A list of symphony orchestras worldwide

Top classical symphony orchestras worldwide
Symphony and philharmonic orchestras, a directory

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Academy of Ancient Music

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The Australian World Orchestra
AWO brings together Australia’s classical musicians returning home from playing in leading world orchestras such as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, to name but a few.


Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Berliner Philharmoniker/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Berlin Philharmonic YouTube Channel

Berlin Staatskapelle

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

BBC Symphony Orchestra 

Budapest Festival Orchestra


Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

China Philharmonic Orchestra

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam YouTube Channel.

Concerto Köln

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Dresden Staatskapelle 


Ensemble XXI Moscow
The ensemble was founded in 1988 as the first independent orchestra in Soviet history. Today, it is still the only professional orchestra in Russia with both Russian and International membership.

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra


Filharmonia Narodowa w Warszawie, Poland.


The Hallé Orchestra

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Houston Symphony Orchestra


Il Giardino Armonico Chamber Orchestra

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra


Kirov Orchestra (Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra)


London Mozart Players

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Sinfonietta

London Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra streamed performances.
Interact with multiple high-definition camera angles and view up to four streams at one time. Discover the orchestra, musicians, instruments and more.

London Symphony Orhcestra YouTube channel.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Lucerne Festival Orchestra


Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Malmo Symphony Orchestra

Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York.

The Minnesota Orchestra

Montreal Symphony Orchestra/l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Moscow Chamber Orchestra 


National Symphony Orchestra, Washington D.C.

New York Philharmonic Orchestra

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra


L’Orchestre de Paris

Orchestra X, Houston.

Oslo Philharmonic . Oslo Filharmonien

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande


Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Prague Symphony Orchestra


Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Russian National Orchestra


St Louis Symphony Orchestra

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Sydney Symphony Orchestra YouTube channel.


Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Toronto Symphony Orchestra 

Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra


Vienna Philharmonic



World Orchestra for Peace
Official website for World Orchestra for Peace, founded by Sir Georg Solti to demonstrate the unique strength of music as an ambassador for peace.

Directories *

A list of symphony orchestras around the world.

Chinese orchestras and opera houses, a list.

List of symphony orchestras in Europe.

List of symphony orchestras in the United States.

European Youth Orchestras, European Association of Youth Orchestras.

World Directory of Music and Orchestras (includes a music webring).


Youth orchestras *

Youth orchestras (U.S.)

The National Association of Youth Orchestras (UK)
Supporting 125000 young musicians in 1800 youth orchestras around the UK.

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

Music Center at Strathmore

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Australian Youth Orchestra

Sydney Youth Orchestras