Genre: Orchestral performance

Orpheus’ Treasure Trove – Fretted and Catchy

Gamba instruments on a trip through Europe with actor Stina Ekblad as special guest.

Orfeus Baroque, since its formation in 2015, has evolved into an indispensable part of the capital's music scene and a meeting place for both musicians of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and some of Sweden's leading freelance baroque musicians. This time, we hear the ensemble in its more chamber music-oriented setting under the banner of Orpheus’s Treasure Trove. 

The focus is on music for the viola da gamba, a string instrument that was common during the 15th to 17th centuries and comes in several sizes. The sound of the viola da gamba is soft yet intense, and with the movie Tous les matins du monde (1991), both the instrument and the gamba composer Marin Marais gained great attention. Other Renaissance and Baroque masters who composed for the viola da gamba, such as John Dowland, François Couperin, and Johann Sebastian Bach, are also featured.

Here, the music is interspersed with readings of contemporary texts by celebrities such as John Locke, Shakespeare, David Hume, and Molière. The reader is the actor Stina Ekblad, who has participated in countless theater productions, films, and TV productions. Since 1988, she has been a member of the permanent ensemble at the Royal Dramatic Theatre and in recent years has appeared in productions such as The Tempest, The Ghost Sonata, Peer Gynt, The City of Women, and Electra.

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Gamba instruments on a trip through Europe with actor Stina Ekblad as special guest.

Sunday 10 November 2024 16.00

Ends approximately 18.00

Price:

300 SEK

Orfeus Baroque, since its formation in 2015, has evolved into an indispensable part of the capital's music scene and a meeting place for both musicians of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and some of Sweden's leading freelance baroque musicians. This time, we hear the ensemble in its more chamber music-oriented setting under the banner of Orpheus’s Treasure Trove. 

The focus is on music for the viola da gamba, a string instrument that was common during the 15th to 17th centuries and comes in several sizes. The sound of the viola da gamba is soft yet intense, and with the movie Tous les matins du monde (1991), both the instrument and the gamba composer Marin Marais gained great attention. Other Renaissance and Baroque masters who composed for the viola da gamba, such as John Dowland, François Couperin, and Johann Sebastian Bach, are also featured.

Here, the music is interspersed with readings of contemporary texts by celebrities such as John Locke, Shakespeare, David Hume, and Molière. The reader is the actor Stina Ekblad, who has participated in countless theater productions, films, and TV productions. Since 1988, she has been a member of the permanent ensemble at the Royal Dramatic Theatre and in recent years has appeared in productions such as The Tempest, The Ghost Sonata, Peer Gynt, The City of Women, and Electra.

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Book before the tickets are released!

This concert is included in our series Orfeus Barock. You can secure your place by purchasing a subscription right now – with 25 percent off the ticket price.

Read more about Orfeus Barock

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Music and texts by John Dowland, Matthew Locke, William Shakespeare, David Hume, Marin Marais, Molière, François Couperin, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jon Fosse, Giovanni Legrenzi, Spurrier and Antonio Valente
  • Participants

  • Keren Bruce treble gamba/bass gamba
  • Olof Larsson treble gamba/bass gamba
  • Nora Roll tenor gamba/bass gamba
  • Daniel Holst bass gamba
  • Mattias Frostenson double bass gamba
  • Stina Ekblad reciter

Sunday 10 November 2024 16.00

Ends approximately 18.00

Price:

300 SEK


Since its formation in 2015, Orpheus Baroque has grown into an important part of the capital city’s music offering, serving as a meeting place for orchestra members and some of Sweden’s foremost freelance Baroque musicians.