The orchestra of the Grand Duchy, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL), represents a very dynamic part of the culture of its country. Since its stunning debut in 1933 under the aegis of Radio Luxembourg (RTL), the orchestra has been present all over Europe. Publicly administered since 1996, the OPL has been, since 2005, in residence at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, one of the most prestigious concert halls in Europe. Since January 2012 both institutions have formed one and the same entity.The acoustics of its residence, praised by great orchestras, conductors and soloists all over the world, its long-standing connections with institutions like the Salle Pleyel in Paris and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and with festivals like Musica (Strasbourg) and Ars Musica (Brussels) have contributed to making the OPL an orchestra renowned for the elegance of its sonority. Moreover, the precision and musicality of its music director, Emmanuel Krivine, and the orchestra’s close collaboration with first-rate musical personalities such as Evgeny Kissin, Julia Fischer and Jean-Yves Thibaudet have consolidated the orchestra’s reputation. Alongside the classic and romantic repertoire, the orchestra’s programme reserves an important place for music of the twentieth and twentyfirst centuries: works by Ivo Malec, Hugues Dufourt, Toshio Hosokawa, Klaus Huber, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Helmut Lachenmann, Georges Lentz, Philippe Gaubert, Gabriel Pierné, Arthur Honegger and many others are regularly performed. The orchestra has also recorded the complete orchestral works of Iannis Xenakis.