was founded in 2007, when a concert was given at Dresden’s New Synagogue, commemorating the 6th anniversary of its consecration. Jewish and non Jewish musicians, including members of international orchestras like the Dresden Philharmonic, as well as graduates of Dresden’s Music University (Hochschule für Musik Carl-Maria-von-Weber Dresden), work together in preparing programs of this forgotten, neglected repertoire. The central venue is the Dresden Synagogue. Performances in other cities thus far: Leipzig, Chemnitz, Görlitz, and twice in Berlin; trips outside Germany are part of the orchestra's long term plans.
works for string orchestra are being presented, played by a section of about 24 musicians. This special sonority is particularly well suited to the acoustics of the Dresden Synagogue.
The 2008 performance calendar
includes four programs. The May and June programs were repeated once, the September and November programs will be repeated twice.