PRIMEVAL LIGHT AND NIGHT SHADOW
Livets stora och eviga frågor är temat för konserten, då Radiokören och Peter Dijkstra bjuder på musik av makarna Mahler i arrangemang av Clytus Gottwald. Brahms vemodiga Fem sånger för a cappellakör, Staffan Storms dramatiska musik och Arnolds Schönbergs vackra Friede auf Erden förstärker budskapet om fred och rättvisa i världen.
Konserten sänds på Berwaldhallen Play samt i Sveriges Radio P2 fredagen den 20 maj kl 19:00
Change of program: Staffan Storm, Hymne and Gustav Mahler/Gottwald, Im Abendrot, which were previously part of the program have been replaced by Arnold Schönberg, Friede auf Erden and Gustav Mahler/Gottwald, Ich bin der Weld abhanden gekommen
For more than 90 years, the Swedish Radio Choir has contributed to the development of the Swedish a cappella tradition. Under the leadership of legendary conductor Eric Ericson, the choir earned great international renown. It is still hailed as one of the best choirs in the world. The choir members’ ability to switch between powerful solo performances and seamlessly integrating themselves in the ensemble creates a unique and dynamic instrument praised by critics and music lovers alike, as well as by the many guest conductors who explore and challenge the choir’s possibilities.
Permanent home of the Swedish Radio Choir since 1979 is Berwaldhallen, the Swedish Radio’s concert hall. In addition to the seated audience, the choir reaches millions of listeners on the radio and the web through Klassiska konserten i P2. Several concerts are also broadcast and streamed on Berwaldhallen Play, offering the audience more opportunities to come as close as possible to one of the world’s top choirs.
With the 2020–2021 season, Kaspars Putniņš begins his tenure as the tenth Music Director of the Swedish Radio Choir. Since January 2019, Marc Korovitch is the choirmaster of the Swedish Radio Choir with responsibility for the ensemble’s continued artistic development. Two of the orchestra’s former Music Directors, Tõnu Kaljuste and Peter Dijkstra, were appointed Conductors Laureate in November 2019. Both maintain a close relationship with the choir and make regular guest appearances.
The Swedish Radio Choir was founded the same year as the Swedish Radio Service began its broadcasts and the choir had its first concert in May 1925. Right from the start, the choir had high ambitions with a conscious aim to perform contemporary music.
Approximate concert length: 1 hour (no intermission)
SWEDISH SUMMER NIGHT - HUGO ALFVÉN 150 YEAR
Performance in tribute to Hugo Alfvén, one of Sweden’s foremost composers who was born in May 150 years ago.
GOD IN DISGUISE
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir in an early summer programme featuring music by Lars-Erik Larsson, Hugo Alfvén, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Ethel Smyth and Carl Reinecke.
RACHMANINOFF’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2
The young French pianist Lucas Debargue meets the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, led by Maxim Emelyanychev.