Borisova-Ollas and Tchaikovsky

This spring at Berwaldhallen, discover Victoria Borisova-Ollas! Global star Martin Fröst performs her critically acclaimed Clarinet Concerto, a piece inspired by ancient Egypt, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The title of the concerto, Golden Dances of the Pharaohs, reveals the background of the piece: we have gotten to know the remnants of the powerful Egypt, but their sounds have been lost in time. What did their voices sound like? What about their music and dances? Mendelssohn wrote concert overture Meeresstille and Glückliche Fahrt to two poems by Goethe at the age of 19, and gives the image of a calm and sultry, but successful sailing trip. Tchaikovsky depicts the destiny of the unhappily in love Francesca da Rimini, described by Dante in The Divine Comedy.




The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra serves as a symphony orchestra for the whole of Sweden. Regardless of where you live you can listen to the orchestra’s concerts through the Swedish Radio’s broadcasts or on their website, and several concerts are also shown on Swedish Television. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the best and most versatile orchestras in Europe – perhaps even in the world. Every year they perform well-loved works from the classical repertoire as well as new music by exciting contemporary composers such as Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Magnus Lindberg and Unsuk Chin. In addition they perform music from popular films and computer and video games and collaborate with leading jazz, pop and rock artists in a constant endeavour to develop and to break new ground.

Martin Fröst is one the most eminent virtuosos of his instrument. He performs all over the globe, not only with the traditional repertoire but also with works written specially for him. He is currently continuing his artistic collaboration with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in Minnesota and will be launching the Retropia project, a sequel to the critically acclaimed Genesis. Fröst is also Artist-in-Residence at L’Auditori in Barcelona, a position he previously held at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at London’s Wigmore Hall. Beginning in the autumn of 2019, Martin Fröst will be the chief conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

Concert length: 1 h 15 min