Concert with the Royal Swedish Orchestra & the Royal Swedish Opera Choir
Concert with the Royal Swedish Orchestra and the Royal Swedish Opera Choir
A concert with the Royal Swedish Orchestra and the Royal Swedish Opera Chorus. Ralph Vaughan William’s astonishingly beautiful Serenade to Musicfor chorus, 16 soloists and orchestra is based on a moonlit scene from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. Andrea Tarrodi found inspiration for Liguriaduring a walk among the small fishing villages that line the coast of northern Italy, listening to the sound of waves crashing against the rocks. It is almost like a film by Fellini.
After the intermission the RSO performs one of Beethoven’s most beloved symphonies, No. 3 the Eroica. Legend has it that Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, later King Charles XIV John of Sweden, asked Beethoven to write a piece of music in tribute to General Bonaparte. Most famous is the slow second movement, the funeral march or “Marcia funebre”.
The backbone of the Opera is the Royal Swedish Orchestra. Music unites our different art forms, defining and underpins our entire operations. On a couple of occasions each season, you will have the opportunity to get a little closer to Royal Swedish Orchestra, whose almost 500 years of creative energy can be enjoyed in unique concerts.
Serenade to Music
ANDREA TARRODI (Born 1981)
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)
Towards the unknown region
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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Symphony no 3 “Eroica”