− I realised how amazing these little pieces are
Strong, but not arrogant, is violinist Baiba Skride's description of her Latvian compatriots. This week she plays Sibelius pieces with the Oslo Philharmonic.
− I'm very happy with what we achieved
Two CDs with four symphonies by Per Nørgård, played by the Oslo Philharmonic and conducted by John Storgårds, were released this week. − The freedom and imagination in his music is what appeals to me the most, Storgårds says.
− Boulez conjured up a soundscape unlike anything I had heard
Composer Asbjørn Schaathun has compiled works by himself and other composers to create a concert with a wide scope in terms of ideas and expression.
Photos from Brahms' requiem
Here's a collection of photos from our concert with Johannes Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem 17th March.
Photos and reviews from the England tour
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra just returned from a one-week tour to England. Here's a collection of pictures, reviews and more from the tour.
The Oslo Philharmonic on tour to England
Next week, the orchestra performs six concerts in six English cities.
Read about our next season
Now you can read about all the concerts in the upcoming season − which will be on sale from 10th May!
− Everyone is asking about our plans for a new concert hall
There is no doubt about which subject the Chief Executive of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ingrid Røynesdal, gets the most comments and questions about when she meets music-interested people from all over the world these days: plans for a new concert hall in Filipstad.
Will lead two Swedish ensembles
This week she directed a mighty apparatus in Oslo Concert Hall during the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra´s Christmas concerts, and from next year she will be the Chief Conductor of two Swedish ensembles. − There are many thoughts in Swedish circulating at the moment, admits this week´s conductor, Cathrine Winnes.
− Classical music ignites the imagination
When Herborg Kråkevik experienced her first classical music high, she denied that it was deliberate. This week she hosted seven classical christmas concert for an audience of more than eight thousand people.