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THE CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELED - FAMILY CONCERT: PIPPI LONGSTOCKING 75 YEARS

Were it not for all the Krumalura pills she ate, Pippi Longstocking would have turned 75 in 2020, a respectable age for the world’s strongest nine-year-old. Astrid Lindgren’s beloved books have been translated into 76 languages and Pippi herself has become a role model for generations of children. With a newly written piece of music, spearheaded by Swedish composer Benjamin Staern, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra celebrates and pays tribute to one of Sweden’s greatest heroines of children’s literature.


SVERIGES RADIOS SYMFONIORKESTER
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Concert canceled

All Swedish Radio's public events are canceled until June 30

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The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is known worldwide as one of Europe’s most versatile orchestras with an exciting and varied repertoire and a constant striving to break new ground. The orchestra’s high-quality music making as well as its collaborations with internationally renowned composers, conductors and soloists have been rewarded with numerous prizes and accolades.

The orchestra has a unique combination of humility, sensibility and musical imagination”, says Daniel Harding, chief conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2007. “I have never had a concert with the orchestra where they haven’t played as though their lives depended on it!

The first radio orchestra was formed in 1925, the same year that the Swedish Radio Service began its broadcasts. Since then, the orchestra’s concerts have always been broadcast by the Swedish Radio. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra received its current name in 1967.

Through the years, the orchestra has had several distinguished chief conductors. Two of them, Herbert Blomstedt and Esa-Pekka Salonen, have since been appointed conductors laureate together with Valery Gergiev, a regular guest conductor and co-founder of the Baltic Sea Festival.

Approximate concert length: 1 h