Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
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The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO; Swedish: Göteborgs Symfoniker) is a symphony orchestra based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Founded in 1905, it was granted the title of the National Orchestra of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges Nationalorkester) in 1997. The GSO is resident at the Gothenburg Concert Hall at Götaplatsen.
Although the GSO has a broad repertoire, it has a special affinity for the works of the Nordic Late Romantic composers, such as Jean Sibelius and Edvard Grieg, which has comprised the bulk of its recorded output, as well as Neeme Järvi's specialty, Prokofiev. During Järvi's 22 years as principal conductor, the orchestra's longest, its reputation on the world stage was greatly increased, including sponsorships from Volvo and a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. Järvi currently holds the title of Principal Conductor Emeritus (Chefdirigent Emeritus) with the GSO.
The orchestra's most recent principal conductor was Gustavo Dudamel, from 2007 to 2012. Dudamel now has the title of hedersdirigent (honorary conductor) of the GSO. The orchestra's current principal guest conductor is Christian Zacharias. In August 2012, the GSO announced the appointment of Kent Nagano as its principal guest conductor and artistic advisor, as of the 2013-2014 season, with an initial contract of 3 years.
- 1905-1907 Heinrich Hammer
- 1907-1922 Wilhelm Stenhammar
- 1922-1925 Ture Rangström
- 1925-1939 Tor Mann
- 1941-1953 Issay Dobrowen
- 1953-1960 Dean Dixon
- 1960-1967 Sten Frykberg
- 1967-1973 Sergiu Comissiona
- 1974-1976 Sixten Ehrling
- 1976-1979 Charles Dutoit
- 1982-2004 Neeme Järvi
- 2004-2007 Mario Venzago
- 2007-2012 Gustavo Dudamel
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