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Founded in 1972, Lapland Chamber Orchestra is the most northerly professional orchestra in the European Union. It is a regional orchestra based in the town of Rovaniemi and gives performances both in the Province of Lapland and all over the Arctic region and Finland.

The orchestra has received a new concert hall and working rooms in the Culture House Korundi where the Rovaniemi Art Museum is also situated. They are often invited to such festivals as the Tampere Biennale, Viitasaari Time of Music, the Kaustinen Chamber Music Week, the North Norway Festival and the Korsholm Music Festival and have appeared in the Classics Series of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

Lapland Chamber Orchestra frequently gives the Finnish premieres of works by composers of all nationalities and eras and the world premieres of music by many leading contemporary composers (such as Aulis Sallinen, Kalevi Aho, Pehr Henrik Nordgren and Jószef Sári).

Lapland Chamber Orchestra has been awarded distinctions by Finland’s TV1 (1998) and the Arts Council of Lapland (2000), and artistic director John Storgårds was the recipient of the culture prize of Rovaniemi and its rural district in 2000. TV1 also awarded its Vuoden Valopilkku prize for 2003 to the Luosto Symphony by Kalevi Aho premiered on Luosto Fell by Lapland Chamber Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE chose Kalevi Aho’s Rituals recording as Record of the Year 2009.

Live Dates

05/09/2013   Lapland Chamber Orchestra present new CD on Dacapo
Lapland Chamber Orchestra and John Storgårds present a new CD with music by the Faorese composer Sunleif Rasmussen
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12/03/2014   International Record Review

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Motion/Emotion - Chamber Music
"Magnificently unpredictable work, full of colour, energy and atmosphere."
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27/02/2014   Audiophile Audition

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Motion/Emotion - Chamber Music
3/5 Stars

"intriguing to listen."
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25/02/2014   Classica

Sunleif Rasmussen: Motion/Emotion - Kammermusik
3/4 Stars

"Les membres de l'Orchestre de chambre de Laponie, excellement motivés par John Storgårds (...) méneront sans heurt Tauditeur à dépasser frontières et habitudes."
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17/01/2014   Gramophone

Sunleif Rasmussen: Motion/Emotion
"Superb performances throughout from Lapland Chamber Orchestra players, with Dacapo’s standard excellent sound."
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18/10/2013   Jyllands-Posten

SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN: Motion/Emotion - Chamber Music
4/6 Stars

"Sunleif Rasmussen er allerede så betagende en turbine af naturskildringer, at det virker ekstra stærkt, når folkemelodierne dukker op i hans fintmaskede tonenet."
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21/06/2013   MusicWeb International

Vagn Holmboe
"Danish label Dacapo's ongoing Holmboe-fest, a truly fantastic series that stretches back many years and which has yielded more than a dozen albums. This review considers the latest half a dozen."
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30/01/2013   Fanfare

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
"John Storgårds and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra deserve special thanks for bringing these three remarkable chamber symphonies to the catalog in performances of such insight and technical perfection."
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01/12/2012   Finnish Music Quarterly

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
"The Lapland Chamber Orchestra led by John Storgards once again shows that it is an unbeatably sensitive interpreter of new music."
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01/11/2012   Pizzicato

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
4/4 Stars

"Stimmungsvoll und mitunter ganz poetisch."
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02/10/2012   NPR (National Public Radio, USA)

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
"Without a wasted note, this is rigorously compact, sinewy music that grows on you with each listening."
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02/10/2012   The Whole Note

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
"A very enjoyable world premiere recording!"
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01/10/2012   Gramophone

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
”Excellent performances, superb sound: you will not hear a finer disc this year.”
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01/10/2012   Classica

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
3/4 Stars

"musiques jouées présentement avec perspicacité et ardeur, précision et admiration."
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01/09/2012   Klassisk

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
4/6 Stars

"Holmboes Kammersymfonier er små mesterværker, der rummer hele følelsesspektret: fra rasende kaos over øm tristesse til sublim skønhed."
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29/08/2012   The Dallas Morning News

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
"The stalwart performances show this unfamiliar music in an excellent light."
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26/08/2012   San Francisco Chronicle

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
"Enough to make a convert out of any listener."
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01/08/2012   Classical Music Sentinel

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
"This recording further enhances Dacapo's stance as one of Denmark's preeminent classical music labels."
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20/07/2012   WQXR.org (New York)

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
Q2 Music 'Album of the Week', July 23, 2012. "The music of Danish composer Vagn Holmboe hums with the sounds and metamorphoses of the natural world."
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01/07/2012   ClassicsToday.com

Vagn Holmboe: Chamber Symphonies
"John Storgards and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra play with an attention to detail, precision of ensemble, and clarity of texture that can only be called perfect."
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Photo: Marco Borggreve

Discography

Motion/Emotion - Chamber Music
Motion/Emotion - Chamber Music
Sunleif Rasmussen

SACD 6.220643 (2013)

Chamber Symphonies
Chamber Symphonies
Vagn Holmboe

SACD 6.220621 (2012)

A master composer in concentrated format. Holmboe’s razor-sharp chamber symphonies encapsulate the essence of his art.


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