Ring out the old and sing in the new with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir, alongside exciting guest artists from the international music stage!
Start the year with music at Berwaldhallen’s Epiphany concert; an exciting and varied programme with festive and colourful music. The arrival of the New Year is celebrated across the world with music and televised concerts. Seize the opportunity to step into the concert hall, and enjoy the music on-site with all of Sweden’s symphony orchestra and choir!
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra serves as a symphony orchestra for the whole of Sweden. Regardless of where you live you can listen to the orchestra’s concerts through the Swedish Radio’s broadcasts or on their website, and several concerts are also shown on Swedish Television. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the best and most versatile orchestras in Europe – perhaps even in the world. Every year they perform well-loved works from the classical repertoire as well as new music by exciting contemporary composers such as Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Magnus Lindberg and Unsuk Chin. In addition they perform music from popular films and computer and video games and collaborate with leading jazz, pop and rock artists in a constant endeavour to develop and to break new ground.
The Swedish Radio Choir is like a leading mountaineer in the world of music. The choir’s former chief conductor Peter Dijkstra has described the ensemble as “the group that leaves base camp first and stakes out the course for others to follow.” Three hundred years of Swedish a cappella tradition, combined with an ambitious and culturally diverse repertoire with some of the world’s finest conductors, has established the Swedish Radio Choir as one of the foremost ensembles of its kind. The 32 professional singers are as equally at home in completely new music by today’s most exciting composers as they are in classic favourites from the rich international treasure trove. Through the Swedish Radio’s broadcasts and website the choir not only reaches concert audiences but also radio listeners everywhere.
Finnish pianist, composer and conductor Ville Matvejeff was born in 1986. After studying at the Sibelius Academy and the Espoo Music Institute, he debuted at 18 years of age with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Susanna Mälkki. It was followed by number of years of touring the world, for example as Lieder accompanist for Karita Mattila. From 2014 he has been the chief conductor of Jyväskyla Sinfonian and the principal guest conductor at the Croatioan National Theatre. Last year he also took over as Artistic Director of the Turku Music Festival.
Soprano Ida Falk Winland is a frequent soloist at the Göteborg Opera, where she has sung roles such as Morgana in Alcina, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro and most recently, a much appreciated Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma. She has also performed at Opéra National de Paris as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, at London’s Covent Garden as Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest by Gerald Barry and as Cunégonde in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at Opéra National de Lorraine. She has made recordings on labels such as Hyperion and Fra Bernardo and has collaborated with such conductors as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev and Marc Minkowski.
Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission
In collaboration with the Swedish Television (SVT).
The concert will be broadcasted on SVT Chanel 2 on January 6, 19.00.