Stavanger Amatørsymfoniorkester (Saso) was established in 1980 and consists of around 40 amateur musicians from the Stavanger region in Norway. The repertoire is versatile, with emphasis on classical orchestra literature, and the programs feature everything from symphonies to popular music.
Saso performs approximately four concerts per year, often in collaboration with choirs or soloists. In addition, they play smaller concerts at institutions and nursing homes. Saso has also collaborated with orchestras outside our own region – in Kristiansand, Pecs (Hungary) and Linz (Austria).
Anders Moberg, cellist in Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, was the conductor of the orchestra in the period 1991-2017. He will be conducting Saso in the European Orchestra Festival in Bergen.