formation of, and public performances by our orchestra date back to the
early 1950s in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. Since 1966 the orchestra has been
under the artistic direction of and conducted by Jürgen Klenk, both a
music teacher at various secondary schools in the Stuttgart area, and
organist and choirmaster at the Oswald Church in Stuttgart-Weilimdorf.
Today our orchestra PRO MUSICA
STUTTGART has developed into a semi-professional ensemble of about 40
active members, with professional musicians in key positions, as well as
dedicated students and hobby musicians from all walks of life.
Our repertoire ranges from the
Baroque Concerto Grosso to the symphonies and concertos of the Classical
and early Romantic periods, but we have also performed works by modern
composers such as P. Hindemith, C. Orff, J. Francaix, J. Rutter.
Due to our close cooperation
with choirs from the Stuttgart area, we also cover much of the repertory
of choral and sacred music from Bach cantatas to the great masses and
In regular rehearsals every
week, we prepare several concerts per year, including our annual summer
concert in the "Weisser Saal" of the "Neues Schloss", the traditional
highlight of our concert season.
Our concerts have been
favorably received both by the public and the local press.
Most recent CD recordings
include Haydn's Creation and John Rutter's Magnificat.
In the past PRO MUSICA has
undertaken concert tours abroad, e.g. to Greece (University of Patras),
Hungary (Haydn-Festival, Esterhazy), and to sister cities of Stuttgart
like La Ferté,
France, Cardiff, Wales, and
Brno, Czech Republik. Most recently, we performed Mozart's Coronation Mass
in cooperation with the Max-Klinger-Choir in Leipzig.
The work of our orchestra is
acknowledged and supported by the City of Stuttgart.
For further information, please
see the links above.