Shostakovich called his eleventh symphony The Year 1905 after the Russian Revolution in 1905, the prelude to the October Revolution 12 years later. In actual fact, however, it was the Hungarian Uprising in 1956 against the influence of the Soviet Union that inspired the revolutionary strains. Victoria Borisova-Ollas’s newly written cello concerto Oh Giselle, Remember Me, composed for superstar cellist Truls Mørk, is based on the same story of unrequited love as the famous ballet.


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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.

Rumänske dirigenten Cristian Măcelaru tillträder hösten 2019 som chefsdirigent för Västtyska Radions Symfoniorkester, WDR Sinfonieorchester. Sedan 2017 är han musikalisk ledare och dirigent vid Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Nyligen har han gästat BBC Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouworkestern, Orchestre National de Lyon och Halléorkestern. Dessutom har han lettt Bayerska Radions Symfoniorkester, Dresdner Philharmonie och turnerat i USA med National Symphony Orchestra of Romania. Vid Houston Grand Opera har han lett en uppsättning av Mozarts Don Giovanni regisserad av Kasper Holten. Sommaren 2019 debuterar han vid Caramoor Summer Music Festival och återvänder till festivalerna Grant Park i Chicago och Interlochen i Michigan.

With a combination of artistic integrity, intensity and elegance, the cellist Truls Mørk has played his way to the very top as a soloist. He performs with the foremost orchestras around the world and has recently performed with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Orchestre de Paris and Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, to mention but a few. Mørk has recorded the great solo concerts of Dvořák and Elgar, as well as Britten and Shostakovich, and also the collective Cello Suites of both Bach and Britten. He has also begun touring with the pianist Behzod Abduraimov. Mørk is dedicated to contemporary music and has performed more than 30 works, such as Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concerto for Three Cellos, Hafliði Hallgrímsson’s Cello Concerto and Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Towards the Horizon.

Approximate concert length: 1 hour 50 min (with intermission)