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.




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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: 2 hours (with intermissions)