Photo: Nadja Sjöström
Soup Concert with strings and oboe
Philharmonic musicians perform music by Tarrodi, Bax and Beach.
Friday 1 December 2023 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Price:With lunch 295 SEK, balcony without lunch 130 SEK. Entrance from 11.30.
Look around the Grünewald Hall. Andrea Tarrodi’s colourful first string quartet – Miroirs – was inspired by one of Isaac Grünewald’s murals in the auditorium. It depicts two people facing one another, and in the music, the instruments reflect and respond to one another in something of a conversation.
Oboe quintets are rare, but this one by British Arnold Bax (1883–1953) has reached a wider audience. His finely chiselled music contains a light-hearted sensibility with curious exploration and a touch of melancholy. Jesper Harryson is solo oboist with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and performs here with a string quartet comprising philharmonic musicians Daniela Bonfiglioli, Emma Agnas de Frumerie, Catarina Skoog Aquilonius and Hanna Dahlkvist.
American composer Amy Beach (1867–1944) was celebrated in her lifetime, but like many other female composers, she was not granted the same spotlight as her male colleagues. Fortunately, in recent years her music has been performed with more frequency, including this wonderfully evocative string quartet.
Menu: Pumpkin soup with saffron. The soup comes with sourdough bread, crisp bread and whipped butter, as well as a beverage, coffee/tea and a small biscuit. All soups are lactose- and gluten-free. Notify us of any special dietary requests when making your booking.
The musicApproximate times
Andrea Tarrodi Miroirs – String Quartet No. 110 min
Arnold Bax Oboe Quintet17 min
Amy Beach String Quartet op 8913 min
- Daniela Bonfiglioli violin
- Emma Agnas de Frumerie violin
- Catarina Skoog Aquilonius viola
- Hanna Dahlkvist cello
- Jesper Harryson oboe