Konserten tar dig igenom klassiska svenska kompositörer och avslutas med ett medley ”Swedish Flag” med bland annat Ack Värmeland, Du gamla du fria och Sverige. Roberta Swedien har konserten tillsammans med kompositör Anna-Lena Laurin. Anna-Lena har komponerat för Kungliga Filharmonikerna, Malmö Operaorkester, Camerata Nordica, Norrlandsoperan, Helsingborgs symfoniorkester etc.
Det är gratis entré till konserten.
Roberta Swedien has performed on four continents for over four decades in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, television and radio appearances with repertoire ranging from Bach to Elliott Carter.
Third-generation musician, Roberta is the daughter of legendary producer, recording engineer and 5-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Swedien who has recorded Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and many more. In addition to her work in classical music, Roberta did sound design for Michael Jackson's "HIStory" album.
This concert is an armchair journey into the heart of Sweden; a celebration of Sweden's inspiring beauty and a glimpse into the landscape of the Swedish soul in words and music. Music for solo piano by Wilhelm Stenhammar, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Ture Rangström, Ingmar Milveden and Nils Lindberg is interspersed with descriptions of the Swedish countryside, Viking poetry and reminiscences by the composers. It finishes with a medley called "The Swedish Flag" which includes beloved melodies Sverige, Ack Värmeland, Du Gamla, du Fria and more.
"I'm an American with roots deep in the Swedish countryside," Roberta Swedien says "for which I'm extremely grateful. This music speaks to me with a strangely familiar voice. It feels so right. It is music of earth and water and heart and mind."