SKO stuttgart chamber orchestra
77 years after its founding, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (SKO) – with its musical leadership duo Thomas Zehetmair and Jörg Widmann and under the direction of its Executive and Artistic Director Markus Korselt – sees itself as a cultural authority with responsibility in a dual role. Preserving tradition while setting sonic and programmatic standards for the future: this is where the SKO draws its creative ideas from. A rich repertoire ranging from baroque to world premieres, collaboration with internationally renowned soloists, and the self-confident crossing of genre boundaries with outstanding artists from the fields of jazz and electronic music in formats that are close to the audience make it one of the most versatile ensembles of the present day with worldwide concert activity. The SKO places a special focus on digitization, with new projects and visions emerging at a rapid pace to reach people across all borders in the here and now. In March 2022, the SKO became the first orchestra in Germany to achieve climate neutrality.
The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra would like to thank its sponsors and supporters as well as its main partners, the city of Stuttgart, the state of Baden-Württemberg and Robert Bosch GmbH.