The Royal Palace Music Festival celebrates its 40 years Anniversary
Welcome to Classical, Jazz and Folk Music
The 40th Anniversary Jubilee season is celebrated through exciting programmes and performing stars. Swedish and international opera soloists sing in the opening Jussi Bjoerling Memorial Concert, 50 years after the famous tenor’s premature death. As Grand Finale, you can enjoy Kalle Moraeus, whose talent as soloist and folk musician has gained him great popularity. In between, the Hall of State and Karl XV Hall resound of many kinds of music, from 18th Cen. Classics and opera, hot rhythms of jazz, Scandinavian folk music, to Gypsy romances from Russia and more. The renowned St. Petersburg Academy Orchestra will perform under Mats Liljefors in two programs, with rising Swedish soprano star Elin Rombo, tenor Daniel Johansson and one of today’s leading Cello soloists, Boris Andrianov as soloists. “Romance, Love and Marriage” this year’s favourite theme, becomes live in musical shape and some of Sweden’s leading jazz musicians give their version of love in sounds. Welcome and enjoy the music!
8 September at 7 pm, The Hall of State
Romantic sounds and Virtuoso singing - Tickets
Within very short time, Swedish Soprano Elin Rombo has been greeted by the international music world as one of the today’s bright opera stars, especially after her debut at the Sazburg Festival. Back in Sweden she has been engaged in principal roles at the Royal Opera and the Folk Opera in Stockholm, with immense success both with audiences and the press. At the Palace she sings a beautiful but rarely performed Cantata by Giacomo Meyerbeer, Gli Amori di Teolinda with the St. Petersburg Academy Orchestra under Mats Liljefors. It is like a short opera in one act with great music. The orchestra also plays one of Mozart’s last symphonies, Nr. 39 in E flat major.
9 September at 7 pm, The Hall of State
On Request - Tickets
Lill Lindfors is one of the most popular and well known artists in Sweden. Her contribution to Swedish Jazz and improvisation is a landmark. Besides being a great singer she is an Unesco ambassador and also an actress with a fine sense for reaching out, across the stage, to her live audiences. At the Palace she is surrounded by well known artists, such as Hector Bingert and Mats Norrefalk. The Claes Crona Trio adds vitality and variation to this programme, called “On Request”
14 September at 7 pm, The Hall of State
Music Waves - Tickets
Soprano Margareta Bengtson is known for her absolute pitch and perfect voice control. She was one of the founders of famous Real Group, a singing quintet specializing in Barber shop and improvisations. Today she has embarked upon a successful solo career, in a broad spectrum of music styles, from Classic to folk music and jazz. At the Palace concert she is joined by her brother Jan Bengtson, Principal Flute player of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm, as well as a music entertainer and folk player of high popularity. They invite the listeners to share their musical adventures, to discover beauty and feelings, and ride on Music Vawes.
16 September at 7 pm, The Hall of State
Grand Finale - Linda Lampenius and Kalle Moraeus Tickets
Linda Lampenius started to play the violin at the age of five and was made a member and soloist of the prestigious Helsinki Strings Orchestra three years later. Lampenius made her solo orchestral appearance debut with The Radio Symphony Orchestra of Finland at the age of eleven. She has toured as a soloist, concertmistress and member with many orchestras in Europe, North America and Asia. Lampenius is foremost a chamber musician, performing mainly with an accompanist, but she has also made many solo orchestral appearances after her solo career fully started in 1996. Lampenius has played with many Finnish city orchestras, Stockholm Sinfonietta and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Lampenius released her first album, "Linda Lampenius" 1999. Kalle Moraeus enjoys a broad reputation and popularity both in Sweden and internationally, based on frequent concerts and recordings in the biggest arenas as well as numerous apperances on television. He is a founder of Orsa Folk Fiddlers, has often performed with Benny Andersson (former ABBA), is a violinist of the Royal Philharmonic (on permanent leave), has his own shows, is a composer, mixes folk music, classical with entertainment. Kalle Moraeus highly enjoys the fun and excitement of improvised meetings on stage and you never know in advance how his performances will end. At the Palace Festival Grand Finale he will be joined by one or more secret soloists as well as by the Royal Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Mats Liljefors.