Welcome to this lunch concert where chamber music meet literature. Musicians from the Swedish Radio Symphony orchestra performs pieces by Robert Schumann, Joseph Jongen, Richard Strauss, and Henri Tomasi. Schumann’s work Vier Doppelchörige Gesänge, composed for double choir, is here set for a quartet of trombones and French horns while Liebesliedchen by Strauss, originally written for a piano trio, have been arranged for harp, cello, flute, and trombones.



Etienne Glaser is an actor, director and scriptwriter born in Copenhagen. During World War II, when Etienne was six years old, his family was forced to flee to Sweden. After graduating at the Royal Dramatic Training Academy, Glaser worked as a theatre and opera director in Sweden and abroad. He has worked as an actor, and later director, at the film and stage director Suzanne Osten’s theatre Unga Klara in Stockholm, which stages productions for children and young adults. Glaser participated in her films Mamma, Bröderna Mozart, Livsfarlig film, Skyddsängel, Tala! Det är så mörkt and Besvärliga människor. He also wrote the script for Bröderna Mozart, Livsfarlig film and Skyddsängeln. Today, Glaser is a popular reciter and public speaker.


Gianluca Calise is the principal leader in the trumpet section of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since the summer of 2019. Prior to this, Calise studied at the City of Basel Music Academy and worked at the Zürich Opera and in the Oslofilharmonien.

John Axelsson is subsitute trumpet player in the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since the mid-1990s, Axelsson has been one of the most sought after trumpet players in Sweden. He regularly performs with orchestras such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, to name a few. Since 2011, he has been principal trumpet with Västerås Sinfonietta as well as head of trumpet department at Mälardalen University in Västerås.


Pedro Silva has been a member of the Swedish Radio Orchestra since 2020. He studied at the Musical academy of Lissabon and later on for Professor Markus Maskuniitty at Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media.


James Kent is second trombonist in the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this position, Kent has played in a.o. Orchestra Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Bruckner Orchester Linz, and Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed with Munich Philharmonic, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Boston Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Since 2018, Kent is on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina and since 2020 of the Die Norddeustsche Orchesterakademie.

Martha Eikemo Andersen has been a part of the Swedish Radios Symphony Orchestra since the start of 2023. She got her musical education from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.


Approximate timings

(incl. Recitation from Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Etienne Glaser)
Soloist: Martha Eikemo Andersen, bass trombone