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
June 2017
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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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Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Varèse
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Alina Ibragimova

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Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Giedré Slekyté; Katarinakörena; Orvar Säfström

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Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo
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