General information

The Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
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Contact information
Trondheim Symfoniorkester

Postboks 774 Sentrum, 7408 Trondheim
Besøksadresse: Olavshallen
Tlf.: (+47) 73 53 98 00
Mail: post@tso.no

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Introduction

Trondheim Symfoniorkester is Norway's flagship orchestra and with its versatility, vitality and musical quality of the highest standard it has been described as a powerhouse of Norwegian culture, establishing itself as a source of inspiration for the nation as a whole.  The orchestra has enjoyed a long musical tradition. Up to the 19th century, Trondheim was the centre for sacred music, with many significant musicians settling in the area. Keeping pace with the expanding European music culture, several music societies were formed. Trondheim Symfoniorkester  was founded in 1909. In more recent times the orchestra, has established a solid position as an inspiring impulse. Successful tours in Germany, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, China and Poland have given the orchestra a good international reputation.
Trondheim Symfoniorkester presents weekly classical orchestral music concerts with well known soloists and conductors, but also does opera, ballet and jazz concerts, school concerts, and concerts for families and children.

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.