Composer Weekend Tarrodi – inauguration
Two world premieres: Wildwoods for Orchestra and the piano concerto Stellar Clouds.
Thursday 12 April 2018 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
Composer Weekend 2018 is dedicated to Andrea Tarrodi, whose music will “take your breath away”, as Dagens Nyheter wrote. Qualities often mentioned include her music’s colourful richness and peculiar play of light. She has garnered significant attention in recent years, and her work has been performed several times before at Konserthuset.
The festival opening includes no less than two premiere performances: Wildwoods for Orchestra, and the piano concerto Stellar Clouds. The soloist will be Swedish pianist Peter Friis Johansson, who has excelled in multiple international competitions.
Camelopardalis is the Latin name for the giraffe constellation. In the middle of Andrea Tarrodi’s piece, which was composed for South Africa’s Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the giraffe’s theme is presented by the bassoon. In addition, Liguria will take us out into the world, on a journey through five little fishing villages clinging to the cliffs of Italy’s northwestern coast.
With his symphonic suite named after spring, Claude Debussy wanted to express the slow and arduous process that everything born must go through, blossoming and joie de vivre.
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by one of today’s most acclaimed young conductors: Joana Carneiro. Praised for her vibrant interpretations, she is chief conductor of the Orquesta Sinfonica Portuguesa, music director of the Berkeley Symphony and guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra. Carneiro has led the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra on a few previous occasions since her debut in 2014.
The musicApproximate times
Andrea Tarrodi Camelopardalis8 min
Andrea Tarrodi Liguria10 min
Andrea Tarrodi Stellar Clouds, Piano Concerto No.1 (World Premiere)21 min
Claude Debussy Printemps "Symphonic Suite" arr Henri Büsser16 min
Andrea Tarrodi Wildwood (World Premiere)21 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Joana Carneiro Conductor
- Peter Friis Johansson piano