Sakari Oramo, the current Chief Conductor & Artistic Advisor has extended his contract with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra till June 2020. The news was announced at the Stockholm Concert Hall. The Finnish conductor has successfully led the orchestra since 2008, including several high-profile tours and recordings. Orama stated that he was especially looking forward to the Anders Hillborg’s world premiere of the second violin concerto with soloist Lisa Batiashvili in Stockholm, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5, Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben and Varese’s Ameriques and expressed his delight in being able to renew his contract and that working with the musicians and backstage crew at Stockholm was both musically and personally a privilege.