Malmö Symphony Orchestra

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Coordinates: 55°36′27″N 12°59′37″E / 55.60750°N 12.99361°E / 55.60750; 12.99361

Malmö Live Concert Hall

The Malmö Symphony Orchestra (Swedish: Malmö Symfoniorkester) is a Swedish orchestra, based in Malmö. Since 2015 it has its home in the newly built Malmö Live Concert Hall.[1]

The orchestra has a complement of 94 musicians. Since 2011, the orchestra's chief conductor is Marc Soustrot. His contract with the orchestra is through 2017.[2]

History[edit]

The orchestra was founded in 1925 with Walther Meyer-Radon as the first chief conductor, from 1925 to 1929. Herbert Blomstedt held the title of Huvuddirigent (principal conductor) during 1962-1963. Past principal guest conductors have included Brian Priestman (1988-1990), Gilbert Varga (1997-2000), and Mario Venzago (2000-2003).

At first the orchestra performed both symphony concerts and served as the orchestra of the Malmö Opera and Music Theatre, but from 1991 the orchestra has been exclusively devoted to symphony orchestra concerts.[citation needed]

Between 1985 and 2015, the orchestra gave its main concert series in the Malmö Concert Hall, after which they moved to Malmö Live.

Recordings[edit]

The orchestra has made recordings for BIS and Naxos.[3][4]

In 2011, the orchestra performed on the soundtrack of the video game Assassin's Creed: Revelations.[citation needed]

Chief conductors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Om Malmö Live. Malmö Live. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Soustrot fortsätter". Sydsvenskan-Nyheter Dygnet Runt. 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  3. ^ Andrew Clements (2009-04-03). "Schmidt: Symphony No 1, etc; Malmö SO/Sinaisky". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  4. ^ Andrew Clements (2009-10-16). "Schmidt: Symphony No 2; Fuga Solemnis: Malmö SO/Sinaisky". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 

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