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 featured 10 performances! Those were the (pre-pandemic) days….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.
Our next concert is on Sweden Day, June 6th, in Oscarskyrkan near the bridge to Djurgården. It will be a fun and festive celebration of famous opera works for chorus and orchestra, with top-notch soloists. Join us then!