The Swedish Wind Ensemble has gained critical and popular acclaim for numerous recordings and tours. The ensemble is Sweden’s largest professional symphonic wind orchestra, consisting of some of the foremost wind players in the country, and was founded in 1906. Hailed for its innovative programming, the orchestra prides itself on being equally at ease with avant-garde contemporary repertoire and popular jazz tunes. During the 2010-2011 season the orchestra presented an entire season focussing on works by women composers, and 50% of the performed music was composed by women composers. Several of these concerts were transmitted by Swedish Radio. Since then the Swedish Wind Ensemble has Sweden’s highest percentage of female composers in its concert programs. The orchestra resides at Musikaliska – Stockholm’s most ancient concert hall, renowned for its remarkable acoustics and classical beauty – located on the waterfront in the center of the capital.