Genre: For the younger

When the Elephant Got its Trunk

Three double basses and a harp in a musical tale about adventures in Africa.

A musical tale with three double basses and a harp. Together with narrator Ida Lod, we hear the exciting, magical tale of how the elephant got its trunk.

The story is loosely based on Rudyard Kipling’s How the Elephant Got His Trunk, and the double basses and harp are particularly well-suited here. The music is composed by Mats Nilsson, double bassist with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.The elephant travels all over Africa and meets remarkable figures.

  • The music

  • Mats Nilsson When the Elephant Got its Trunk – A Fairy Tale
  • Participants

  • Åsa Normell double bass
  • Maria Frankel double bass
  • Valur Pálsson double bass
  • Laura Stephenson harp
  • Ida Lod narrator

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About the video

  • Published online 12 April 2024. 
  • Filmed 23 March 2024.
  • The video is approximately 1 hour.

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Genre: For the younger

When the Elephant Got its Trunk

Three double basses and a harp in a musical tale about adventures in Africa.

Play premiere

Watch completely free and without login.

Friday 12 April 2024 11.00


About the video

  • Published online 12 April 2024. 
  • Filmed 23 March 2024.
  • The video is approximately 1 hour.

A musical tale with three double basses and a harp. Together with narrator Ida Lod, we hear the exciting, magical tale of how the elephant got its trunk.

The story is loosely based on Rudyard Kipling’s How the Elephant Got His Trunk, and the double basses and harp are particularly well-suited here. The music is composed by Mats Nilsson, double bassist with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.The elephant travels all over Africa and meets remarkable figures.

  • The music

  • Mats Nilsson When the Elephant Got its Trunk – A Fairy Tale
  • Participants

  • Åsa Normell double bass
  • Maria Frankel double bass
  • Valur Pálsson double bass
  • Laura Stephenson harp
  • Ida Lod narrator

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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