Maestro Herbert Blomstedt is the Conductor Laureate of the San Francisco Symphony. He was Music Director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig for seven seasons, and he is Honorary Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and the Bamberg Symphony. Mr. Blomstedt has guest conducted the world's major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Munich Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and The Philadelphia Orchestra. His extensive discography includes over 130 works with the Dresden Staatskapelle, including the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Schubert. He has also recorded the complete symphonies of Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen, as well as Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Mr. Blomstedt received several Honorary Doctorates and is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Music Academy.
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