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Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

A special place in the region's cultural life, an international reputation, a rich history and a bold future.

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Since 1912

The Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, SON for short, has the reputation of being one of the most exciting orchestras in Scandinavia. Through foreign tours and an extensive recordings, SON has developed a large following and much well deserved respect on the international stage. SON was founded in 1912 and is today comprised of 85 musicians. Through its long and rich history it maintains a special place in the region’s cultural life. The orchestra’s main repertoire consists of the great romantic era composers from Beethoven to Mahler but it is just as important to perform 20th century music and Swedish/Nordic music. The orchestra’s two principal venues are The Louis De Geer Concert Hall in Norrköping, and the Crusell Concert Hall in Linköping. German conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens is Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor since the season of 2020-2021.

The Book of Life

We proudly present the world premiere of The Book of Life, Sven-David Sandström's last opera based on Niklas Rådström's book “The Book”. Premiere on October 14 and a second performance on October 15 in Norrköping. World famous soloists, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir and Norrköping's Vocal Ensemble. In the leading roles we see Jeremy Carpenter as “The Man” and Miriam Treichl as “The Woman”. Tobias Ringborg will be conducting and stage director is Peter Oskarson. Read more

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CONCERT LISTINGS

Visit our listings at Bachtrack to see upcoming concerts. Read about next season’s concerts in English (coming soon). You can also check the concert calendar (in Swedish). 

SON on Bachtrack

The Allan Pettersson Project

The quest of preserving and promoting Allan Petterssons symphonies. By the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christian Lindberg and record company BIS.

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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Buildings and venues

The orchestra’s two principal venues are The Louis De Geer Concert Hall in Norrköping, and the Crusell Concert Hall in Linköping.


Louis De Geer Konsert & Kongress, Norrköping

Dalsgatan 15
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Konsert & Kongress, Linköping

Konsistoriegatan 7
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Production

SON’s history is dominated by both tradition and new thinking. The orchestra’s main repertoire consists of the great romantic era composers from Beethoven to Mahler but it is just as important to perform 20th century music and Swedish/Nordic music.

 

Organization

Scenkonst Öst was formed on January 1, 2016. The company consists of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (SON) and Östgötateatern with ung scen/öst, both iconic institutions with long history.

The overall assignment for Scenkonst Öst is to deliver performing arts of high artistic quality and breadth for all ages and to ensure the long-term high quality of the performing arts and other culture in the region. The owners' objectives are also that Scenkonst Öst will work to ensure that culture reaches more people and thereby contribute to strengthening the county's attractiveness.

Scenkonst Öst AB is owned by Region Östergötland together with Norrköping and Linköping municipalities. CEO is Pia Kronqvist, theater director is Nils Poletti and artistic director of SON is Henrik Marmén.

Scenkonst Öst, with its wide range of programs, attracts visitors both inside and outside the region. High-profile tours, exciting public activities, award-winning recordings, unique studio and workshop production contributes to the national and international marketing of the county.