The Brno Philharmonic was founded in 1956, and today it is one of the most important Czech orchestras. It has to its credit more than a thousand concerts both in this country and abroad (USA, Latin America, the Far East, and the Near East), collaborating with many world-famous conductors (Jakub Hrůša, Sir Charles Mackerras, Yehudi Menuhin) and performing artists (Radek Baborák, Olga Kern, Fazil Say). The orchestra makes recordings regularly for Czech Radio and Czech Television. In 2012, it became the presenter of the renowned festivals Moravian Autumn, the Easter Festival of Sacred Music, and the Brno International Music Festival-Exposition of New Music. The orchestra has built its reputation for daring programming, opening up new horizons to audiences by presenting contemporary music or unjustly neglected works.