SVENSKTOPPEN 60 YEARS
Svensktoppen has presented the latest Swedish top hits to Swedish radio audiences since 1962. The programme celebrates 60 years on air along with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Erik Arvinder. The evening is hosted by Carolina Norén. Soloists are Petra Marklund, Björn Dixgård from Mando Diao, Peter Jöback and Cornelia Jakobs.
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is known worldwide as one of Europe’s most versatile orchestras with an exciting and varied repertoire and a constant striving to break new ground The multi-award-winning orchestra has been praised for its exceptional, wide-ranging musicianship as well as collaborations with the world’s foremost composers, conductors and soloists.
Permanent home of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1979 is Berwaldhallen, the Swedish Radio’s concert hall. In addition to the audience in the hall, the orchestra reaches many many listeners on the radio and the web and through it´s partnership with EBU. Several concerts are also broadcast and streamed on Berwaldhallen Play and with Swedish Television, offering the audience more opportunities to come as close as possible to one of the world’s top orchestras.
“The orchestra has a unique combination of humility, sensibility and musical imagination”, says Daniel Harding, Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2007. “I have never had a concert with the orchestra where they haven’t played as though their lives depended on it!”
The first radio orchestra was founded in 1925, the same year that the Swedish Radio Service began its broadcasts. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra received its current name in 1967. Through the years, the orchestra has had several distinguished Music Directors. Two of them, Herbert Blomstedt and Esa-Pekka Salonen, have since been appointed Conductors Laureate.
Approximate concert lenght: 2 hours including intermission
CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRING QUARTET
Enthralling music by American composer Gabriella Smith and Igor Stravinsky’s condensed and imaginative Concertino for String Quartet. Also Hindemith’s ingenious second string quartet.
CLASSIC FILMS WITH LIVE MUSIC
Experience three of film history’s silent film classics at Berwaldhallen together with live music by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Soprano Camilla Tilling performs Daniel Nelson’s Chaplin Songs for the first time in Berwaldhallen. Also featured is a musical tribute to Ralph Vaughan Williams on his 150th anniversary.