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SCORE – ORCHESTRAL GAME MUSIC 2023

During the last four decades the music in computer and video games have not only found its own unique sound, but has also gathered a big and dedicated audience since the first ever game music concert was held in Tokyo 1987. The Swedish Radio Symphony orchestra with conductor Alexander Hanson, soprano Sabina Zweiacker and host Orvar Säfström, invites you for a concert with highlights from the magical world of video game music.


SWEDISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA dot 2022/2023
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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 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.

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Sabina Zweiacker är utbildad vid Musikhögskolan i Malmö och är sedan flera år känd över hela världen för sin medverkan i Orvar Säfströms konsertproduktioner med musik ur filmer och datorspel. Hon gjorde 2014 en av huvudrollerna i Christoffer Nobins barnopera Hion om natten med Norrköpings Symfoniorkester. Hon är lika hemma i film- och spelmusikens fantastiska värld som i de stora repertoarverken som Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem.

Approximate concert lenght: 2 hours with intermission

The Last of Us – artwork used by kind permission of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.