Four different times of day, four locations in Rome, but always overlooked by the beautiful and stately conifers. From children playing in the gardens of the Villa Borghese park under the midday sun to dawn breaking over a Roman legion marching across the Via Appia. Respighis wonderful symphonic poem Pines of Rome is starkly contrasted with Mendelssohn’s playful, exuberant and lilting Italian symphony, Symphoni No. 4 in A major.


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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.

Approximate concert length: 1 h