The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo: Mats Lundqvist
Concert for the opening of the Parliamentary Session
The Swedish parliament gathered with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists.
Tuesday 27 September 2022 19.00Ends approximately 20.30
Among the guests: Royal representatives, members of the Riksdag and the government. Stefan Forsberg, Executive and Artistic Director of the Stockholm Concert Hall Foundation, hosts the concert which is conducted by none other than the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic's Chief Conductor Designate, Ryan Bancroft.
This is of course the concert in conjunction with the opening of the Parliamentary Session. Konserthuset Stockholm and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra have the honor of organizing the evening event at this beginning of the Riksdag's working year.
As usual, the concert features a mixed program of great variety. Two young Swedish soloists appear with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time: trumpeter Ellinor Bengtsson and violinist Ava Bahari. The versatile soprano Hannah Holgersson participates, as does the jazz vocalist Isabella Lundgren with her band.
Ryan Bancroft and the orchestra also treat royalties and elected officials to Swedish romantic music by, among others, Valborg Aulin and the 150th anniversary Hugo Alfvén.
The musicApproximate times
Otto Lindblad The Swedish Royal Anthem ’’The King’s Song’’2 min
Jule Styne Finale from Funny Girl arr Karl-Johan Ankarblom2 min
Meredith Willson Till there was You arr Don Walker/Nils-Petter Ankarblom4 min
Valborg Aulin Un soir de fête à Trocadéro from Tableaux Parisiens – Suite for orchestra7 min
Jean-Baptiste Arban Fantasia and Variations on The Carnival of Venice, version for trumpet and orchestra arr Otto Brinkmann10 min
Valentin Silvestrov From Silent Music for string orchestra3 min
Harry O Sutton I Don’t Care arr Mats Hålling3 min
Hugh Martin The Trolley Song arr Mats Hålling4 min
Johannes Brahms From Violin Concerto8 min
Hugo Alfvén Devil’s Polska from Dala Rhapsody5 min
Harold Arlen Over the Rainbow arr Mats Hålling4 min
Trad The Swedish National Anthem – Du gamla, Du fria arr Jari Eskola2 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Ryan Bancroft conductor
- Ellinor Bengtson trumpet
- Ava Bahari violin
- Hannah Holgersson vocals
- Isabella Lundgren vocals
- Stockholm Voices
- Carl Bagge piano
- Niklas Fernqvist double bass
- Daniel Fredriksson drums
- Stefan Forsberg host