's artistic director in 1996,
has the title of Conductor Laureate.