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Christian Lindberg with Västerås Sinfonietta

Repertoire

Leopold Mozart
Trombone Concerto in D (rev. Lindberg)
Christian Lindberg
The Erratic Dreams of Mr Grönstedt (Clarinet Concerto)
Andrea Tarrodi
Lucioles
Manuel de Falla
Suite from El amor brujo

Performers

Västerås Sinfonietta
Christian Lindberg
trombone/conductor
Emil Jonason
clarinet

A breath of fresh musical air from Sweden. Star trombonist and conductor, Christian Lindberg, joins the Västerås Sinfonietta and up and coming clarinetist Emil Jonason – both making London-debuts – for an exhilarating programme featuring two UK premieres.

Christian Lindberg has premiered over 300 works for the trombone, but here he performs Leopold Mozart’s genial D major concerto. Voted brass player of the 20th century side by side with Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong, Christian Lindberg is today nothing less than a living legend. Showcasing Lindberg’s talents as a composer is the UK premiere of his surreally-inspired clarinet concerto The Erratic Dreams of Mr Grönstedt, commissioned by the Anders Wall Foundation. This concert marks the London debut of soloist Emil Jonason – and of the Västerås Sinfonietta; based in the lakeside city of Västerås, west of Stockholm, this dynamic chamber orchestra traces its roots back to 1883.

The second UK premiere – of Lucioles (Fireflies) by young female Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi, who creates scores of shimmering beauty – is followed by a voyage south to Andalusia for Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo with its smouldering Ritual Fire Dance.

Promoted by: From Sweden Productions Productions in collaboration with Anglo-Swedish partners and sponsors, including the Embassy of Sweden in London and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK.

‘You could stick a kazoo in his hand and he´d sell the concert hall out.’

(The New York Times on Christian Lindberg)

‘The next time this marvel is in town, don´t stay away.’

(The Times)

‘A performance worthy of an Oscar among clarinetists.’

(SvD)

‘In Christian Lindberg’s new clarinet concerto Emil Jonason proves that he is the new clarinet star after Martin Fröst.’

(DN)

‘[The Grönstedt-piece] has a vitality well worth a Weber, a melodic beauty similar to Mozart and a powerful and mighty orchestration with Swedish colors.’

(GP)

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