Arctic Philharmonic

About us

Based well north of the Arctic Circle, the Arctic Philharmonic is the world’s northernmost professional orchestra. Since its founding in 2009, the orchestra has become Northern Norway’s largest and most active cultural institution. Each year the orchestra plays about 200 concerts, and switches between various ensemble formats on a regular basis. This means that in the course of a season you can experience the orchestra’s musicians in everything from opera to smaller chamber groups, via sinfonietta and chamber orchestra to a full symphony orchestra. We play regularly in our two home cities (Bodø and Tromsø), but the company has significant touring activities with concerts and opera performances throughout Northern Norway. The Principal Conductor of the Arctic Philharmonic is Christian Kluxen and the Artistic Director of the chamber orchestra is Henning Kraggerud.