Gothenburg Wind Orchestra is on of Sweden´s best wind ensembles
Göteborg Wind Orchestra / Alexander Hanson
Göteborg Wind Orchestra (GWO) was originally founded by the Gothenburg Tramline Music band in 1905. Today, the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra represents one of Sweden´s few remaining professional wind ensembles and carries an international reputation. GWO´s home venue is Gothenburg´s oldest secular building "The Crown house" (1654), where concerts are performed all year round. In addition, the orchestra tours the Gothenburg region, occasionally also abroad. GWO´s repertoire is a mix of classical and jazz concerts, colourful collaborations with stars from entertainment and an array of productions for children, youngsters as well as for families. Several of Swededen’s foremost soloists and artists from different genres also make regular guest appearances in musical productions and there are long standing collaborations with some of Sweden´s most popular choirs and music educations and works extensively with children and youth.
Alexander Hanson is one of the most requested conductors in Sweden and since 2005 he is the artistic leader and chief conductor of GWO. In 2004, he concluded his conducting education with the highest degree at the world renowned Sibelius Academy in Helsinki where he studied under professor Leif Segerstam. Since then, Alexander is frequently engaged by professional orchestras such as The Royal Philharmonic orchestra in Stockholm, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, The Göteborg Opera, The Band of the Swedish Navy, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
And there was music includes a beautiful folk music suite with tunes from the Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson’s famous record Jazz på svenska, Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust, La Paloma, Riverdance etc.