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December 1, 2008

The best orchestra in the world

The envelope, please.

And the winner is... the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, above, sharing the stage with CocoRosie in a Queen's Day Eve concert on April 29, 2008.

The top 20:

1. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

2. Berlin Philharmonic

3. Vienna Philharmonic

4. London Symphony Orchestra

5. Chicago Symphony Orchestra

6. Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

7. Cleveland Orchestra

8. Los Angeles Philharmonic

9. Budapest Festival Orchestra

10. Dresden Staatskapelle

11. Boston Symphony Orchestra

12. New York Philharmonic

13. San Francisco Symphony

14. Mariinsky Theater Orchestra

15. Russian National Orchestra

16. Leningrad Philharmonic

17. Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

18. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

19. Saito Kinen Orchestra (Japan)

20. Czech Philharmonic

You could look it up.

Sorry — for a sec there I forgot your German's a little rusty.

Try here.

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My God, Cleveland at 7!!!!!!!
Now between the Rock & Roll hall of fame and this, Shame on me if I don't visit more often (I live near Pittsburgh, only 3 hours away).

Posted by: Joe Peach | Dec 1, 2008 7:31:03 PM

anony knows the score.

The bamboo drinking straw orchestra leaves the Concertgebouw gasping in the dirt, every time.
Good call.

Posted by: Flautist | Dec 1, 2008 5:46:50 PM

bamboo drinking straw

Posted by: anonymous | Dec 1, 2008 2:50:44 PM


Posted by: Flautist | Dec 1, 2008 1:10:39 PM

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