Soup concert with a world premiere.
Friday 19 January 2018 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Price:With lunch 230 SEK, without lunch 100 SEK. Entrance from 11:40 am.
Lili Boulanger (1893–1918) was a musical genius who sadly passed away far too young. She and her sister Nadia (1887-1979) were two colourful, vibrant women of French music, and made an enormous impact on the modern music scene. Both were featured at the 2015 Composer Festival here at Konserthuset. Now, once again, we will have the opportunity to hear some of Lili Boulanger’s exquisite chamber music, including the playful and sharply contoured D’un matin de printemps, and the melancholy of Nocturne.
Stefan Lindgren has been the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s pianist since 2007. He is also a composer and has written numerous chamber music pieces, including a symphony and several piano concertos. Here, we will experience something exclusive: the premiere performance of his Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano.
The American actress Jean Harlow was one of the great stars of the 1930s; she played opposite actors like James Cagney and Clark Gable. Frenchman Charles Koechlin was fascinated by her, and when she died in 1937, he honoured her with a beautifully swaying epitaph.
Performers in this concert include Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra flute player Anna Riikonen; saxophone player and professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm Christer Johnsson; as well as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s pianist Stefan Lindgren.
Menu: Roasted butternut squash soup with white beans and orange, served topped with seeds and feta.
The musicApproximate times
Lili Boulanger Nocturne for flute and piano3 min
Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps, version for flute and piano5 min
Stefan Lindgren Sonata for alto saxophone and piano15 min
Maurice Ravel Modéré and Mouvement de Menuet from Sonatine en trio arr Carlos Salzedo/Christer Johnsson10 min
- Anna Riikonen flute
- Christer Johnsson alto saxophone
- Stefan Lindgren piano