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Goois SymfonieOrkest 

The Goois Symphony Orchestra gives amateur musicians an opportunity to play in a symphony orchestra, made up of advanced amateurs and retired professional musicians.  The basic programme consists of three concerts each year.  The orchestra also regularly accompanies choirs and operetta groups.    Some of the orchestra members also play for Easter and Christmas in the St. Vitus church in Hilversum.


The GSO plays music of various styles and from several centuries -- from classical to contemporary.  Information about past concert programmes can be found on the HISTORY webpage.  


photo:  D.W.M. Verweij


The GSO was established in 1983 by Jo Juda, previously concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, together with oboist Jan de Laat and Edith ten Broeke, a student of Jo Juda's.  In October 1983 the orchestra was named: "Orkestvereniging Musica Instrumentalis."  The first annual meeting was held on 3 February 1984, and on 17 February the official documents were registered by the notary.  

The orchestra has performed numerous world premières, including compositions of Ruud Bos, Peter Greve, Lowell Dijkstra and Pablo Escande.   The GSO also has performed with many famous soloists, such as:   Tobias Borsboom, Peter Verduyn Lunel, Marietta Petkova, Thomas Oliemans, Gwyneth Wentink and Liza Ferschtman. 


In 2013 the orchestra changed its name to Goois Symfonie Orkest, or GSO.   Joost Geevers-van Acht is the seventh full-time conductor of the GSO.

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