|Alternative Spellings||Kungliga Filharmonikerna|
Václav Talich - Conductor from 1926 to 1936
Fritz Busch - Conductor from 1937 to 1940
Carl von Garaguly - Conductor from 1942 to 1953
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt - Conductor from 1955 to 1964
Antal Doráti - Conductor from 1966 to 1974
Gennady Rozhdestvensky (Gennady Nikolayevich Anosov) - Conductor from 1974 to 1977
Yuri Ahronovitch - Conductor from 1982 to 1987
Paavo Berglund - Conductor from 1987 to 1990
Gennady Rozhdestvensky (Gennady Nikolayevich Anosov) - Conductor from 1991 to 1995
Andrew Davis - Conductor from 1995 to 1998
Paavo Järvi - Conductor from 1995 to 1998
Alan Gilbert - Conductor from 2000 to 2008
Sakari Oramo - Conductor from 2008
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Swedish: Kungliga Filharmonikerna or Kungliga Filharmoniska Orkestern, literal translations, "Royal Philharmonic" or "Royal Philharmonic Orchestra") is a Swedish orchestra based in Stockholm.
The orchestra was founded in 1902 as the Stockholm Concert Society (Stockholms Konsertföreningens orkester). The orchestra became a permanent ensemble in 1914. Since 1926, it has been based in the Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthuset). Starting in 1937, Radiotjänst (now Swedish Radio) utilized the orchestra as its main broadcast orchestra, in lieu of having its own in-house orchestra. In 1957, it was renamed the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Stockholms Filharmoniska Orkester). In 1992 it acquired its present name, with patronage from the Swedish royal family.
Georg Schnéevoigt was the first principal conductor of the orchestra, from 1915 to 1924. The orchestra's current principal conductor is Sakari Oramo, since 2008, with an initial contract of 3 years. In 2011, Oramo's contract with the orchestra was extended through 2015. In April 2016, the orchestra announced a further extension of Oramo's contract through 2020.
The orchestra participates annually in the Nobel Prize ceremonies and the Polar Prize for music celebrations. The organization also organizes two annual festivals at its home, the Stockholm Concert Hall, namely the Stockholm International Composer Festival (2007: Tan Dun) and Composer Weekend in May, focusing on a contemporary Swedish composer. Wikipedia