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Martin Fröst © Mats Bäcker
Zürich

Believing in the music: Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

By , 20 March 2019
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Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Precision and transparency from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO in Ligeti

By , 02 March 2019
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Oramo and the BBCSO offer three Austrians from three centuries

By , 22 February 2019
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Steven Isserlis and Sakari Oramo with the BBC Symphony Orchestra © Mark Allan
London

Steven Isserlis silences the Schumann doubters

By , 23 January 2019
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Martin Fröst, Sakari Oramo and the BBCSP © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Powerful Prokofiev and charming Copland from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 17 October 2018
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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
Berlin

Fantastic variations: Brett Dean's new Cello Concerto impresses at the Philharmonie

By , 04 October 2018
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC SO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 56: Blistering Bruckner from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 24 August 2018
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Endings and beginnings: choral classics and a new commission from BBC Singers and Oramo

By , 20 August 2018
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Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 47: a searing new violin ‘concerto’ from Philip Venables... and Bartók

By , 17 August 2018
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 6: Love laid bare in a passionate Turangalîla from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 18 July 2018
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Five Telegrams from Kensington Gardens © Mark Pullinger
London

Prom 1: Five Telegrams and a Harbinger of War from the BBCSO and Sakari Oramo

By , 13 July 2018
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Anu Komsi © Maarit Kyt
London

Affirmative end to Sakari Oramo's BBCSO Sibelius cycle

By , 06 January 2018
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Celebrating Finnish nationhood with the BBCSO and Oramo

By , 06 December 2017
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Lisa Batiashvili © Amy Hart | Deutsche Grammophon
London

Fire and ice: striking Sibelius and stunning Hillborg from Oramo, Batiashvili and the BBCSO

By , 29 November 2017
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

An exciting combination of Schmitt & Sibelius from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 27 October 2017
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Heights of expression: Oramo, Pogostkina and the BBCSO in full-bodied season opener

By , 27 September 2017
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Sakari Oramo conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 61: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in blazing form under Sakari Oramo

By , 30 August 2017
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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Amsterdam

A late summer's night with Renée Fleming in Amsterdam

By , 28 August 2017
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Prom 51: Hearty Elgar from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 22 August 2017
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 45: Hair-raising Mahler 2 in the end from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 18 August 2017
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

Ecstatically uncomfortable: a revelatory, risk-taking Turangalîla in Birmingham

By , 26 May 2017
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Arcana © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Drama and poetry: the BBCSO and Sakari Oramo bring Varèse alive and kicking

By , 06 May 2017
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Sakari Oramo and Kirill Gerstein with the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

Pastoral and Pastiche: Sibelius’ Third and Busoni in Boston

By , 10 March 2017
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Siren song: Detlev Glanert's Megaris given UK première by Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 03 March 2017
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Sakari Oramo © Jan-Olaf Wedin | RSPO
Stockholm

The brass has it: Bruckner 5 in Stockholm

By , 27 October 2016
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Janie Dee (Cleopatra) © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Age cannot wither her: Cleopatra reigns in sumptuous Florent Schmitt score

By , 04 October 2016
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Heroism, life and death: Oramo and BBCSO powerful in season opener

By , 28 September 2016
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Juan Diego Flórez and Peruvian friend © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 75: Partygoers, pomp and Paddington Bear

By , 10 September 2016
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 39: Oramo doesn't rock the boat in Mahler 5

By , 14 August 2016
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Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) and Sakari Oramo (conductor) © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 34: Colour and Cubism with HK Gruber, Dutilleux and Beethoven

By , 10 August 2016
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Sol Gabetta © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 1: A haunting, poignant Proms opener from the BBCSO and Sakari Oramo

By , 15 July 2016
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Sang Yoon Kim and Sakari Oramo © Prague Spring | Ivan Malý
Prague

Prague Spring reveals the BBC Symphony's split personality

By , 25 May 2016
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
London

BBC Symphony Orchestra introduces Partita by ‘voice of our generation’ Joseph Phibbs

By , 21 May 2016
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Sakari Oramo © Dan Hansson
London

BBCSO and Oramo master three masterly orchestral works

By , 13 April 2016
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Sakari  Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Stunning performances of English repertoire from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 15 January 2016
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Prom 58 “The silence speaks”: A gripping Kullervo

By , 29 August 2015
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Sakai Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Prom 47: Committed performances in Beethoven and Nordic trio

By , 21 August 2015
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Sakari Oramo conducting the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 1: Spectacular Walton makes for a confident start to the 2015 season

By , 17 July 2015
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© Benjamin Ealovega
London

Review of BBCSO conducted by Sakari Oramo in Sibelius, Rachmaninov, Foulds and Nielsen

By , 23 May 2015
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London

End of an era: Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO shine in Ravel, Prokofiev and Nielsen

By , 10 April 2015
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London

Bringing fire to Nielsen's Inextinguishable: BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo

By , 18 February 2015
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London

Genial Nielsen from the BBC SO and Sakari Oramo

By , 16 January 2015
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London

Perianes' velvety touch in Grieg with the BBCSO

By , 24 October 2014
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London

Prom 76: A fitting close for the 2014 Proms season

By , 13 September 2014
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London

Sakari Oramo demonstrates Vaughan Williams' greatness at the Proms

By , 13 August 2014
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London

Mercurial Prokofiev and genteel Schubert in Proms Chamber Music 4

By , 11 August 2014
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London

Electric Stravinsky outshines Brett Dean at the Proms

By , 07 August 2014
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London

Orchestral sorcery at the Barbican from the BBC Symphony

By , 09 May 2014
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London

Sibelius, Salonen and Shostakovich by the BBCSO

By , 26 March 2014
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London

Beethoven faces up to Matthews and wins with Oramo and the BBC SO

By , 08 January 2014
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