The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO) celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2012 and, with its already rich history, continues to perform to international critical acclaim under Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo. Founded in 1902 and housed in the Stockholm Concert Hall since 1926, the RSPO has a long and eventful history, and has performed under several legendary conductors including Bruno Walter, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Leopold Stokowski, Ferenc Fricsay, Otto Klemperer, Rafael Kubelík, and Sir Georg Solti. Past Chief Conductors include Antal Doráti (who was simultaneously Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington), Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Andrew Davis, Paavo Järvi, and Alan Gilbert. It is the official orchestra for the Nobel Prize Awards.
Opening concert on February 19 at 7:30pm in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall. The orchestra will also perform in New York at the Carnegie Hall on February 15.
Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor Sakari Oramo will lead the orchestra in Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia, the scherzo (Njàls saga) from Symphony No. 1 by Jón Leifs, and Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable.” Danish Soprano Inger Dam-Jensen will join the orchestra in Solveig’s Song from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg and “Så tag mit hjerte” by Hugo Alfvén.
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Stockholm Concert Hall
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