The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s honorary conductor, Herbert Blomstedt, returns with two magnificent works from different eras. Arthur Honegger channelled his rage after the Second World War into his third symphony, Symphonie Liturgique. The three movements, named after different liturgical texts, move from the madness of war to tranquillity and peace. Mozart’s Mass No. 16, generally known as Mass in C minor, was never finished but has still become one of the most beloved sacred choral and orchestral works.



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The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is a multiple-award-winning ensemble renowned for its high artistic standard and stylistic breadth, as well as collaborations with the world’s finest composers, conductors, and soloists. It regularly tours all over Europe and the world and has an extensive and acclaimed recording catalogue.

Daniel Harding has been Music Director of the SRSO since 2007, and since 2019 also its Artistic Director. His tenure will last throughout the 2024/2025 season. Two of the orchestra’s former chief conductors, Herbert Blomstedt and Esa-Pekka Salonen, have since been named Conductors Laureate, and continue to perform regularly with the orchestra.

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra performs at Berwaldhallen, concert hall of the Swedish Radio, and is a cornerstone of Swedish public service broadcasting. Its concerts are heard weekly on the Swedish classical radio P2 and regularly on national public television SVT. Several concerts are also streamed on-demand on Berwaldhallen Play and broadcast globally through the EBU.


32 professional choristers make up the Swedish Radio Choir: a unique, dynamic instrument hailed by music-lovers and critics all over the world. The Swedish Radio Choir performs at Berwaldhallen, concert hall of the Swedish Radio, as well as on tours all over the country and the world. Also, they are heard regularly by millions of listeners on Swedish Radio P2, Berwaldhallen Play and globally through the EBU.

The award-winning Latvian conductor Kaspars Putniņš was appointed Chief Conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir in 2020. Since January 2019, its choirmaster is French orchestral and choral conductor Marc Korovitch, with responsibility for the choir’s vocal development.

The Swedish Radio Choir was founded in 1925, the same year as Sweden’s inaugural radio broadcasts, and gave its first concert in May that year. Multiple acclaimed and award-winning albums can be found in the choir’s record catalogue. Late 2023 saw the release of Kaspars Putniņš first album with the choir: Robert Schumann’s Missa sacra, recorded with organist Johan Hammarström.

Barytonen Jóhann Kristinsson kommer denna säsong att gästa bland andra Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg i Brahms Requiem och Islands Symfoniorkester i Mahlers Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. På Staatsoper Hamburg kommer han att medverka i uppsättningar av Donizettis Don Pasquale och han medverkar också i Haydns Årstiderna tillsammans med Bachakademie Stuttgart. Kristinsson har mottagit ett flertal priser, såsom juryns pris från Wiener Musikverein och han erhöll första pris i prestigefyllda Stella Maris Vocal Competition 2019. 2018 utnämndes han till årets mest lovande unga musiker i Icelandic Music Awards och året innan vann han publikens pris vid International Vocal Competition Das Lied i Heidelberg. Han har uppträtt vid festivaler som Oxford Lieder Festival och Dresdner Musikfestspiele och med dirigenter som Pier Giorgio Morandi, Bertrand de Billy, Kent Nagano och Herbert Blomstedt. Han har studerat för Bergþór Pálsson på Island och därefter vid Hanns Eisler School of Music i Berlin.


Chief conductor of the Jeune Choeur de Paris, he started a collaboration with the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart in 2013 (including a recording of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé), and also works regularly with the Chœur de Radio-France and the Choeur Accentus since 2014, for tours, radio performances, recordings, preparations and A Cappella concerts. He collaborates with many personalities, such as Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniele Gatti, Louis Langrée, Stéphane Denève, Daniel Harding, Laurence Equilbey, L. G. Alarcon… He has also conducted the WDR Rundfunkchor in 2016. In July 2016, he has prepared both the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and the NDR Chor for Berlioz’s Romeo et Juliette. In 2017, he has participate to the opening of the Seine Musical conducting the choir accentus and in 2018, he starts a collaboration with the Croatian Radio Choir. Korovitch works for many festivals: the Mozartwoche in Salzburg, Recontres Musicales d’Evian, the Festival de Radio-France in Montpellier or the festival Mozart in New York.

Approximate concert length: 2 h (with intermission)

UPBEAT: Thursday April 2nd at 6.00pm with Camilla Widebeck from Swedish Radio’s Vetenskapsradion about the conductor’s changing role throughout music history. The presentation is held in Swedish.