Harp and double bass
Soup concert with a shimmering harp solo and two world premieres.
Friday 11 October 2019 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Price:With lunch 245 SEK, without lunch 120 SEK. Entrance from 11.40 am.
Laura Stephenson is the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s harpist and here, she will perform an original programme with Valur Pálsson, section leader of the orchestra’s double bass section.
Gabriel Fauré’s Impromptu for Solo Harp is a dream piece for all harpists, and also for listeners who love to hear the glittering harmonies and rolling arpeggios of the harp. Painterly sounds also tinge Hindemith’s Sonata, in which the final movement is a slowly advancing and beautifully melancholy song of sadness.
Trombone player and composer Ivo Nilsson debuted in 1989 as a soloist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. That same year, he debuted as a composer with a world premiere with Radio France after studying composition at IRCAM in Paris. In his Contrarpa for Harp and Double Bass, which is a relative of his critically acclaimed trio Controra, the instruments move like reflections of one another in the deep resonance of the strings.
We will also be presented with a new piece for harp and double bass by the Tajik-Swedish-Canadian composer Farangis Nurulla-Khoja. She studied at the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg and now lives in Longueuil outside of Montreal. In her music we can hear traces of influences from both Tajik and Chinese music traditions.
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The musicApproximate times
Paul Hindemith Harp Sonata10 min
Ivo Nilsson Contrarpa for double bass and harp (World Premiere of commissioned work on a stipend from Friends of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra)
Farangis Nurulla-Khoja New Work (World Premiere)
Nino Rota Sarabanda e Toccata for harpa3 min
- Valur Pálsson double bass
- Laura Stephenson harp