The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO) was founded in 1902 and has made its home in the Stockholm Concert Hall since 1926. The orchestra endeavours to reinvigorate and expand the traditional symphonic repertoire, organising an annual, internationally renowned composer festival and regularly premièring new works. It has also been noted for its pioneering efforts towards a more gender-balanced repertoire. The RSPO participates annually at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.
Sakari Oramo has been chief conductor and artistic director of the RSPO since 2008. His predecessor Alan Gilbert led the orchestra from 2000 until 2008 and is its conductor laureate. Furthermore, Franz Welser-Möst has been awarded the title Eric Ericson Honorary Chair by the orchestra, a position that involves making annual guest appearances with the orchestra. Through successful tours and award-winning recordings the orchestra has confirmed its international standing, to the point of being called ‘one of the finest orchestras in the world’ (Die Welt). KonserthusetPlay.se is the orchestra’s online concert hall, offering a large selection of filmed performances available for free streaming worldwide.