Filialen is the biggest community symphony orchestra in Sweden. Its 200 members include music students and teachers, retired professionals, and amateurs who are doctors, journalists, postal workers, academics, businessmen, bus drivers, waitresses and shop assistants by day, and passionate musicians in the evening and on weekends. This unique composition means that the orchestra can perform works that are unusually demanding, both when it comes to proficiency and size.
Filialen gives about six concerts per year, although both our 2018 and 2019 programmes feature 10 performances! Some are our own productions, but we are also engaged elsewhere. Our repertoire is thus varied, with an emphasis on late Romantic and contemporary works.
As the nights grow longer and the quiet of the autumn descends, join us for a concert that encourages us to reflect on the mortality of mankind and the immortality of music. Under the baton of Hans Vainikainen, Orkestern Filialen joins forces with the wonderful choirs of Katarina Kyrkan too perform music by two composers who died far too young: Lili Boulanger (Psaume du fond de l’abime ) and Wolfganga Amadeus Mozart (Great Mass in C Minor).
Katarina Kyrka, Högbergsgatan (Södermalm, T-Slussen), 13 October, 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.
Also coming up:
The Revelation of St. John (Rosenberg)
Sunday 17 November, 5pm
Engelbrektskyrkan (T-Tekniska högskolan)
Music with a French accent, to lighten your step in the Swedish winter!
26 January 2020, 4pm, Eric Ericsonhallen (Skeppsbron, just past Nationalmuseet).
Music by Debussy, Wissmer and Poulenc, under the baton of Staffan Mårtensson and with rising star David Huang as piano soloist. The concert is supported by L’Action Musicale Pierre Wissmer.