Sakari Oramo Biography (Wikipedia)
Sakari Markus Oramo OBE (born October 26, 1965) is a Finnish conductor.
Oramo was born in Helsinki, and started his career as a violinist and concertmaster of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 1989, he enrolled in Jorma Panula's conducting class at the Sibelius Academy. In 1993, just one year after completing the course, he stood in for a sick conductor with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. This success led to his appointment as Co-Principal Conductor. Oramo has also worked with Finland's Avanti! ensemble. From 2003 to 2012, Oramo was sole Principal Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Oramo became principal guest conductor of the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in 1995, and one of its principal conductors in 2009. In 2013, he became the orchestra's artistic director.
In September 1996, Oramo was named Principal Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), having conducted the CBSO in two concerts prior to that appointment. He then assumed the post as Music Director and Artistic Advisor in 1998. His work in Birmingham included the Floof! festival of contemporary music. He also championed the music of John Foulds in concerts and recordings with the CBSO. He was at the forefront of the Edward Elgar sesquicentenary celebrations in 2007, and was awarded the Elgar Medal in 2008 for his efforts in advancing Elgar's music. In 2008, Oramo stepped down as the CBSO's Music Director and became the orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor for the 2008–2009 season.
- La Marseillaisehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041rhht.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041rhht.jpg2016-07-17T13:23:00.000ZAs a mark of respect to the victims of the Nice tragedy, the First Night of the Proms opened with the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing La Marseillaise.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p041rhj4
- Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (1st movement)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02xy82n.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02xy82n.jpg2016-07-16T17:20:00.000ZWith Sol Gabetta (cello) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p041pbfh
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (1st movement)
- Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor (4th movement)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041mghj.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041mghj.jpg2016-07-16T00:40:00.000ZWith Sol Gabetta (cello) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p041mgjc
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor (4th movement)
- BBC Proms - Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041y91x.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041y91x.jpg2016-07-15T23:29:21.000ZSol Gabetta makes her Proms debut in Elgar’s Cello Concerto.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03zzgbd
BBC Proms - Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
- La Marseillaisehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041lp6k.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041lp6k.jpg2016-07-15T18:30:00.000ZAs a mark of respect to the victims of the Nice tragedy, the First Night of the Proms opens with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo, playing La Marseillaise.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p041lp8j
- BBC Proms - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041y9rw.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041y9rw.jpg2016-07-15T18:30:00.000ZWith the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03zzb38
BBC Proms - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'
- BBC Proms - Sergei Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky - cantatahttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041yb3j.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041yb3j.jpg2016-07-15T18:30:00.000ZFeatures 'Battle on the Ice' from the score for Eisenstein’s film 'Alexander Nevsky'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03zzhfh
BBC Proms - Sergei Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky - cantata
- Debussy: Prelude à l'apres-midi d'un faunehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03m87tt.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03m87tt.jpg2016-06-30T07:00:00.000ZSakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded on 05/02/2016 at Barbican Hall, London.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03npp8d
Debussy: Prelude à l'apres-midi d'un faune
- BBC Symphony Orchestra 2013-14 Seasonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01qhyjq.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01qhyjq.jpg2014-01-24T14:13:00.000ZTom Service guides us through the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 Season.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01qhyk2
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2013-14 Season
- Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-03T14:09:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01j12qc
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony - Preview Clip
- Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-03T14:06:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01j12h8
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Preview Clip
- Britten: Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-03T14:04:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Britten's Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01j12d8
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' - Preview Clip
- Julian Anderson: Harmony - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-03T13:59:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Julian Anderson's Harmony.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01j120l
Julian Anderson: Harmony - Preview Clip
- Lutosławski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-03T13:52:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Lutosławski's Variations on a Theme by Paganini.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01j11p0
Lutosławski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini - Preview Clip
Sakari Oramo Performances