The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra plays the sadly neglected French composer Louise Farrenc’s exuberant Overture no. 1. It is followed by the Swedish premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonens latest work, Kínēma. Soloist: principal clarinetist Niklas Andersson. The concert concludes with Ravel’s popular Suite no. 2, based on the ballet Daphnis et Chloé. All under the baton of the young British conductor Ben Glassberg.

The concert will be broadcasted in the Swedish Radio P2, Friday, March 3 at 7:03 pm.


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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.

Music Director of Opéra de Rouen Normandie, British conductor Ben Glassberg is fast making his mark on the global operatic and symphonic platform since winning the Grand Prix at the 55th Besançon Young Conductors Competition 2017 at the age of 23. Hailed for his ‘revelatory conducting’, Glassberg has become renowned for his attention to detail and ability to draw a vast depth of colours from orchestras and singers alike.

Upcoming highlights of the 2022/23 season include Verdi Rigoletto, Mozart La clemenza di Tito and Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opéra de Rouen, and the start of his new position as Principal Guest Conductor at the Volksoper Wien with titles to include Wagner Der fliegende Holländer and Otto Nicolai Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor. On the Symphonic platform, he will return as Associate Guest Conductor to Orchestre National de Lyon and also Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Former Principal Conductor of The Glyndebourne Tour, Glassberg made his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017 conducting a performance of Mozart La clemenza di Tito, and has returned frequently since. Titles in the festival have included Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio, and Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore.

Recent symphonic work has included debuts with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the BBC Proms, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, BBC Concert Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra amongst others.

Approximate concert length: 1 hour