Briefly, in English

Stockholms Akademiska Orkester is an amateur orchestra in Stockholm, founded in 1922 by a group of students at Stockholms högskola (now known as Stockholm University), hence it is one of Stockholm’s oldest orchestras. SAO has been led since 1996 by Helena Söderman Bohlin, adjunct in conducting and ensemble leadership at the University College of Music Education in Stockholm (SMI).

SAO’s members are a mix of non-professional musicians — some university students, some professionals in other occupations — and the orchestra is open for all who would like to play in a symphony orchestra. We rehearse every Monday at Stefanskyrkan, Frejgatan 20B.

If you play an orchestra instrument and would like to try out, please feel free to contact Helena Söderman Bohlin : . Right now, the orchestra is particularly seeking members to play violin I & II, viola, double bass, bassoon, trumpet, trombone and French horn.

2 thoughts on “Briefly, in English

  1. Are the rehearsals conducted in Swedish? I play the viola but don’t speak Swedish and am curious to know if I could join.

    1. Rehearsals are mainly in Swedish, but we always make sure that everyone understands. We have many different nationalities in the orchestra and it works out just fine. There’s always someone there to explain, at least in English.