Ludwig van Beethoven is portrayed in a different and thought-provoking way by Israeli composer Ella Milch-Sheriff: her monodrama The Eternal Stranger is based on a strange and suggestive dream described by Beethoven himself and portrays Beethoven in an altogether new and unexpected fashion. Do not miss this unique tribute to the legendary composer, premiered by conductor and pianist Omer Meir Wellber, who also presents Bach’s The Art of Fugue in new and exciting arrangements by Sven-David Sandström among others.


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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.


Israeli actor Eli Danker is at home both on the theatrical stages of Israel and in front of the cameras of Hollywood. After studying at the Acting Institute of the Beit Zvi School of the Performing Arts in Israel and at the HB Studio in New York, Eli Danker became an ensemble member of Jerusalem’s Khan Theatre, where his broad-based talent quickly became apparent. Thus, he played a wide range of roles, including Rogozin in Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, Collie Couch in Bertold Brecht’s In the Thicket of Cities, the circus horse Negro Kaballo in Erich Kästner’s May 35 or Konrad Rides to the South Seas or Dumbo in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. At Israel’s National Theater Habimah, to which he soon transferred, he played the following roles, among others: Jason in Medea, Orsino in Was ihr wollt, Menelaos in Die Troerinnen and Mortimer in Maria Stuart. He received a scholarship from the French government to study pantomime at the Jacques Lecoq École. As a result, he was hired by the Israeli Opera as Master Of The House in Les Miserables. After being cast alongside Klaus Kinski and Diane Keaton in the film The Little Drummer Girl, shot in Munich, Eli Danker’s film and television career took off. Since 1985, he divides his time between the stages of Israel and film productions worldwide. Some of his recent films include Viktor with Gérard Depardieu, My Mom’s New Boyfriend with Antonio Banderas and Meg Ryan, Undisputed II: Last Man Standing and the American TV series 24: Legacy. Eli Danker is a member of the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv, where he most recently played the cook in Bertold Brecht’s Mother Courage and can now be seen in Saturday Night Fever. Eli Danker has collaborated with Omer Meir Wellber for Strawinsky‘s Histoire du soldat and Ella Milch-Scheriff’s ”The Eternal Stranger” which had its world premiere with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig in February 2020.

Approximate concert length: 1 h 45 min (with intermission)