Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Summer Concert – Enigma Variations

Talented conductor from Colombia leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in, among other things, a rare Mozart concerto for two pianos and orchestra.

Mozart's 27 piano concertos are all musical highlights. Here's a unique opportunity to hear the only one he composed for two pianos and orchestra. An exquisite dialogue unfolds between the two soloists, who are the young and increasingly acclaimed pianists Sebastian Iivonen and John Nalan, both from Sweden.

We also hear Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations, one of classical music's most popular works. Elgar had entertained his wife one evening with musical caricatures of people in their circle of friends, which grew into a series of variations for orchestra. "At first, I worked in a humorous spirit and continued seriously", Elgar recounted.

Between Mozart and Elgar, we hear new American music inspired by jazz, spirituals, hip-hop, and rock, while rooted in the classical tradition with a distinct American flavour. Jessie Montgomery was raised in Manhattan's Lower East Side in New York, an environment that strongly influenced her music.

Lina González-Granados from Colombia makes her debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in this concert. She is a super talent who has had great success in the Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition and has assisted Riccardo Muti at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Talented conductor from Colombia leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in, among other things, a rare Mozart concerto for two pianos and orchestra.

Thursday 8 August 2024 19.00

Ends approximately 21.00

Price:

220 SEK

Mozart's 27 piano concertos are all musical highlights. Here's a unique opportunity to hear the only one he composed for two pianos and orchestra. An exquisite dialogue unfolds between the two soloists, who are the young and increasingly acclaimed pianists Sebastian Iivonen and John Nalan, both from Sweden.

We also hear Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations, one of classical music's most popular works. Elgar had entertained his wife one evening with musical caricatures of people in their circle of friends, which grew into a series of variations for orchestra. "At first, I worked in a humorous spirit and continued seriously", Elgar recounted.

Between Mozart and Elgar, we hear new American music inspired by jazz, spirituals, hip-hop, and rock, while rooted in the classical tradition with a distinct American flavour. Jessie Montgomery was raised in Manhattan's Lower East Side in New York, an environment that strongly influenced her music.

Lina González-Granados from Colombia makes her debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in this concert. She is a super talent who has had great success in the Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition and has assisted Riccardo Muti at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto for two pianos and orchestra "Piano Concerto No. 10"
    24 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Jessie Montgomery Strum for string orchestra
    8 min
  • Edward Elgar Enigma Variations
    30 min
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Lina González-Granados conductor
  • Sebastian Iivonen piano
  • John Nalan piano

Thursday 8 August 2024 19.00

Ends approximately 21.00

Price:

220 SEK


A cello rises to the sky in James MacMillan’s striking cello concerto. Marie Macleod is the solist and this is followed by Ryan Bancroft leading the orchestra in Elgar’s masterpiece Enigma Variations.

Choose from several classical Swedish dishes, soups, and wraps. Pre-order your meal, up to 48 hours before the start of the concert.