Swedish Weekend

02 September 2011




This year, we are delighted to present a weekend celebrating Swedish song. We welcome a superbly talented set of artists, including Miah Persson, Anna Larsson and Susanna Andersson; performing works by well-established composers such as Nystroem and Stenhammer, as well as the world première performance of Carin Bartosch Edström’s Four Nocturnal Songs.


As a part of this weekend, Oxford Lieder makes its first foray into orchestral lieder. Njabulo Madlala and Ida Falk Winland perform Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Symphony no. 4 with the Aurora Orchestra, one the country’s most exciting chamber orchestras, in this must-see concert!


As well as these concerts, Bo Skaström from the University of Stockholm, and mezzo-soprano Mae Heydorn will be giving a lively introductory talk on singing in Swedish. We are also thrilled to welcome baritone Håken Hakegård, who will be working in masterclass with some talented young musicians, as well as a Q&A  following a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s enchanting film of Mozart’s Die Zaubeflöte.


The Swedish Weekend would not be possible without the very generous support of: Musik I Syd, the Embassy of Sweden, Gehrmans Musikförlag (click here to download their remarkably comprehensive Swedish Song Catalogue) and Nota Bene Productions.


Calendar of Events

2.30pm Friday 21st October - Masterclass given by Håken Hagegård

8pm Friday 21st October - Aurora Orchestra, Ida Falk Winland & Njabulo Madlala

10am Saturday 22nd October - "An Introduction to Singing in Swedish"

12pm Saturday 22nd October - Ida Falk Winland, Håken Vramsmo & Matti Hirvonen

1pm Saturday 22nd October - Swedish lunch, hosted by the Swedish Embassy

3pm Saturday 22nd October - Ingmar Bergman's The Magic Flute: screening + Q&A with Håken Hagegård

8pm Saturday 22nd October - Anna Larsson & Matti Hirvonen

10pm Saturday 22nd October - Susanna Andersson & Sholto Kynoch

8pm Sunday 23rd October - Miah Persson & Matti Hirvonen

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