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Sinfonieorchester Gävle

Gävle Symphony Orchestra

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The Gävle Symphony Orchestra (Gävle symfoniorkester) is a Swedish symphony orchestra based in Gävle.

It was founded in 1912, and given the absence of a proper concert hall, initially gave its concerts in the Gävle theatre and Mariners' Church. In 1998, a purpose-built concert hall was constructed overlooking the Gavleån.

As of 2010, the orchestra had 52 permanent members.

Among its discography are recordings of Tre Dalmålningar by Oskar Lindberg, Xaver Scharwenka's Symphony in C minor, symphonic poems by Franz Berwald; orchestral works by Gustaf Bengtsson, Oscar Byström's Symphony in D minor, Jacob Adolf Hägg's Nordic Symphony; orchestral music by Armas Järnefelt, Otto Olsson's Symphony in G minor, Kurt Atterberg's violin and piano concertos; a concert live from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with works by Grieg, Svendsen and Shostakovich with Carlos Spierer, Rosa Arnold, Enrica Ciccarelli; Sven-David Sandström's piano concerto.

Principal conductors

  • Ruben Liljefors 1912-31
  • Ludvig Mowinckel 1931-34
  • Sten Frykberg 1934-39
  • Sixten Eckerberg 1936
  • Eric Bengtson 1939-48
  • Stig Westerberg 1949-53
  • Siegfried Naumann 1953-54
  • Gunnar Staern 1954-63
  • Carl Rune Larsson 1963-67
  • Rainer Miedel 1968-75
  • (No chief conductor 1975-81)
  • Göran W Nilson 1981-84
  • Doron Salomon 1984-90
  • Hannu Koivula 1991-96
  • Carlos Spierer 1997-2000
  • Petri Sakari 2000-2006
  • Robin Ticciati 2006-2009

External links

This article contains some material adapted from the equivalent in Swedish

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