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Gävle Symphony Orchestra

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The Gävle Symphony Orchestra is a Swedish symphony orchestra based in Gävle. Founded in 1912, the orchestra initially gave its concerts in the Gävle theatre and Mariners' Church. In 1998, a purpose-built concert hall was constructed overlooking the river Gavleån. The orchestra has 52 permanent members.

Among its discography are recordings of Tre Dalmålningar by Oskar Lindberg, Xaver Scharwenka's Symphony in C minor, symphonic poems by Franz Berwald; orchestral works by Gustaf Bengtsson, Oscar Byström's Symphony in D minor, Jacob Adolf Hägg's Nordic Symphony; orchestral music by Armas Järnefelt, Otto Olsson's Symphony in G minor, Kurt Atterberg's violin and piano concertos; a concert live from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with works by Grieg, Svendsen and Shostakovich with Carlos Spierer, Rosa Arnold, Enrica Ciccarelli; Sven-David Sandström's piano concerto.

Since 1 July 2012, Jaime Martín has served as the orchestra's artistic adviser, and on 1 July 2013, he became the orchestra's principal conductor.