MAJA FRANCIS’ & ANNA TERNHEIM’S NASHVILLE
Anna Ternheim and Maja Francis connected during the 2022 edition of popular TV programme Så mycket bättre, finding common experiences in their musical lives. Both have lived in and recorded songs in Nashville, known as the home of country music. This concert presents a selection of their own songs, as well as classics from the country repertoire, highlighting the genre’s important storytelling heritage.
The concert will be broadcasted in the Swedish Radio P4 Friday, March 29 at 7:03 pm.
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is known worldwide as one of Europe’s most versatile orchestras with an exciting and varied repertoire and a constant striving to break new ground The multi-award-winning orchestra has been praised for its exceptional, wide-ranging musicianship as well as collaborations with the world’s foremost composers, conductors and soloists.
Permanent home of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1979 is Berwaldhallen, the Swedish Radio’s concert hall. In addition to the audience in the hall, the orchestra reaches many many listeners on the radio and the web and through it´s partnership with EBU. Several concerts are also broadcast and streamed on Berwaldhallen Play and with Swedish Television, offering the audience more opportunities to come as close as possible to one of the world’s top orchestras.
“The orchestra has a unique combination of humility, sensibility and musical imagination”, says Daniel Harding, Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2007. “I have never had a concert with the orchestra where they haven’t played as though their lives depended on it!”
The first radio orchestra was founded in 1925, the same year that the Swedish Radio Service began its broadcasts. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra received its current name in 1967. Through the years, the orchestra has had several distinguished Music Directors. Two of them, Herbert Blomstedt and Esa-Pekka Salonen, have since been appointed Conductors Laureate.
Approximate duration: 2 hours with intermission
The Rake’s Progress According to Barbara Hannigan
A semi-staged performance of Igor Stravinsky’s opera with renowned conductor Barbara Hannigan, the Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and soloists from Equilibrium Young Artists.
Harding, Gerhaher & Mahler
Gustav Mahler’s emotionally charged Rückert-Lieder with baritone Christian Gerhaher and Mahler’s seventh symphony interpreted by music director Daniel Harding.
Acclaimed soloist Alison Balsom plays the Swedish premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ trumpet concerto and conductor Cristian Măcelaru presents orchestral works by Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland.