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Over the past ten years, the orchestra has actively been striving for a more equal repertoire and greater gender awareness, leading to new musical discoveries, works and transcriptions of older music by composers such as Helena Munktell, Elfrida Andrée, Valborg Aulin and Lili Boulanger. The orchestra regularly commissions new works by interesting composers and will premiere works by, among others, Emmy Lindström and Per Arne Glorvigen during the 2022/2023 season.
In addition to classical music, cross over collaborations is an important part of the orchestra’s identity. Folk music, world music, jazz and tango are recurring elements of the repertoire and often take place in collaboration with praised soloists and conductors from both Sweden and abroad.
The orchestra mainly operates in the Stockholm region, but has established itself as one of Scandinavia’s leading wind ensembles with a growing international reputation. The orchestra has also established itself as one of the leading, professional institutions on a national level when it comes to promoting wind music and it’s legacy and history. This work also includes outreach project to children and young adults.
Cathrine Winnes is the Orchestra’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor since 2016.