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Guide to the Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Norwegian Radio Orchestra © Anna Julia Granberg
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
© Anna Julia Granberg

The Kringkastingsorkestret or Norwegian Radio Orchestra was founded in 1946 in affiliation with the national broadcaster NRK in Norway. The orchestra has classical repertoire and contemporary music at its heart and performs annually at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. Peruvian Miguel Harth-Bedoya is the Chief Conductor of the Radio Orchestra in Oslo since 2013, a position he combines with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas where he is Music Director.

The Store Studio in Oslo is the home port of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.

Visit the nrk Norwegian Radio Orchestra website for more information.

© Helene Ulrichsen

A Peruvian in Oslo: Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Norwegian Radio Orchestra Chief Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya talks to us about Brahms, Schumann, touring and playing Latin American music in Norway (and Grieg, of course).
Norwegian Radio Orchestra at Oslo Cathedral
Norwegian Radio Orchestra at Oslo Cathedral
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OsloKORK at the Opera House

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra

OsloNils Henrik Asheim

Asheim: New piece
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Peter Szilvay

OsloNorwegian Academy of Music, Graduation concert

Wagner, Sibelius, Prokofiev
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Tabita Berglund; Amalie Stalheim
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And there was light: Haydn's The Creation at Nordland Music Festival

When Haydn’s Die Schöpfung (“The Creation”) had its public première in 1799, the forces were nothing less than gigantic; the orchestra numbered 120 people and the choir 60, considerable forces even today. The forces in use on Thursday’s performance were perhaps not of the same size, an orchestra of about 70, and a choir of 26.
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