Guide to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

« My fantasy orchestra, on the basis of last night’s Symphony no. 5 in B flat major by Bruckner, would include the brass section of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. »
David Karlin, October 2016
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the RSPO's programme of concerts for schoolchildren

100 years of school concerts

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic has been staging school concerts for every year since 1917. The RSPO's Stefan Forsberg and Karina Svensson talk about bringing music to Swedish children, then and now.
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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StockholmTour Preparations

Tarrodi, Nielsen, Schumann
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo

AmsterdamStar Soprano Renée Fleming: American Classics

Beethoven, Barber, Handel, Schumann
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Renée Fleming

LondonProm 61

Tarrodi, Barber, Strauss R., Nielsen
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Renée Fleming

StockholmMovements

Söderqvist: Movements
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Katarina Andreasson; Christina Nilsson; Alice Power; Stefan Forsberg

StockholmSoup Concert with the viola section of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Brade, Purcell, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Mahler
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Viola Section, Viola
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French night in Stockholm with Stéphane Denève

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 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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Tchaikovsky on Twelfth Night rings in the New Year

Mika Eichenholz led the Kungliga Filharmonikerna and Malin Byström in the first concert of 2017 at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
****1
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The brass has it: Bruckner 5 in Stockholm

The RSPO's brass section is outstanding in Sakari Oramo's clear, detailed and particularly Nordic reading of Bruckner 5.
****1
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