Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Dream and confession

Chief conductor Ryan Bancroft conducts and Isata Kanneh-Mason is piano soloist.

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is a musical firework, with dazzling cascades of chords and ultra-fast runs across the full register of the piano. At this concert, those rockets are fired off by acclaimed British pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason. 

Felix Mendelssohn was only seventeen years old when he composed his wonderfully bright and quick-paced overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is nevertheless considered one of his first mature masterpieces. The action in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream revolves around masculinity, femininity, love and fertility. And even if Felix’ own experiences in the area were probably relatively limited, he conveys in this music the emotional register that Shakespeare presents in his beloved comedy.

The concert concludes with the Confession of Isobel Gowdie by Scottish composer James MacMillan (born 1959). The music revolves around Isobel Gowdie, who confessed to witchcraft in 1662. The work was an enormous success at its world premiere at a Proms concert in 1990. 

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by award-winning American conductor Ryan Bancroft, who is chief conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra as of this season.

Read more about chief conductor Ryan Bancroft

Chief conductor Ryan Bancroft conducts and Isata Kanneh-Mason is piano soloist.

Wednesday 24 April 2024 19.00

Ends approximately 21.00

Price:

145-450 SEK

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is a musical firework, with dazzling cascades of chords and ultra-fast runs across the full register of the piano. At this concert, those rockets are fired off by acclaimed British pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason. 

Felix Mendelssohn was only seventeen years old when he composed his wonderfully bright and quick-paced overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is nevertheless considered one of his first mature masterpieces. The action in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream revolves around masculinity, femininity, love and fertility. And even if Felix’ own experiences in the area were probably relatively limited, he conveys in this music the emotional register that Shakespeare presents in his beloved comedy.

The concert concludes with the Confession of Isobel Gowdie by Scottish composer James MacMillan (born 1959). The music revolves around Isobel Gowdie, who confessed to witchcraft in 1662. The work was an enormous success at its world premiere at a Proms concert in 1990. 

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by award-winning American conductor Ryan Bancroft, who is chief conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra as of this season.

Read more about chief conductor Ryan Bancroft

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Anna Clyne Within Her Arms for string ensemble
    12 min
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Piano Concerto No. 1
    20 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    12 min
  • James MacMillan The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
    26 min
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ryan Bancroft conductor
  • Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

Wednesday 24 April 2024 19.00

Ends approximately 21.00

Price:

145-450 SEK



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