Monday at last – Day 2
The Monday At Last concert series celebrates 10 years with a jam-packed chamber music festival: Monday All Week!
Wednesday 4 April 2018 18.00Ends approximately 20.00
Monday All Week is exactly what it sounds like: Monday At Last concerts every day, with tons of guests.
Olivia Bergdahl became something of a Swedish performance poetry prodigy early on, when she won the Swedish Poetry Slam Championship at age 17 in 2007 and debuted with the poetry collection Demo that same year. Since then, she has written the critically acclaimed novel Efter Ekot (After the Echo), released the album Eldorado, and founded the poetry and string quartet group Olivia’s Poetry Orchestra, which we will see here.
Katarina Frostenson is a member of the Swedish Academy, chair number 18; she is the recipient of a wide variety of awards and is of major literary significance both within and beyond Sweden. She has had musical proximity for a long time, and her collaboration with composer Sven-David Sandström culminated in 1998 in the opera Staden, The City, staged at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm.
Ordet – en passion (The Word – a Passion) from 2006 was also a collaboration with Sven-David Sandström and premiered at Berwaldhallen.
“My task was to write something based on the story of the Passion, about Christian suffering and death. It was an enormous challenge, one of the hardest things I’ve done in drama. Because how do you tackle the myth that is most imprinted on our civilization?” Katarina Frostenson has said of the assignment.
Katarina Frostenson received the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2016 for her poetry collection Sånger och formler (Songs and Formulae).
The musicApproximate times
- Olivia Bergdahls Poesiorkester
- Bengt Forsberg piano
- Katarina Frostenson Reciter