Swedish Chamber Orchestra

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Swedish Chamber Orchestra

The Swedish Chamber Orchestra was Founded in 1995 as the resident chamber orchestra for the Örebro municipality in Sweden and was joined by ITS current Music Director, Thomas Dausgaard just two years later. For the past fourteen years Dausgaard And The ensemble Have Worked Closely Together to Create Their own unique and dynamic sound and the orchestra’s quick rise to success hock put it firmly on the international scene.
A tightly knit ensemble of 38 regular members, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra drew ITS United Kingdom and United States debuts with Thomas Dausgaard in 2004 performing at the London Proms and Lincoln Center, Mostly Mozart Festival. The New York Times wrote of Their Performance:   “IT HAS been a longstanding Complaint In The Classical Music Worlds That as recordings and jet travel Have shrunk the globe, an international sound speed Been fostered That speed filtered out regional differences in timbre and interpretation .. . And every now and hadeeth an orchestra Comes alongwith a sound That is surprising and fresh. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Led by ITS music director, Thomas Dausgaard, produced a distinctive and consistently vibrant sound … Mr. Dausgaard drew the Beethoven Into a high-energy Dazzler, driven by sizzlingly Brisk string playing, with Biting Brass Figures Giving the music a stormy edge and making the Neglected Fourth Symphony SEEM Nearly as titanic as the Third and the Fifth.”

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Reviews

“…the orchestra brings to this music a tectural clarity and steely edge unattainable by most period-instrument groups. And in Mr. Dausgaard it has a conductor who molds its performances for maximum impact.”

The New York Times

“Under Dausgaard, this modern-instrument ensemble has incorporated 18th-century practice to build a gorgeous, highly disciplined Beethoven sound ”

The Washington Post