Isabella Lundgren. Photo: Elvira Glänte
Bo Sundström. Photo: Carl Thorborg
Alexander Hanson: Photo: Yanan Li
Members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo: Mats Lundqvist
Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland’s 100th birthday
Isabella Lundgren and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra pay tribute to an involuntary icon through music and stories from her life. Special guest: Bo Sundström and Stockholm Voices.
Friday 10 June 2022 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
Watch the concert at Konserthuset Play.
Over the Rainbow: Judy Garland’s life is defined by her search for the rainbow with which she is forever associated. She became an icon – a beloved, admired, highly awarded artist and actor, and she has a well-established place in history books as one of the foremost entertainers of the twentieth century.
Judy Garland was born in Minnesota on 10 June 1922. On this day 100 years later, Isabella Lundgren and a band, together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, perform music and present stories from Judy Garland’s life. The music has been arranged for symphony orchestra by Mats Hålling.
Isabella Lundgren is one of Sweden’s most prominent jazz singers. “This divinely talented singer is among the best on the jazz scene”, Svenska Dagbladet wrote. ”It is as if she makes time slow down, simply by being.” Isabella Lundgren is a great admirer of Judy Garland, and the initiator of this tribute. We also hear a guest performance from Bo Sundström, frontman of Bo Kaspers Orkester.
Indeed, this is a tribute to Judy Garland and her immortal music, but it is also the story of the other side of success, and the power of music – which can alleviate loneliness, even when the rainbow and sparkle feel far away. In Judy Garland’s singing, we hear not the icon, but the person – the woman who experienced both heaven and hell. Audiences were so deeply moved when she sang that they hardly dared to breathe.
NOTE! The concert includes intermission
The musicApproximate times
Ovan regnbågen – En hyllning till Judy Garland 100 år
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Alexander Hanson conductor
- Isabella Lundgren vocals
- Bo Sundström guest appearance
- Stockholm Voices
- Carl Bagge piano
- Niklas Fernqvist double bass
- Daniel Fredriksson drums