Photo: Jan-Olav Wedin
Stefan Forsberg. Photo: Mats Lundqvist
David Björkman. Photo: Johan Ljungström
The open-air Gärdet concert
With the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Swedish jazz singer Isabella Lundgren as special guest. Bring your picnic!
Sunday 14 August 2022 14.00Ends approximately 15.30
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual Gärdet concert by the Maritime Museum is an indispensable tradition for Stockholmers. It’s a chance to pack a picnic basket or buy food on-site and enjoy sublime classical music and perhpaps a sing-along on the green grass.
Special guest is Swedish jazz singer Isabella Lundgren, who earlier in June was hailed for her Judy Garland tribute together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at Konserthuset Stockholm (this concert is available on Konserthuset Play). The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Swedish conductor David Björkman, who has worked with the orchestra on many occasions. Besides Judy Garland songs the programme includes classical pieces by for instance Copland, Ravel and Sibelius.
After two years of pandemic the Gärdet concert is finally back in style, hosted by Konserthuset Stockholm’s Executive and Artistic Director Stefan Forsberg. ”I've been longing for this”, he says. ”Greeting an audience of tens of thousands, bringing their picnic baskets and blankets, sunbonnets or umbrellas, makes it one of the best work days of the year!”
In cooperation with Dagens Nyheter.
Welcome early to Gärdet. The area opens at 11.00 with activities in the children's tent and sale of food and drink.
The musicApproximate times
Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man3 min
Hugo Alfvén Fest Overture10 min
Hugh Martin The Trolley Song arr Mats Hålling4 min
Harold Arlen The Man that Got Away arr Mats Hålling4 min
Maurice Ravel Menuet antique7 min
Jean Sibelius Finlandia8 min
Ludwig van Beethoven Finale from Symphony No. 9 arr Jan-Åke Hillerud4 min
Mykola Lysenko Valse brillante arr Volodymyr Sirenko7 min
Harry O Sutton I Don’t Care arr Mats Hålling3 min
James F Hanley Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart arr Mats Hålling4 min
Ruth Gipps Song for Orchestra5 min
William Walton Orb and Sceptre7 min
Harold Arlen Over the Rainbow arr Mats Hålling4 min
Julius Fucik Entry of the Gladiators3 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- David Björkman conductor
- Isabella Lundgren vocals
- Stockholm Voices
- Carl Bagge piano
- Niklas Fernqvist double bass
- Daniel Fredriksson drums
- Stefan Forsberg host