Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra ( niderl. Amsterdams Philharmonisch Orkest ) - Dutch symphony orchestra that existed in Amsterdam in 1953 - 1985 .
It was founded as an orchestra Künstmand ( niderl. Kunstmaand Orkest ) to work at the music festival "Month of the Arts" ( niderl. Kunstmaand ), which was led by pianist Jan Hukride . Violinist and conductor Anton Kershes was invited to lead the orchestra, who became its permanent leader and brought the orchestra to a solid professional level. In 1969 the orchestra was transformed into the Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Kershs did a lot to popularize Dmitri Shostakovich’s music in the Netherlands in 1972 and 1977 . toured with the orchestra in the USSR .
In 1985 , the orchestra underwent a reorganization in connection with the austerity policy of public funds conducted by the government of Ruud Lubbers : from three orchestras - the Amsterdam Philharmonic, Utrecht Symphony and the Netherlands Chamber - a single Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra was created.