- Leopold Mozart
- Trombone Concerto in D (rev. Lindberg)
- Christian Lindberg
- The Erratic Dreams of Mr Grönstedt (Clarinet Concerto)
- Andrea Tarrodi
- Manuel de Falla
- Suite from El amor brujo
- Västerås Sinfonietta
- Christian Lindberg
- Emil Jonason
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.’
‘In Christian Lindberg’s new clarinet concerto Emil Jonason proves that he is the new clarinet star after Martin Fröst.’
‘[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.’