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a conversation led by Zubicky and always with a guest, like guest conductors, solo artists or solo musicians of the week. There will also be episodes where Zubicky and Fröst are discussing classical music, performances and more,” says Öjdemark. To make classical music more widely available, the orchestra also gives performances on Wednesdays. These start a little earlier, allowing people to elevate their normal after-work drink with a concert. And without the typical intermission, the Wednesday concert finishes in time to head home for dinner. Wirénsalen. Photo: Lena Larsson

the Year. Considered one of the breakout stars of his generation, he is known for his boundary breaking performances, both as a solo clarinettist and as a conductor. He performs regularly in roles with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra among others. He was recently voted the Greatest of All Time as one of the three greatest clarinettists of all times, the other two being Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. “Fröst certainly shapes our performances and elevates them to a level that we’re all so pleased to be able to share with our audience,” says Zubicky. “He’s great at bringing out the best in our highly professional musicians and

Martin Fröst, chief conductor. Photo: Nikolaj Lund

selecting pieces that really showcase everyone’s talents.”

Soundscapes – the Swedish Chamber Orchestra podcast One of the key aspects of the orchestra’s work is bringing those talents to everyone – including people who may not consider themselves classical music fans. “Market research has shown us that people sometimes think that they don’t like classical music, but when they attend a concert they find that they actually do like it,” says Öjdemark. “They get swept up in emotion while listening. That’s magic!” “We want our concerts to be as accessible as possible, to everyone, and that’s one reason why we started Soundscapes – the Swedish Chamber Orchestra podcast. It is

Emily Öjdemark, marketing manager. Photo: Lena Larsson

You’ll find the orchestra’s home at Örebro Concert Hall, which was originally built in 1932 and then rebuilt in 2015. The Concert Hall seats 724 people. You can buy tickets on the Concert Hall website, follow the orchestra’s everyday life through its social media channels, and listen to the music on the YouTube channel. You can find the Soundscapes podcast wherever you choose to listen to podcasts, or via the links below.

Web: www.orebrokonserthus.com/ svenska-kammarorkestern Facebook: Svenska Kammarorkestern Instagram: @swedishchamberorchestra YouTube: /Orebrokonserthus

Gregor Zubicky, artistic director. Photo: Nikolaj Lund

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