Het Gelders Orkest and Orkest van het Oosten
As of 1 September 2019, Het Gelders Orkest and Orkest van het Oosten are coming together to form one organisation. From the 2020-2021 season, we will continue under the name Phion – the Orchestra of Gelderland and Overijssel. The orchestra is rooted in this region and will work from two locations: Arnhem and Enschede. With 128 permanent musicians, we form the largest professional Symphony orchestra in the Netherlands. Our ambition is to become one of the most innovative and prominent orchestras in the Netherlands in the 2021-2024 arts and culture funding period, performing at the highest artistic level.
Our goal is to reach as many people as possible with live symphonic music through extensive and very diverse programming. From the large symphonic repertoire to small-scale productions, from the popular repertoire to exciting crossovers, an educational production or a new concert formula at a special location. We will continue to innovate and look for innovative concepts in collaboration with (regional) partners and producing institutions such as: opera, dance, (youth) theatre.
As a member of our orchestra, you work from one of the two locations, but you will also regularly rehearse and perform in the other location and play throughout Gelderland and Overijssel and beyond. The personal portfolio gives you the space and freedom to use your own initiative.