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Event cancelled.Tuesday 2 June 2020 20.00
Swedish music in the blue. A philharmonic summer greeting hosted by Stefan Forsberg. You will find the concert here.Saturday 6 June 2020 19.00
David Lindgren, Elin Rombo & Stefan Forsberg. Foto: Yanan Li
Swedish music in the blue. A philharmonic summer greeting hosted by Stefan Forsberg. You will find the concert here.
For the first time ever, Konserthuset and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra present a concert for Sweden’s National Day! This philharmonic summer greeting from the blue concert hall is hosted by Stefan Forsberg, not only the CEO of Konserthuset Stockholm but a much appreciated presenter as well. Joining in are the star soprano and court singer Elin Rombo and David Lindgren, well-known singer of musicals and pop.
David Björkman leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in this unique concert production which is livestreamed for free.
”This is our way of manifesting unity in difficult and challenging times”, Stefan Forsberg says. ”We lift our eyes, and ears, to a brighter future by welcoming and embracing summer in the name of some beloved Swedish music. We hope that as many as possible will join us by their screens and also participate in a powerful singalong – not to mention coming together for the Swedish National Anthem Du gamla, du fria (Thou ancient, thou free).”
Music by Aaron Copland and Robert Schumann. The orchestra is led by Alan Gilbert and you will find the livestream here.Wednesday 10 June 2020 19.00
Photo: Yanan Li
Music by Aaron Copland and Robert Schumann. The orchestra is led by Alan Gilbert and you will find the livestream here.
This is the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s last concert and livestream of this unusual spring season. Summer is welcomed by a spring ballet and a spring symphony. The orchestra is led by Alan Gilbert, Conductor Laureate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and its chief conductor 2000–08. Presently, he is the chief conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg and designate Music Director of the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm.
American composer Aaron Copland (1900–90) studied, as many of his fellow countrymen, with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. The ballet music Appalachian Spring was composed in the mid 1940s for the noted choreographer and dancer Martha Graham. The ballet takes place in spring, at a settler’s farm in Pennsylvania around 1830. It tells the story of a young bridal couple and their dreams of a simple life in tranquility.
With his Symphony No. 1 in B Major from 1841, Robert Schumann (1810–56) wanted to describe the lush greenery adorning the entire world, and we can thank Clara, his wife-to-be at the time, for the symphony’s existence at all. She urged him to compose for the orchestra, since his creativity was too great for the feeble piano. The symphony’s opening can also be seen as a wordless musical interpretation of a poem by Adolf Böttger, Frühlingsgedicht, which encourages the reader to turn around and change direction.
In a letter to his colleague Wilhelm Taubert, Schumann wrote: ”I would like the music to suggest the world’s turning green, perhaps with a butterfly hovering in the air”.
The concert will be held on 20 August 2021Friday 12 June 2020 19.00
The concert will be held on 20 August 2021
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At last! Experience the magical music of Studio Ghibli films live at Konserthuset Stockholm, together with a selection of clips on the screen.
This concert is a tribute to the successful and close collaboration between two legendary artists: the composer Joe Hisaishi and the director Hayao Miyazaki. This magical concert experience will reach Stockholm in June – and Joe Hisaishi himself will participate on stage as both conductor and piano soloist.
Joe Hisaishi and Hayao Miyazaki has created unique cinematography together for over 30 years. Their artistic collaboration has reached world-fame through the film from the Japanese animation production house Studio Ghibli.
My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle… the list of animated masterpieces is long, and the Studio Ghibli films are beloved by audiences all over the world. Joe Hisaishi’s moving and personal music makes a powerful contribution to the character of the movies. Or, in the words of legendary Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki: “Joe Hisaishi is the only match for Miyazaki’s anime.”
The concert will include music from about ten of the most popular Ghibli movies. Under the leadership of Maestro Hisaishi, the music will be performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Katarina choirs and a number of vocal soloists, while sequences from the movies are projected onto a screen.
This lavish production has been a hit in Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia. In Europe, it has been presented in Paris, Lyon, Brussels and Prague. The concerts at Konserthuset Stockholm will thus be the Scandinavian premiere of the Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert – a unique opportunity for all Ghibli fans.
Age-limit from 6 years.