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Swedish Chamber Orchestra overcame skepticism

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson will join the SCO in concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Wednesday. (photo: Kacper Pempel)
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson will join the SCO in concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Wednesday. (photo: Kacper Pempel)
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When the Swedish Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1995 as the country’s only full-time chamber ensemble, no one really expected the group to become an international sensation. “It met with a lot of skepticism in Sweden especially when they took the name,” said Gregor Zubicky, the SCO’s artistic manager. “There was some question about the content of what it would play. Certainly, I never thought I’d be here so long — only a couple of ...

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