Biography BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo

Sakari Oramo
is the Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Principal Conductor of West Coast Kokkola Opera and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. After serving for a decade as Chief Conductor of the Finnish radio Symphony Orchestra, he is now their Honorary Conductor.

In the 2017-18 season Oramo is highlighting the 100th Anniversary of independence of Finland by giving a complete cycle of Jean Sibelius symphonies with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London, alongside with music by other compatriots like Aarre Merikanto and Esa-Pekka Salonen. With the same orchestra, he is also undertaking an extensive tour of Japan in March 2018.

With the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, he is giving an all-Stravinsky festival in October 2017, as well as a Composer Festival in November, focusing on HK Gruber´s music. Later in the season, Oramo is championing Swedish composer Ludvig Norman (1831-1885) by giving a rare performance of his Third Symphony.

With West Coast Kokkola Opera and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, he is performing Giacomo Meyerbeer´s rare ”L´Etoile du Nord” in Helsinki on 11 November 2017, a production that received rave reviews already at its first outing in Kokkola in July.

Oramo has conducted the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, NDR Symphony Orchestra (All of which he will conduct again during 2018), Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin as well as the Boston, Chicago and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.

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