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Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (TSO) takes its place in the extensive musical heritage of the city of Trondheim. Indeed, before the 19th century Trondheim was the main focal point for sacred music in Scandinavia. This encouraged many significant musicians of their time to settle here. The growth and expansion of European music culture in the 18th and 19th centuries was also mirrored within the city. This period saw the foundation of several music societies.
TSO itself was founded in 1909. The development of the orchestra gained impetus with the jubilee of St. Olav in 1930. In more recent times TSO has established a solid position as an inspiring impulse not only for the local musical life but for the country as a whole. Recent successful tours in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and China with high artistic quality has enhanced the orchestra´s international reputation. From 2009 TSO continued its growth through a closer cooperation with the Trondheim Soloists which resulted in an increased complement of 90 musicians. The Chief conductor is currently Krzysztof Urbanski.