GIL SHAHAM IN KORNGOLD’S VIOLIN CONCERTO
“Music is life and therefore inextinguishable,” was the motto Carl Nielsen chose for his dramatic fourth symphony – The Inextinguishable. Nielsen’s work will be interpreted by Hannu Lintu, principal conductor of the Finnish national Ooppera Baletti theatre in Helsinki. The programme opens with Korngold’s emotional violin concerto in which the composer combines late Romantic phrasing with evocative film themes. The world-renowned American violinist Gil Shaham makes a welcome return to Berwaldhallen.
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 multi-award-winning orchestra has been praised for its exceptional, wide-ranging musicianship as well as collaborations with the world’s foremost composers, conductors and soloists.
Permanent home of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1979 is Berwaldhallen, the Swedish Radio’s concert hall. In addition to the audience in the hall, the orchestra reaches many many listeners on the radio and the web and through it´s partnership with EBU. Several concerts are also broadcast and streamed on Berwaldhallen Play and with Swedish Television, offering the audience more opportunities to come as close as possible to one of the world’s top orchestras.
“The orchestra has a unique combination of humility, sensibility and musical imagination”, says Daniel Harding, Music Director 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 founded in 1925, the same year that the Swedish Radio Service began its broadcasts. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra received its current name in 1967. Through the years, the orchestra has had several distinguished Music Directors. Two of them, Herbert Blomstedt and Esa-Pekka Salonen, have since been appointed Conductors Laureate.
Approximate concert length: 1 h 40 min (with intermission)
MARTIN FRÖST & JOHANNA WALLROTH
The world-class clarinettist Martin Fröst in Weber’s colourful first clarinet concerto. Together with Mendelssohn’s lively fifth symphony, “The Italian”, and arias by Mozart with the soprano Johanna Wallroth, radio station P2’s Classical Artist of the Year.
BLOMSTEDT MEETS BERWALD & SCHUBERT
Herbert Blomstedt and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in groundbreaking works by Franz Berwald and Franz Schubert.
MOZART’S VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5
Janine Jansen, Malin Broman and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra play Mozart, Ravel and Farrenc.