The Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin holds an internationally recognized position as one of Berlin's top orchestras and in the highest echelon of German radio orchestras. Outstanding young conductors from the international music scene have made their Berlin debuts with the RSB. After Andris Nelsons, Kristjan Järvi, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vasily Petrenko, Jakub Hrůša, Alain Altinoglu, Omer Meir Wellber, Alondra de la Parra and Lahav Shani in past years, in the 2017/2018 season debutantes with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin will include Karina Canellakis, Michael Francis and Thomas Søndergård. The current guests, who include some of those named above but also experienced conductors of the middle generation like Osmo Vänskä, Krzysztof Urbański, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Andrey Boreyko or Sebastian Weigle, have contributed and continue to contribute to the RSB's repertoire profile. For many years now, Frank Strobel has been guaranteeing some exemplary concerts of film music. The orchestra's tasks alongside symphonic concerts, chamber music concerts, radio recordings and CD productions also include concerts for families and children. Many of the musicians often take a very personal interest in both chamber music and our ambitious projects for the younger generation, demonstrating great commitment. The RSB has been appearing on important national and international stages besides Berlin for more than 50 years now. Alongside regular tours of Korea and Japan, the orchestra also makes guest appearances at German and European festivals and in international centres of music.