Nobel Prize Concert
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at this year’s Nobel Prize Concert.
Friday 8 December 2017 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel has taken the entire musical world by storm. He was chief conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra from 2007–12 and has been music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2009, succeeding Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Dudamel began his musical career as a student with El Sistema and has said that “music saved my life and it has saved the lives of thousands of children in the risk zone in Venezuela ... like food, health care and education, music must be every child’s right.”
Together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, at this concert he will perform two pillars of music history: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, and Richard Strauss’ monumental tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra, based on Nietzsche’s novel “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”. The introduction is among the best-known pieces of classical music and in this sense, it can only be compared with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. It was also used by director Stanley Kubrick in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The Nobel Prize Concert is an annual concert of the highest international class, arranged in partnership with Nobel Media. This concert is held first and foremost to honour the year’s Nobel Prize-winners, who participate with their presence, along with the royal family and the Nobel Foundation’s guests, but a limited number of tickets are also sold to the general public.
The musicApproximate times
Otto Lindblad The Swedish Royal Anthem "The King’s Song"2 min
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"27 min
Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra38 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Gustavo Dudamel Conductor