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.
Our next concert is on Sunday 26 January at 4 p.m. in Eric Ericsonhallen, on Skeppsbron (just over the wooden footbridge from the National Museum, and close by the Museum of Modern Art). ‘La Musique!’ features music with a French accent, to lighten your step in the Swedish winter! We’ll be performing beautiful and energising works 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. Tickets can be purchased here.