In its anniversary season, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra can look back on a success story lasting more than thirty years and is a popular guest at the most important concert halls and opera houses. A glance at the ensemble’s concert calendar shows a diverse repertoire played at a variety of venues, ranging from the Baroque to the musical present and from Freiburg to the Far East. The Freiburgers’ artistic credo, however, remains unchanged: the creative curiosity of each of them, with the intention of playing a composition in as lively and as expressive a manner as possible. This also involves own members playing demanding solo concerts. Cultivated and simultaneously rousing ensemble playing has thus become an international trademark: »The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra is a diamond of particular brilliance. Vivid and pure, transparent and lucid, delicate in phrasing and articulation and without excessive pathetic pressure, one hears all the details and experiences the whole as a musical cosmos of overpowering richness. Open your ears, this is how music sounds!« (»Salzburger Nachrichten«). The FBO continuously collaborates with important artists such as Christian Gerhaher, Philippe Jaroussky, Isabelle Faust, René Jacobs, Pablo Heras-Casado and Andreas Staier, and has a close alliance with the label Harmonia mundi. The artistic success of this musical partnership is expressed in numerous CD productions and the receipt of prominent awards. With its two artistic leaders Gottfried von der Goltz and Kristian Bezuidenhout, and under the baton of selected conductors, the FBO presents itself with about one hundred performances per year: a self-administrated ensemble with its own subscription concerts at the Freiburg Konzerthaus, the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle in Stuttgart, the Berliner Philharmonie and with tours all over the world.