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
Sakari Oramo conducting the RSPO at the Stockholm Concert Hall © Håkan Larsson
Sakari Oramo conducting the RSPO at the Stockholm Concert Hall
© Håkan Larsson
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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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StockholmMozart's Requiem speaks

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Katarina Andreasson; Södra Latins Kammarkör; ADL; Jan Risberg

StockholmAnniversary

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Katarina Andreasson; Children from El Sistema Södertalje; Ayla Kabaca

StockholmLindberg, Bartók, Brahms

Lindberg, Bartók, Brahms
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Yuja Wang
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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.
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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.
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