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Welcome to an open rehearsal with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra preparing for the concert later in the evening!Thursday 8 August 2019 11.30
Welcome to an open rehearsal with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra preparing for the concert later in the evening!
Young American conductor Ryan Bancroft is leading the orchestra in Dvorák's joyous Symphony No 8. Please note that there might be some starts and stops, due to the rehearsal situation. The conductor Ryan Bancroft won the prestigious Malko Competition for young conductors in 2018. He now makes his debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
This open rehearsal with free admission is part of a collaboration with Classical Futures, an EU supported project aimed at young musicians and at making it possible for new audiences to encounter classical music. Within the same project, Konserthuset Stockholm arranges master classes where guesting soloists meet young music students.
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Life-affirming music by Antonín Dvorák, Elfrida Andrée and Mozart.Thursday 8 August 2019 19.00
Life-affirming music by Antonín Dvorák, Elfrida Andrée and Mozart.
Antonín Dvorák had enormous international successes in his life and crowned his career with an appointment as a professor of composition in New York. Before his departure to the New World, America, he composed his life-affirming Eighth Symphony, which emerged during long walks through forests and fields. This nature-inspired music is filled with joy and effervescent energy.
Elfrida Andrée composed a large quantity of chamber music and several superb symphonic works. While following in the tracks of her teacher, Ludvig Norman, she was also deeply influenced by the music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schubert. She was the first woman in Sweden to graduate as an organist and also became the first female cathedral organist, with a position at Gothenburg Cathedral. She was also a conductor and led at least one famous performance of her sublimely majestic Concert Overture in D Major.
As a soloist in Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1, we will hear the 2019 winner of the Carl Nielsen International Competition on flute, French Joséphine Olech. Since 2017 she is principal flutist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Alma Mahler Kammerorchester.
Ryan Bancroft – winner of the Malko Competition for young conductors in 2018 – will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
See the orchestra out in the open air – bring a blanket and a picnic basket!Sunday 11 August 2019 14.00
Foto: Hans Fridén/DN
See the orchestra out in the open air – bring a blanket and a picnic basket!
Sven-Bertil Taube! In November he will be turning 85 years old and he isn’t slowing down by a second; on the contrary, he has been touring regularly in recent years and will now make a guest appearance with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at this outdoor concert at Gärdet.
The concert at the Maritime Museum at Gärdet has been a beloved summer tradition for decades. It is always popular and well-attended, and an indispensable part of Stockholm in summer with a picnic in front of the stage. Families will also find activities for kids, including the opportunity to try out instruments.
Executive Director of Konserthuset Stefan Forsberg will host the concert, and with Sven-Bertil Taube on stage we can expect many beloved songs and tunes – come sing along! The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by Alexander Hanson, who has conducted the orchestra on several occasions – most recently at the June concert presenting soundtrack music, Sagas. Peter Nordahl, who has collaborated extensively with Sven-Bertil Taube, conducts the orchestra in the Taube songs.
In partnership with Dagens Nyheter.
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with acclaimed soprano Christina Nilsson.Thursday 15 August 2019 19.00
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The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with acclaimed soprano Christina Nilsson.
Summer concert with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, which was founded in 1902 and has had its home stage at Konserthuset Stockholm since 1926, when it was newly built. German daily newspaper Die Welt wrote that the orchestra was “one of the world’s best orchestras” after a recent tour. Here we will hear the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with soprano Christina Nilsson, an international success whose career had a rocket launch.
When she performed Richard Strauss’ beautiful Vier letzte Lieder with piano here at Konserthuset, the reviewer in Dagens Nyheter proclaimed: “Nilsson’s singing is divinely beautiful.” We will now hear her in this incredible, sensual and dreamy music with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s older sister – was extremely prolific. In addition to vocal music and a large quantity of chamber music pieces, she composed the vivid overture which begins the concert.
The list of composers inspired by Shakespeare is extensive. The comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream in particular has captured the interest of composers. This wonderfully bright and briskly paced overture was composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy at the age of seventeen. The legend of Don Juan has also inspired music. Here, we will hear Richard Strauss’ presentation of the man who ultimately meets his fate.