Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Schumann and Adams

Chief Conductor Ryan Bancroft leads the orchestra and Tracy Silverman is electric violin soloist.

Big Sur is a region of coastal California, where the Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific. The beautiful and dramatic views attract many visitors. Dharma is a Hindu concept touching upon the meaning of life. 

This was the starting point for American composer John Adams’ meditative and imaginative electric violin concerto, the Dharma at Big Sur. The soloist is charismatic American violinist Tracy Silverman. “Tracy has developed his own unique style of violin playing – a marvel of expressiveness,” says John Adams. 

The electric violin concerto is bookended by music by Robert Schumann, who also absorbed impressions from his surroundings. Inspired by the generous light and warmth of the Rhineland, in barely a month he composed his third symphony, also known as the Rhenish. In the fourth movement, we can even imagine how Cologne’s impressive dome is reflected in the waters of the Rhine River. The concert begins with Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale, a playful and elegant “mini symphony”. 

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by its American Chief Conductor Ryan Bancroft, who began his tenure in September 2023. He came to international attention in 2018 when he won both First Prize and Audience Prize at the prestigious Malko Competition for Young Conductors, and has since conducted conducted many acclaimed orchestras around the world.

  • The music

  • Robert Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale
  • John Adams The Dharma at Big Sur for electric violin and orchestra
  • Encore:
  • Jean-Luc Ponty Mirage
  • Interview with Ryan Bancroft and Tracy Silverman
  • Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish"
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ryan Bancroft conductor
  • Tracy Silverman electric violin
  • Stefan Forsberg host

About the video

  • Published online 22 October 2023.
  • Filmed 21 September 2023.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 45 minutes.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Schumann and Adams

Chief Conductor Ryan Bancroft leads the orchestra and Tracy Silverman is electric violin soloist.

About the video

  • Published online 22 October 2023.
  • Filmed 21 September 2023.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 45 minutes.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

Big Sur is a region of coastal California, where the Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific. The beautiful and dramatic views attract many visitors. Dharma is a Hindu concept touching upon the meaning of life. 

This was the starting point for American composer John Adams’ meditative and imaginative electric violin concerto, the Dharma at Big Sur. The soloist is charismatic American violinist Tracy Silverman. “Tracy has developed his own unique style of violin playing – a marvel of expressiveness,” says John Adams. 

The electric violin concerto is bookended by music by Robert Schumann, who also absorbed impressions from his surroundings. Inspired by the generous light and warmth of the Rhineland, in barely a month he composed his third symphony, also known as the Rhenish. In the fourth movement, we can even imagine how Cologne’s impressive dome is reflected in the waters of the Rhine River. The concert begins with Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale, a playful and elegant “mini symphony”. 

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by its American Chief Conductor Ryan Bancroft, who began his tenure in September 2023. He came to international attention in 2018 when he won both First Prize and Audience Prize at the prestigious Malko Competition for Young Conductors, and has since conducted conducted many acclaimed orchestras around the world.

  • The music

  • Robert Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale
  • John Adams The Dharma at Big Sur for electric violin and orchestra
  • Encore:
  • Jean-Luc Ponty Mirage
  • Interview with Ryan Bancroft and Tracy Silverman
  • Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish"
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ryan Bancroft conductor
  • Tracy Silverman electric violin
  • Stefan Forsberg host

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The Konserthuset Play app makes it easier to experience music on your phone or tablet – or on a big screen! Read more

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