Niklas and Radioapan - The hunt for the flying carpet
The radio and sound loving Radio Monkey ventures far away from his tree house in the Fairytale Forest together with Niklas Riesbeck and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Accompanied by thrilling and cool music, from genuine classics to exciting new music, every moment spent with the Radio Monkey is a fresh and unpredictable adventure.
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.
Andreas Hanson is a well-established concert and opera conductor who has conducted the major Swedish orchestras as well as made notable foreign guest appearances in countries such as Russia, England, Poland and Lithuania. He has conducted several performances at Folkoperan and the Royal Swedish Opera, including Menotti’s Ahmal and the Night Visitors, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro as well as ballets such as The Nutcracker and L’occasione fa il ladro. He made his debut in 2000 as a conductor at The BBC Proms. He is the artistic advisor for children’s and youth activities at the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and band master of the Royal Swedish Army Band. Recently, he has performed with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Västerås Sinfonietta, as well as with the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
Concert length: 1 h
Suitable for children 3-8 years of age