The West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Marianske Lazne is the oldest orchestra in the Czech lands. Its origin dates back to 1821, when the abbot of the monastery Tepl K. K. Reitenberger issued an official approval for music in the spa. The orchestra’s first conductor was Joseph Schurwonn. The originally small spa-band soon grew to a medium sized orchestra, increasingly focusing on the Promenade and Symphony Concerts.
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