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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StockholmHoneck conducts Bruckner

Haydn, Bruckner
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Manfred Honeck

StockholmSing with Ayla

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Cathrine Winnes; Ayla Kabaca

StockholmStravinsky Festival

Stravinsky
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Kirill Gerstein

StockholmStravinsky Festival: Funeral Song

Stravinsky
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Elina Vähälä

StockholmSemyon Bychkov conducts the RSPO

Glinka, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Daniel Lozakovich
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RSPO in blazing form at the Proms

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 sings Barber and Strauss at the Concertgebouw.
****1
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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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