About The Concert Weekends
About the Concert Weekends
Concept Pia Forsgren
Musical selection Susanne Jaresand
Sets Pia Forsgren and Tomas Franck
Lighting Kenneth Björk
In the autumn of 2000 The Jewish Theatre arranged five musical weekends with mainly Jewish composers from different eras and countries. In collaboration with some of Sweden’s finest interpreters of art music, a unique series of concerts was created, transforming the Jewish Theatre’s auditorium into a concert hall with sets by Pia Forsgren and Tomas Franck.
The music was selected by the choreographer Susanne Jaresand. At each event short dance works were also performed by the dancers Anja Birnbaum and Katarina Eriksson. The events were hosted by Simon Norrthon.
The concert series was launched on 23-24 September with a programme that included Hebrew Songs by Maurice Ravel and works by the modern composers Morton Feldman, Mauricio Kagel and Christian Wolff, performed by Ivo Nilsson, Anna Lindal and Kristine Scholz and others.
Old vocal music and contemporary music for wind instruments
Music by Felix Mendelssohn, Albert Rubenson and Salomone Rossi was performed by the lyrical soprano Jeanette Köhn, accompanied by Love Derwinger, among others. Erik Steen and Rogelio de Badajoz played Andalusian-inspired music. Stockholms Saxofonkvartett performed works by Dror Feiler and Arie Shapira.
Arnold Schönberg and his students Anton Webern, Alban Berg and Nikos Skalkottas were presented by musicians Anna Lindal, Eva Lindal and Chrichan Larsson, among others. Staffan Scheja played Gustav Mahler’s piano quartet.
Contemporary vocal music and string quartets
Mezzo soprano Katija Dragojeviã and others, accompanied by Anders Kilström. At the same event, Olivier Messiaen string quartet Quatour pour La fin du Temps was performed by Staffan Scheja, Anna Lindal, Thorleif Thedéen and Staffan Mårtensson.
The concert series concluded with 35 musicians on stage! The programme for the evening included Leonard Bernstein’s Prelude Fugue and Riffs for big band, Aaron Copland’s clarinet concerto with Jonas Dominique conducting and Martin Fröst as soloist; Piano Phase transposed for Lute by Steve Reich, performed by Peter Söderberg and Sven Åberg; Jeanette Köhn and Staffan Scheja performed songs by Rossi and Barber; Ludvig van by Mauricio Kagel was played by Mats Persson and Kristine Scholz and others.
Pia Forsgren and Tomas Franck