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MUSICAL STORYTELLING: SLEEPING BEAUTY

The young conductor Ryan Bancroft has made an amazing journey from growing up in Los Angeles, through studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow to employment as music director of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the first American ever on the post. On his first guest play in Berwaldhallen, he gives his own concert suite from Tchaikovsky’s immortal fairy tale ballet from 1889, an exquisite composition of the central parts of the ballet’s act.

 

 


SVERIGES RADIOS SYMFONIORKESTER arrow Live in P2 25 OCT, 19:00 Print

Change of conductor and program - Ryan Bancroft replaces David Zinman, which also includes a change of program, see below.

Participants

 

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of Europe’s most versatile orchestras, with a worldwide reputation and a repertoire that combines the major classical works as well as exciting new music. In collaboration with the most important conductors, soloists and composers, there is a constant striving to break new ground. The orchestra’s extensive and high-quality music-making has been rewarded with numerous prizes and accolades and they regularly perform at international festivals and concert halls. “The orchestra has a unique combination of humility, sensibility and musical imagination”, says Daniel Harding, chief conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. “I have never had a concert with the orchestra where they haven’t played as though their lives depended on it!” he continues. The first radio orchestra was formed in 1925, the same year that the Swedish Radio Service began its broadcasts and since then the orchestra’s concerts have always been broadcast by the Swedish Radio. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra received its current name in 1967 and over the years has had such distinguished chief conductors as Sergiu Celibidache, Herbert Blomstedt and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Approximate concert length: 2 hours (with intermissions)

UPBEAT: Thursday at 6 pm, with the evenings host Pernilla Eskilsdotter.