Ludwig van Beethoven is portrayed in a different and thought-provoking way by Israeli composer Ella Milch-Sheriff: her monodrama The Eternal Stranger is based on a strange and suggestive dream described by Beethoven himself and portrays Beethoven in an altogether new and unexpected fashion. Do not miss this unique tribute to the legendary composer, premiered by conductor and pianist Omer Meir Wellber, who also presents Bach’s The Art of Fugue in new and exciting arrangements by Sven-David Sandström among others.




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.


Israeli actor Eli Danker is at home both on the theatrical stages of Israel and in front of the cameras of Hollywood. After studying at the Acting Institute of the Beit Zvi School of the Performing Arts in Israel and at the HB Studio in New York, Eli Danker became an ensemble member of Jerusalem’s Khan Theatre, where his broad-based talent quickly became apparent. Thus, he played a wide range of roles, including Rogozin in Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, Collie Couch in Bertold Brecht’s In the Thicket of Cities, the circus horse Negro Kaballo in Erich Kästner’s May 35 or Konrad Rides to the South Seas or Dumbo in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. At Israel’s National Theater Habimah, to which he soon transferred, he played the following roles, among others: Jason in Medea, Orsino in Was ihr wollt, Menelaos in Die Troerinnen and Mortimer in Maria Stuart. He received a scholarship from the French government to study pantomime at the Jacques Lecoq École. As a result, he was hired by the Israeli Opera as Master Of The House in Les Miserables. After being cast alongside Klaus Kinski and Diane Keaton in the film The Little Drummer Girl, shot in Munich, Eli Danker’s film and television career took off. Since 1985, he divides his time between the stages of Israel and film productions worldwide. Some of his recent films include Viktor with Gérard Depardieu, My Mom’s New Boyfriend with Antonio Banderas and Meg Ryan, Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and the American TV series 24: Legacy. Eli Danker is a member of the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv, where he most recently played the cook in Bertold Brecht’s Mother Courage and can now be seen in Saturday Night Fever. Eli Danker has collaborated with Omer Meir Wellber for Strawinsky‘s Histoire du soldat and Ella Milch-Scheriff’s ”The Eternal Stranger” which had its world premiere with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig in February 2020.

Approximate concert length: 1 h 45 min (with intermission)