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Performer: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Biography
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO), founded in 1902, enjoys great national and international acclaim. Working in close collaboration with Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor Sakari Oramo, the orchestra’s ambitions are high. Oramo was appointed in 2008, with his present contract lasting until 2018. During Oramo’s tenure the orchestra’s international reputation has grown even stronger. August 2011 saw a successful appearance at the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London and in February 2012 followed a European tour, taking off at the prestigious Musikverein in Vienna. Recent performances include New York and Washington in February 2013 and the Dresden Festival in May 2013. Upcoming tours include the famous George Enescu Festival in Bucharest in September. RSPO’s recordings of the Schumann symphonies (Sony) have received much international praise, as has The Romantic Violinist (Deutsche Grammophon), where the orchestra collaborated with Daniel Hope. Further RSPO releases in 2011 included orchestral works by Anders Hillborg (BIS) – a cd awarded with a Swedish Grammy in January 2012. Recordings of the complete Carl Nielsen symphonies are to be released in 2015. Even though mastery of the vast classical symphonic repertoire is the core objective of the RSPO, the orchestra actively strives to renew and broaden the range of music available for a symphony orchestra through annual new music festivals and commissions of new pieces. Programming also includes in depth presentations of repertoire music, for instance the huge Mahler festival in 2010 and more lately the Beethoven festival of 2012, featuring all nine symphonies. The RSPO participates yearly at the Nobel Prize Ceremony, as well as the Nobel Prize Concert – an annual concert of the highest international standard organised in partnership with the Nobel Media. The recently launched RSPOplay allows you to view concerts with the RSPO, as well as other artists performing at the Stockholm Concert Hall, online and for free. Find more information here.
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StockholmHigdon and Shostakovich

Higdon and Shostakovich
Higdon, Shostakovich
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Payare

StockholmHigdon, Shostakovich and Chausson

Higdon, Shostakovich and Chausson
Higdon, Chausson, Shostakovich
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Payare; Marita Sølberg

StockholmJoshua Bell plays Brahms Violin Concerto

Joshua Bell plays Brahms Violin Concerto
Brahms, Walton
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaime Martín; Joshua Bell

StockholmRavel and Shostakovich

Ravel and Shostakovich
Ravel, Shostakovich
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Alexander Toradze

StockholmRoyal Stockholm Philharmonic with Lahav Shani

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic with Lahav Shani
Mozart, Farrenc, Haydn
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Lahav Shani
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts in Stockholm

Franz Welser-Möst conducts the RSPO © Urban Wedin
The much anticipated Austrian conductor strikes home with Shostakovich and Beethoven as a side dish in Stockholm.
***11
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RSPO in blazing form at the Proms

Sakari Oramo conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
An eclectic programme from this Swedish orchestra which gave sharply defined performances in repertoire that, at first glance, had seemingly little in common.
*****
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A late summer's night with Renée Fleming in Amsterdam

Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Renée Fleming sings Barber and Strauss at the Concertgebouw.
****1
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French night in Stockholm with Stéphane Denève

Stéphane Denève © Jan-Olav Wedin
Twenty-first century Stockholm or fin de siècle Paris? Works by Ravel, Debussy and Schmitt take the audience back to the times of the French avant-garde.
***11
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Iréne Theorin shines in Strauss

Iréne Theorin © Jan-Olav Wedin
Iréne Theorin gives a powerful interpretation of Salome and Elektra's mad scenes in a concert including Also sprach Zarathustra and a contemporary composition.
****1
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