Soup Concert with trombones
Atmospheres and colours with trombones of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
Friday 16 November 2018 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Price:With lunch 240 SEK, without lunch 120 SEK. Entrance from 11.40 am.
Composer Britta Byström has described the trombone as an instrument that resembles the human voice, a feature she has seized upon in her trombone quartet Tinta – a piece that explores the entire colour spectrum of the four instruments. It was composed in conjunction with her period as the “spring composer” at Berwaldhallen in 2014. The title, Tinta, means colour and comes from Giuseppe Verdi; he used it to describe the difference between the atmospheres in his various operas.
Christian Lindberg composed his piece Fafner Fanfare for Four Frogs for trombone quartet in 1999, as one of his first student pieces while studying composition under Jan Sandström. It was initially a two-part invention which Lindberg then developed into a four-part movement.
If Byström seized upon tonal quality and Lindberg upon polyphony, then in his trombone quartet, Henri Tomasi asks: “To be or not to be?” The programme also includes a piece by Eugène Bozza, one of the twentieth century’s most prolific composers of chamber music for wind instruments. His trombone quartets are both technically demanding and highly popular.
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s trombone section will present the music at this soup concert.
Menu: Artichoke soup with fennel, served topped with bacon
The musicApproximate times
Christian Lindberg Fafner Fanfare for Four Frogs for trombone quartet2 min
Giovanni Gabrieli Sonata No. 21, version for four trombones arr Keith Brown4 min
Britta Byström Tinta for trombone quartet7 min
Henri Tomasi To be or not to be for trombone quartet5 min
Eugène Bozza Trois pièces for trombone quartet12 min
- Kungliga Filharmonikernas Trombonsektion