Summer at Konserthuset Stockholm
26 June–25 August. A photo exhibition, guided Nobel tours and admission free concerts in our entrance hall.
Birgit Nilsson, one of the country’s most prominent and outstanding singers and musical profiles, is honoured with a photo exhibition featuring pictures from the life and unique career. You also find our guided Nobel tours and admission free concerts with young summer musicians.
A tribute to one of the country’s most prominent and outstanding singers and musical profiles.Daily 26th June–25th AugustFree entrance
Birgit NilssonGenre: Exhibition
A tribute to one of the country’s most prominent and outstanding singers and musical profiles.
Monday 20 August 2018 11.00Ends approximately 17.00Free entrance
This year marks one hundred years since the birth of Birgit Nilsson. To pay tribute to one of the country’s most prominent and outstanding singers and musical profiles, a photo exhibition featuring pictures from the life and unique career of Birgit Nilsson will be on display this summer. The exhibition is a portrait of the incredible career of this global artist, primarily as a concert vocalist, but also her roles. In addition to many photos, the dress she wore to the 1968 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony will be on display, as well as a slide show and recordings from Konserthuset’s archive.
Birgit Nilsson debuted at the Royal Swedish Opera in 1946 as Agathe in Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz. But she had already made her debut the year before at Konserthuset with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Tor Mann. Her career swiftly took off and in time, she became the world’s leading and most acclaimed dramatic soprano. Birgit Nilsson sang everything from Mozart to operas by Richard Strauss and Giacomo Puccini, but it was the music of Richard Wagner that paved the way for her career. She generated front page headlines in New York when she debuted at the Metropolitan Opera as Isolde in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde. And when she became the first foreign singer ever to open the season at La Scala in Milan in 1958, her success was absolute.
In her memoires, she describes the event as one of the most important in her life. All of the major opera houses around the world wanted to have her. She took the stage at the inauguration of the Sydney Opera House and she was a natural and celebrated guest at the Bayreuth Festival. In the early 1980s, she participated in many concerts, including in memory of Jussi Björling in 1985. Birgit Nilsson’s final performance with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra was in 1990, when she hosted the concert at Gärdet.
Genre: Nobel Tour
Visit the Main Hall where the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony is held every year.Daily 26th June–25th August
Genre: Nobel Tour
Visit the Main Hall where the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony is held every year.
Every year on December 10, the Swedish Royal family, Nobel laureates, their families and guests, and the Nobel committee members meet at the Stockholm Concert Hall for the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony. Learn more about the ceremony and visit the Main Hall where it all takes place.
Quintet with a predilection for jazz and new arrangements of classic songs.During the period 2nd–21th AugustFree entrance
Quintet with a predilection for jazz and new arrangements of classic songs.
Monday 20 August 2018 11.00Ends approximately 11.20Free entrance
Table for Five is an ensemble from upper-secondary school Södra Latin in Stockholm; the quintet’s five members are: Katja Frank Waisman, vocals; Eskil Larsson, clarinet; Helmer Larsson, percussion; Teodor Wennö, bass and Albin Söderbäck, piano.
The ensemble primarily plays jazz, as well as bossa nova, blues, soul and Latin. Table for Five was founded in autumn 2017 when the members began their first year at Södra Latin, and they quickly discovered that they worked well together. By developing and renewing their arrangements together, Table for Five endeavours to create something new out of old songs and to lend a personal touch to music that has been played thousands of times.
- Table for five
Genre: Chamber music
Quintet consisting of violin, viola, cello and piano.During the period 15th–25th AugustFree entrance
Genre: Chamber music
Quintet consisting of violin, viola, cello and piano.
Wednesday 22 August 2018 11.00Ends approximately 11.20Free entrance
Kvintett Kvintessens formed in autumn 2017. The five members are between the ages of 16 and 19 and met at Lilla Akademien, where they are all students. Violinist Hugo Ticciati has served as the quintet’s mentor for the past year.
The members have simultaneously played music with one another in other constellations as well, such as a violin duo, string quartet, and a duo for cello and violin. This autumn will entail further studies at Lilla Akademien and Edsberg Castle for the members.
The members of Kvintett Kvintessens are Ami-Louise Johnsson, violin; Elise Vats Jonsson, violin; Hugo Svensson, viola; Marcus Michelin, cello; and Daniel Xia, piano.
- Kvintett Kvintessens