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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Strauss Don Juan

The famous tone poem and Elgar’s Violin Concerto.

Canadian violinist James Ehnes has been called the “Jascha Heifetz of our time.” With his unerring musicality and lightning-fast technique, he is a continuously in-demand soloist on the world’s major concert stages, and his recordings have won multiple Grammy and Gramophone Awards. At this concert, we hear him in Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto, which was an immediate success after the world premiere in 1910. “It is good! Incredibly emotional! Too emotional, but I love it!” he said of his violin concerto. 

Richard Strauss was a great admirer of Richard Wagner. Influenced by Wagner, Strauss abandoned the abstract, classical symphonies and sonatas of his youth and began to compose great tone poems inspired by literature and nature instead. In 1889, he completed the symphonic poem Don Juan, based on the poem by Nikolaus Lenaus, which is in turn based on the Spanish legend of Don Juan.

In addition, we hear music by American composer Paola Prestini for the first time at Konserthuset. Prestini, born in 1975, works with everything from poets and filmmakers to researchers and has become known for her innovative ideas and for crossing the boundaries of genre and uniting discrete disciplines. We hear one of her early works here: Barcarola, from 1996.

Italian Speranza Scappucci conducts this concert. She is a frequent guest at the world’s major opera houses, for example in Vienna, Rome, ​​Zürich, Los Angeles and New York – and now it is time for her debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • The music

  • Edward Elgar Violin Concerto
  • Intermission
  • Paola Prestini Barcarola
  • Richard Strauss Don Juan
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Speranza Scappucci conductor
  • James Ehnes violin

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Thursday 23 February 2023 19.00

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Sunday 5 March 2023 19.00

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Strauss Don Juan

The famous tone poem and Elgar’s Violin Concerto.

Livestream

Watch the concert live, completely free and without login.

Thursday 23 February 2023 19.00


Ends approximately 21.00

Play premiere

Watch completely free and without login.

Sunday 5 March 2023 19.00

Canadian violinist James Ehnes has been called the “Jascha Heifetz of our time.” With his unerring musicality and lightning-fast technique, he is a continuously in-demand soloist on the world’s major concert stages, and his recordings have won multiple Grammy and Gramophone Awards. At this concert, we hear him in Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto, which was an immediate success after the world premiere in 1910. “It is good! Incredibly emotional! Too emotional, but I love it!” he said of his violin concerto. 

Richard Strauss was a great admirer of Richard Wagner. Influenced by Wagner, Strauss abandoned the abstract, classical symphonies and sonatas of his youth and began to compose great tone poems inspired by literature and nature instead. In 1889, he completed the symphonic poem Don Juan, based on the poem by Nikolaus Lenaus, which is in turn based on the Spanish legend of Don Juan.

In addition, we hear music by American composer Paola Prestini for the first time at Konserthuset. Prestini, born in 1975, works with everything from poets and filmmakers to researchers and has become known for her innovative ideas and for crossing the boundaries of genre and uniting discrete disciplines. We hear one of her early works here: Barcarola, from 1996.

Italian Speranza Scappucci conducts this concert. She is a frequent guest at the world’s major opera houses, for example in Vienna, Rome, ​​Zürich, Los Angeles and New York – and now it is time for her debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • The music

  • Edward Elgar Violin Concerto
  • Intermission
  • Paola Prestini Barcarola
  • Richard Strauss Don Juan
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Speranza Scappucci conductor
  • James Ehnes violin

Watch in our app

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

FAQ about Konserthuset Play

Our tips for how to best take advantage of our selection and how you watch our livestreams. To FAQ

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Make a swish payment to 123 493 99 89 or make your donation via our ticket system. Thank you!​

Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Enigma Variations

A cello rises to the sky in James MacMillan’s striking cello concerto. Marie Macleod is the solist and this is followed by Ryan Bancroft leading the orchestra in Elgar’s masterpiece Enigma Variations. Watch for free at Konserthuset Play.

Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Stemme & Canellakis

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra together with star soprano Nina Stemme and star conductor Karina Canellakis.

Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

In London Town

Edward Elgar’s vivid and colourful concert overture Cockaigne is a portrait of London in the early twentieth century. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra plays under the leadership of their Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor Sakari Oramo.

Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Tod und Verklärung

The story of the death of an artist. Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Richard Strauss’ majestic symphonic poem, Tod und Verklärung.