Ryan Bancroft. Photo: Yanan Li
Hanna Husáhr. Foto: Peter Knutson
Cameron Shahbazi. Foto: Kirini Kopcke
Eric Ericsons Kammarkör
Medlemmar ur Kungliga Filharmonikerna. Foto: Mats Lundqvist
Grandiose with choir, soloists and orchestra under Ryan Bancroft’s lead.
Saturday 17 September 2022 15.00Ends approximately 17.00
Welcome to Konserthuset’s season opening concerts, featuring Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana – one of the world’s most famous and beloved pieces for choir and orchestra. It is a mighty hymn to nature, longing, wine and love’s delights. The musicians are led by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s chief conductor designate, the award-winning American Ryan Bancroft. “A dancing conductor bodes well for the musicians,” wrote newspaper SvD after the 2021 Nobel Prize Concert.
Carl Orff was born in the Bavarian city of Munich and described Carmina Burana as a dramatic cantata subtitled “secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images.” The lyrics were found in the early nineteenth century in Benedictine monastery of Benediktbeuern in Bavaria and were named accordingly – Carmina Burana, Songs of Beuren. Most were written in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and they include satire, parody, love songs, lyrics about nature, songs of spring, and dedicated religiosity.
We also hear music by Austrian Franz Schreker, one of the most refined sound artists of the early twentieth century. His entire life, he was fascinated by sound and tones. Vorspiel zu einem Drama – prelude to a drama – is a reworking of the introduction to his opera Die Gezeichneten, The Branded, an expressionist and powerful psychological drama.
The concert begins with Swedish Lisa Streich, who is known for her beautiful and imaginative orchestral works. As we note in her Segel (Sail), she also gladly uses many as well as unusual percussion instruments – including an egg slicer!
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The musicApproximate times
Lisa Streich Segel14 min
Franz Schreker Vorspiel zu einem Drama22 min
Carl Orff Carmina Burana60 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Ryan Bancroft conductor
- Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
- Adolf Fredrik’s Boys Choir
- Hanna Husáhr soprano
- Cameron Shahbazi countertenor
- Fredrik Zetterström baritone