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BALTIC SEA FESTIVAL

This year’s Baltic Sea Festival offers a dignifying buffet with both newly written and classical music– opera, folkton and Swedish jazz. World-renowned orchestras, choirs and soloists from the countries around the Baltic Sea offer a fantastic concert program that focus upon the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States, celebrating musical and artistic legends, featuring exciting and innovative performances.

The Baltic Sea Festival is a platform for dialogue about the Baltic environment’s sensitive environment and the festival’s three pillars of music, environment and leadership are still high-level. This year’s seminar program will be presented later this spring

THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM, August 22 - September 1

All concerts will be held in Berwaldhallen at 19.00. Except Autumn Sonata which will be performed at 18.00 in Berwaldhallen

MAHLER’S EIGHTH SYMPHONY
WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST

OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL & THE SEASON
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
The Swedish Radio Choir
The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
The Mikaeli Chamber Choir
The Saint Jacob Chamber Choir
Adolf Fredrik Church’s Descant Choir and Youth Choir
Chorista, Hägersten´s parish
Daniel Harding, Conductor
Hanna Husáhr, Soprano
Tamara Wilson, Soprano
Ida Falk Winland, Soprano
Karen Cargill, Mezzo-soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alto
Simon O´Neill, Tenor
Christopher Maltman, Baritone
Shenyang, Bass
MAHLER: Symphony no. 8
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BALTIC ANNIVERSARY
THURSDAY 23 AUGUST

THE CENTENARY OF THE BALTIC STATES
Sinfonietta Riga
The Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Normunds Šnē, Conductor
Marc Bouchkov, Violin
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ: Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani
PĒTERIS VASKS: Distant Light, Violin Concerto
ERKKI-SVEN TÜÜR: Lighthouse
BÉLA BARTÓK: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
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VERDI’S REQUIEM
FRIDAY 24 AUGUST
GRANDIOSE DRAMA WITH CHOIR, ORCHESTRA AND SOLOISTS
The Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
The Royal Swedish Opera Choir
The Göteborg Opera Choir
Domingo Hindoyan, Conductor
Christina Nilsson, Soprano
Miriam Treichl, Alto
Daniel Johansson, Tenor
Anders Lorentzson, Bass
GIUSEPPE VERDI: Requiem
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A SWEDISH JAZZ LEGEND
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST
THE FAMOUS AND OBSCURE JAN JOHANSSON
Big band and jazz ensembles
Lennart Åberg, Musical Direction, saxophone
Georg Riedel, Musical Direction, base
Rita Marcotulli, Piano
Hannah Holgersson Soprano
Soloists: Amanda Sedgwick, Saxophone, Magnus Lindgren, Saxophone and Flute, Jan Allan, Trumpet, Mats Bergström, Guitar and others
Music by Jan Johansson
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THE FIREBIRD AND PETRUSHKA
SUNDAY 26 AUGUST
GERGIEV CONDUCTS STRAVINSKY
The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Conductor
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: from The Tale of Tsar Saltan
IGOR STRAVINSKY: The Firebird
IGOR STRAVINSKY: Petrushka
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AUTUMN SONATA
MONDAY 27 AUGUST
BERGMAN’S FILM TURNED OPERA SUCCESS
Concert version

The Finnish National Opera Choir and Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska, Conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter – Charlotte Andergast
Erika Sunnegårdh – Eva
Tommi Hakala – Viktor
Helena Juntunen – Helena
Nicholas Söderlund – Leonardo
SEBASTIAN FAGERLUND: Autumn Sonata
GUNILLA HEMMING: libretto Autumn Sonata
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THE ERIC ERICSON CENTENARY
TUESDAY 28 AUGUST
BALTIC CHOIRS PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY CHOIRMASTER
The Swedish Radio Choir
The Latvian Radio Choir
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tõnu Kaljuste, Conductor
Sigvards Kļava, Conductor
From the program:
RAMINTA ŠERKŠNYTĖ: Première
ERIKS EŠENVALDS: A Drop in the Ocean
VELJO TORMIS: Curse Upon Iron
INGVAR LIDHOLM: …a riveder le stelle
RICHARD STRAUSS: Der Abend
ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG: Friede auf Erden
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CLASSICAL MUSIC IN THE FOLK TRADITION
WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST
BEETHOVEN, TALLY, STRAVINSKY and HAYDN
Västerås Sinfonietta
Simon Crawford-Phillips, Conductor
Emilia Amper, keyed fiddle
Dan Svensson, percussion
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Coriolan, overture
MIRJAM TALLY: Allikas, hommage à Joseph Haydn
IGOR STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella
JOSEPH HAYDN:
– 4th movement, Final: Presto from Symphony no. 44, Trauer
– 3rd movement, Minuet: Allegretto from Symphony no. 45, the Farewell Symphony
– 2nd movement, Andante moderato from Symphony no. 4
– 3rd movement, Rondo all’ungarese from Piano Concerto no. 11
– 4th movement, Spiritoso from Symphony no. 104
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SONGS OF SUNSET AND DAWN
THURSDAY 30 AUGUST
THE CENTENARY OF THE BALTIC STATES
The Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
The Swedish Radio Choir
Giedrė Šlekytė, Conductor
(Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s participation has been cancelled) 
Andrius Žlabys, Piano
Lina Dambrauskaite, Soprano
Justina Gringyte, Mezzo-soprano
Edgaras Montvidas, Tenor
Nerijus Masevičius, Bass
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN: Piano Concerto
RAMINTA ŠERKŠNYTĖ: Songs of Sunset and Dawn
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FRÖST, SALONEN AND NORDIN
FRIDAY 31 AUGUST
EMERGING FROM CURRENTS AND WAVES
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor and Gestrument
Martin Fröst, Clarinet and Gestrument
Virpi Pahkinen, Choreographer
Katrin Brännström, Stage Designer
JESPER NORDIN: Emerging from Currents and Waves, Premiére
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CONGRATULATIONS ESA-PEKKA!
SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Truls Mørk, cello
Heinrich Biber: Battalia
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Cello Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 7
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With reservation for changes

With the Baltic Sea Festival Offer (Östersjöklippet) you get three different levels at a discount – 10, 15 and 20% off the regular fare depending on whether you buy three, four or five different concerts at the same time. Select which concerts directly from the festival to all the concerts.
FESTIVAL OFFER

PRESS CONTACT

Carin Balfe-Arbman, Press Baltic Sea Festival
Tel. + 46 (0)70-633 35 08
carin.balfe_arbman@sverigesradio.se

Karl Thorson, Press & PR Berwaldhallen
+46 8 784 18 30
karl.thorson@sverigesradio.se

Press releases Baltic Sea Festival

Here you’ll find press releases.

Download and download press photos from the presentation of the festival program on February 22nd. Photo: Mattias Ahlm / Sveriges Radio.

Press images from the festival´s concerts

Here you’ll find press images following concerts.

CONTACT

Kajsa Hallhagen, project manager
Tel. +46 708 538 407
kajsa.hallhagen@sverigesradio.se

Annica Sand, market coordinator
Tel. +46 707 172387
annica.sand@sverigesradio.se

ABOUT BALTIC SEA FESTIVAL

How did it all start?

Back in 1999…

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Dag Hammarskjölds väg 3, Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: + 46 (0)8-784 18 00

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