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Guide to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Stockholm International Composer Festival

Discovery and drama: Thea Musgrave at 90

Thea Musgrave © Thomas Le Brocq
Ahead of a major presentation of her work in Stockholm, we sit down with the master craftswoman to talk about her passion for discovery and her advice to young artists. 
RSPO Chief Conductor

Leading from the front with Sakari Oramo

© Benjamin Ealovega
The Finnish conductor talks about feeling a part of the orchestra and which Nordic country performs the best Nielsen. 

The blue concert hall at Hötorget (the Haymarket) in central Stockholm is one of Sweden’s great architectural masterpieces. Opened in 1926, it was designed by architect Ivar Tengbom during a period of expansion in the capital. The Stockholm Concert Hall was built to house The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra – founded in 1902 – and to serve as an arena for the Nobel Prize Ceremony. Besides the main hall, the building also contains two chamber music halls: the beautiful Grünewald Hall and the smaller Aulin Hall. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s chief conductor Sakari Oramo was appointed in 2008, with his present contract lasting until 2020

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StockholmEd Gardner conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

Ed Gardner conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
Clyne, Rachmaninov, Lutosławski
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Alexander Gavrylyuk

StockholmMartinu and Smyth

Martinu and Smyth
Martinů, Smyth
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Paulina Pfeiffer; Catriona Morison; Michael Weinius; Tuomas Pursio

StockholmMahler's Symphony no. 7

Mahler's Symphony no. 7
Mahler: Symphony no. 7
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo

StockholmMozart, Börtz

Mozart, Börtz
Mozart, Börtz
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Patrik Ringborg; Daniel Carlsson; Johanna Rudström; Karl-Magnus Fredriksson
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Believing in the music: Martin Fröst and the RSPO

Martin Fröst © Mats Bäcker
Works by Rolf Liebermann, Mozart and Mahler recently brought down the house at Zurich’s Tonhalle Maag, in no small part because of Martin Fröst’s illuminating performance.
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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.
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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.
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StockholmStenhammar's Symphony no. 1 in F major

Stenhammar: Symphony no.1 in F major
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Manze

Stockholm(Soundtrack) Final Fantasy VIII - Mono no aware - Uematsu

Uematsu: Final Fantasy VIII: Mono no aware
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Giedrė Šlekytė