The formation of the Municipal and Theatre Orchestra Rostock in 1897 lay the foundations of the orchestra that is today the largest in the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. It offers a broad variety of concerts, such as philharmonic concerts, “Classic-Light” concerts, chamber orchestra concerts, special concerts for a younger audience and various offers to make young people familiar with classical music. The Norddeutsche Philharmonie has been playing in a large number of cities both in and outside Germany and has been recording film music as a member of the European FilmPhilharmonie.
The conductor Marcus Bosch had his debut at the age of 24 with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and was Generalmusikdirektor of the city of Aachen from 2002 to 2012. He has been working with over 100 orchestras in Europe, Asia and the Americas and has been conducting operas at the Semperoper, Hungarian State Opera, the Theatre of Basel, Gotheburg Opera House and the Theatre of Verona. He is Generalmusikdirektor of the State Theatre and the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Nuremberg and was appointed conductor in residence at the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock in 2018.