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The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO) was founded in 1902 and its chief conductor since 2008 is Sakari Oramo.

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO) was founded in 1902 and Konserthuset Stockholm has been its home since 1926. The RSPO gives around 100 concerts annually, and the orchestra also participates in the festivities associated with the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and the presentation of the Polar Music Prize. Regular guest conductors include notable names such as Riccardo Muti, David Zinman, Marin Alsop, Michael Tilson Thomas and Gianandrea Noseda.

Finnish Sakari Oramo has been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the RSPO since 2008. His current contract runs until 2021. He is also Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and led Last Night of the Proms. Oramo is regularly welcomed by leading orchestras all over the world, including the Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic.

Sakari Oramo has carried out several successful tours with the RSPO. Recently, in 2015, Oramo and the RSPO held a critically acclaimed European tour, which launched with two full houses in classical venue Wiener Musikverein in Vienna. The newspaper Die Welt concluded that the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic is “one of the world’s best orchestras”.

The RSPO has also received considerable attention for several recordings with Sakari Oramo. Current examples include the complete recordings of Carl Nielsen’s symphonies, which have been critically acclaimed internationally (the recording of Nielsen’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 received a BBC Music Magazine Award 2016) and the recording of Sirens, with music by Anders Hillborg, which won a 2016 Swedish Grammy Award.   

A cd with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and world-renowned American soprano Renée Fleming, called Distant Light, was released by Decca in January 2017.

 

Concerts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Manfred conducts. Photography
    Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

    Austrian Manfred Honeck interprets the music of the Austrians Haydn and Bruckner.

    Wednesday 27 September 2017 19.00
  • Manfred conducts. Photography
    Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

    Austrian Manfred Honeck interprets the music of the Austrians Haydn and Bruckner.

    Thursday 28 September 2017 19.00
  • Ayla is jumping in the picture. Photo.
    Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Educational

    An introduction to the wonderful world of the symphony orchestra – musical education at its very best!

    Tuesday 3 October 2017 09.30
  • Ayla is jumping in the picture. Photo.
    Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Educational

    An introduction to the wonderful world of the symphony orchestra – musical education at its very best!

    Tuesday 3 October 2017 11.30