Nobel Prize Concert 2017
Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2017 Nobel Prize Concert.
Each year in Stockholm on December 8th, the Nobel Prizes are celebrated with this gala concert attended by the Swedish Royal Family, the Nobel Laureates, international dignitaries and guests of the Nobel Foundation.
The brilliant Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel is Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, and an artist whose advocacy for music's power to unite, heal, and inspire closely reflects Alfred Nobel's humanistic ideals.
Furthermore, in connection with the Nobel Prize Concert and in cooperation with the Nobel Foundation and El Sistema Sweden, Gustavo Dudamel created a “Nobel Day of Music”. The event included the debut of a new “Orchestra of the Future” – with members from Swedish El Sistema Södertälje and El Sistema Gothenburg as well as an international group of El Sistema kids. So prior to the Nobel Prize Concert, Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Orchestra of the Future in a VIP concert attended by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. The celebrated American composer John Williams had for this occasion written a new piece that was premiered by Gustavo Dudamel and the Orchestra of the Future.
Gustavo Dudamel's advocacy for music's power to unite, heal, and inspire mirrors the humanistic ideals of Alfred Nobel. “Music unlocks the imagination, encourages creative risk and self expression – the same keys required for progress in science and the humanities”, says Gustavo Dudamel. “That is where the worlds of science and art meet, and why I believe the Nobel Prize can also be a symbol of why we should invest in the arts.”
For the Nobel Prize Concert on Friday December 8 at 19.00, Gustavo Dudamel and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic selected a musical program highlighting the connection between music, science, and the humanities: Mozart's Jupiter Symphony and Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra.
The Nobel Prize Concert was broadcast live world wide by medici.tv (except Sweden, where the event is hosted by SVT). The international medici broadcast is available until February 8, 2018. The Swedish broadcast is available until June 6, 2018.