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Genre: Jazz, Vocal music

Kind of Jazz: Notturno

Jan Lundgren meets the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir, performing well-known classical pieces in new versions. Florian Benfer conducts.

Pianist Jan Lundgren is one of our foremost musicians and through some 50 albums and in tons of projects and collaborations, he has demonstrated his ability to embrace tradition with simultaneous self-renewal. In recent years, Jan Lundgren has presented a series of concerts under the collective title Kind of Jazz, with invited artists and ensembles. Over three concerts, Kind of Jazz I–III, three new artistic meetings are introduced (February, March and April).

Jan Lundgren and his collaborative partner of many years, the phenomenal bass player Hans Backenroth, join forces with the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir in a landscape based entirely on classical music, to be sure, but that has been reshaped into something new. In 2007, Jan Lundgren worked with the choir on the record Magnum Mysterium. Now in arrangements by Martin Berggren, we will hear well-known classics with a new twist. Jan Lundgren is the piano soloist and will interact with Backenroth and the choir under the baton of Florian Benfer. This fully composed material can dissolve into improvisation at a moment’s inspiration.

We will hear music by J.S. Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff and more. Leading the performance will be German conductor Florian Benfer, who has been artistic director of the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir since autumn 2018. Ten years earlier, in 2008, he won the Gustaf Sjökvist Scholarship for young choir directors and has been involved in numerous collaborations since then, many of which have focused on new music.

Jan Lundgren meets the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir, performing well-known classical pieces in new versions. Florian Benfer conducts.

Friday 22 April 2022 19.30

Ends approximately 21.15

Price:

360 SEK

Livestream

Watch the concert at Konserthuset Play.

Pianist Jan Lundgren is one of our foremost musicians and through some 50 albums and in tons of projects and collaborations, he has demonstrated his ability to embrace tradition with simultaneous self-renewal. In recent years, Jan Lundgren has presented a series of concerts under the collective title Kind of Jazz, with invited artists and ensembles. Over three concerts, Kind of Jazz I–III, three new artistic meetings are introduced (February, March and April).

Jan Lundgren and his collaborative partner of many years, the phenomenal bass player Hans Backenroth, join forces with the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir in a landscape based entirely on classical music, to be sure, but that has been reshaped into something new. In 2007, Jan Lundgren worked with the choir on the record Magnum Mysterium. Now in arrangements by Martin Berggren, we will hear well-known classics with a new twist. Jan Lundgren is the piano soloist and will interact with Backenroth and the choir under the baton of Florian Benfer. This fully composed material can dissolve into improvisation at a moment’s inspiration.

We will hear music by J.S. Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff and more. Leading the performance will be German conductor Florian Benfer, who has been artistic director of the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir since autumn 2018. Ten years earlier, in 2008, he won the Gustaf Sjökvist Scholarship for young choir directors and has been involved in numerous collaborations since then, many of which have focused on new music.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Alexander Borodin Notturno from String Quartet No. 2 in D major
    5 min
  • Frédéric Chopin Prelude in c minor from 24 Preludes op 28
    5 min
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Bist du bei mir BWV 508
    3 min
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3
    5 min
  • Jan Lundgren Natten kan bli lång arr Florian Benfer
    4 min
  • Serge Rachmaninoff Vocalise op 34:14
    7 min
  • Nils Lindberg Torn Eriks visa
    4 min
  • Nils Lindberg Night for chorus a cappella
    2 min
  • Claude Debussy Rêverie
    6 min
  • Johannes Brahms Erlaube mir, feins Mädchen WoO 35:3
    5 min
  • Béla Bartók Romanian Folk Dances Sz 56
    14 min
  • Encore:
  • Johannes Brahms Wiegenlied ”Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf” WoO 31:11
  • Wolfgang Richter Little Sandman (Sandmann, lieber Sandmann)
  • Participants

  • Jan Lundgren piano
  • Hans Backenroth double bass
  • Gustaf Sjökvists Kammarkör
  • Florian Benfer conductor

Friday 22 April 2022 19.30

Ends approximately 21.15

Price:

360 SEK

Livestream

Watch the concert at Konserthuset Play.


The pianist Jan Lundgren attributed a personal space on Konserthuset Play. He's a versatile musician who masters both American and international jazz traditions and the specific Swedish ones – the dialects of Swedish jazz greats like Jan Johansson