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Sagas – Orchestral Fantasy Music

Music from The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and many more.

”Thank you for a fantastic concert!”

”One of the best performances I have ever heard – I am humbled!”

”What fantastic music, beautiful strings and wonderful vocals. I’m shivering with delight!”

”You just have to add some extra shows! Can we petition this!?!?!?”

These were just a handful of all the ecstatic response we got after the premiere of our fantasy themed concert SAGAS in 2015. Of course, things were looking good beforehand. The hype was enormous, and tickets sold out in record time. Still, with ten full minutes of standing ovations, six or seven (we lost count) curtain calls, and a roar that shook the very walls of the Stockholm Concert Hall, the high expectations were met. And then some.

In the four years that have passed, SAGAS has been performed by great orchestras around Scandinavia. Also, since 2015 vocalist Sabina Zweiacker has risen to fandom fame with celebrated performances with ensembles like the Swedish Radio Symphony, the Gothenburg Symphony and the Oslo Philharmonic. SAGAS is a concert by Orvar Säfström and Underscore Productions, who have also created WE COME IN PEACE (2013) and THE HORROR (2017) with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

By public demand SAGAS now returns, in an updated format. In addition to music from Hayao Miyazaki’s anime adventure Princess Mononoke, the smash hit game series The Witcher and 80’s fairy tale classic The Princess Bride, this time we perform even more music from Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Conan the Barbarian than we did last time. We’ve also included music from all three films in Peter Jackson’s original Lord of the Rings trilogy.

”The music we associate with greatest stories of our time is deeply rooted in our sense of identity. The soundtrack of our favorite films is in many ways also the soundtrack of our lives.” (Orvar Säfström, producer and host).

Music from The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and many more.

Saturday 15 June 2019 19.00

Ends approximately 21.10

Price:

390 SEK. Choir balcony seats 140 SEK.

”Thank you for a fantastic concert!”

”One of the best performances I have ever heard – I am humbled!”

”What fantastic music, beautiful strings and wonderful vocals. I’m shivering with delight!”

”You just have to add some extra shows! Can we petition this!?!?!?”

These were just a handful of all the ecstatic response we got after the premiere of our fantasy themed concert SAGAS in 2015. Of course, things were looking good beforehand. The hype was enormous, and tickets sold out in record time. Still, with ten full minutes of standing ovations, six or seven (we lost count) curtain calls, and a roar that shook the very walls of the Stockholm Concert Hall, the high expectations were met. And then some.

In the four years that have passed, SAGAS has been performed by great orchestras around Scandinavia. Also, since 2015 vocalist Sabina Zweiacker has risen to fandom fame with celebrated performances with ensembles like the Swedish Radio Symphony, the Gothenburg Symphony and the Oslo Philharmonic. SAGAS is a concert by Orvar Säfström and Underscore Productions, who have also created WE COME IN PEACE (2013) and THE HORROR (2017) with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

By public demand SAGAS now returns, in an updated format. In addition to music from Hayao Miyazaki’s anime adventure Princess Mononoke, the smash hit game series The Witcher and 80’s fairy tale classic The Princess Bride, this time we perform even more music from Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Conan the Barbarian than we did last time. We’ve also included music from all three films in Peter Jackson’s original Lord of the Rings trilogy.

”The music we associate with greatest stories of our time is deeply rooted in our sense of identity. The soundtrack of our favorite films is in many ways also the soundtrack of our lives.” (Orvar Säfström, producer and host).

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Carl Orff O Fortuna from Carmina Burana
    3 min
  • Joe Hisaishi The Legend of Ashitaka from Princess Mononoke arr Ingvar Karkoff
    5 min
  • Harry Gregson-Williams The Wardrobe/To Aslan’s Camp from The Chronicles of Narnia arr Nils-Petter Ankarblom
    4 min
  • Kow Otani Suite from Shadow of Colossus arr Christoffer Nobin
    6 min
  • Mark Knopfler Once Upon a Time... Storybook Love from The Princess Bride
    4 min
  • Howard Shore Breaking of the Fellowship from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    4 min
  • Emilíana Torrini/Fran Walsh/Howard Shore Gollum’s Song from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    6 min
  • Annie Lennox/Fran Walsh/Howard Shore Into the West from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King arr Olov Helge
    5 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Marcin Przybylowicz Lullaby of Woe from The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine arr Piotr Musial/Tobias Broström
    5 min
  • John Williams Hedwig’s Theme/Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter
    11 min
  • James Horner Main Theme from Willow arr Nils-Petter Ankarblom
    3 min
  • Basil Poledouris Anvil of Crom/Riders of Doom/Funeral Pyre from Conan the Barbarian arr Andreas Hedlund/Greig McRitchie/Fredrik Gustafsson
    11 min
  • Ramin Djawadi Winter is Here/The Rains of Castamere/The Children from Game of Thrones
    9 min
  • Encore:
  • Jeremy Soule The Dragonborn Comes from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim arr Andreas Hedlund
    4 min
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Alexander Hanson conductor
  • Sabina Zweiacker soprano
  • Katarinakörerna
  • Orvar Säfström host

Saturday 15 June 2019 19.00

Ends approximately 21.10

Price:

390 SEK. Choir balcony seats 140 SEK.