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Christmas Edition 2016

Welcome, dear early music friends!

V SEMF Christmas Edition offers you a wonderful whole afternoon experience of Early Music in a Christmas-like atmosphere, with some of Sweden's most prominent artists in the field. Let yourself deep down in the soundworld of early music and enjoy one of the oldest theater forms in the world, in an extraodinary historical environment!

We wish to thank Helge A:x Johnson's foundation and V50 Restaurant for making this event possible.

Peter Pontvik
Artistic Director SEMF

Saturday 3 December 2016

Vassilis Bolonassos | Photo: ©Sarah Tehranian

For only 390 SEK you can attend all three concerts of the festival with a Swedish "fika" included! NB - limited number of passes!
 
 
Festival compère: Vassilis Bolonassos 

15:29 - 22:01XVII Century Vault under V50 Restaurant

Photo: ©kellybiddle.se

V SEMF Christmas Edition opens with a warming coffee and gluh wine mingle hosted in the halls of the Restaurant V50 (Västerlånggatan 50, Gamla stan).
 
Included in the festival pass!
 
For the other guests: 60 SEK for gluh wine/ coffee, along with saffron bun (lussekatt) and ginger bread (pepparkaka).

15:30 - 16:00XVII Century Vault under V50 Restaurant

Anna Paradiso & Dan Laurin |

A concert with Christmas fragrance in a pastoral spirit, along with Italian Bagpipe dances, makes up a refined and idylic soundscape. The "father of Swedish Baroque music" meets his contemprary French companions. Dan Laurin, world famous Swedish recorder player with a distinct sound awareness and stage presence, is being accompanied by the temperamental and acclaimed harpsichordist Anna Paradiso.
 
Music by Johan Helmich Roman, François Couperin och Jacques-Martin Hotteterre le Romain.
 
Ticket price: 150 SEK

16:00 - 16:50XVII Century Vault under V50 Restaurant

Lisa Björkström | Photo: Ulla Montan

A millenial tradition! Shadow play has fascinated and still spellbindes people all over the world. From the origins by the fireplace, where stories about the hunt or creation myths gathered people around at night, to the religious shadow plays and puppet theatre. A magical world wrapped in speaking silence. Lisa Björkström is a freelancing puppet maker, puppeteer, set designer, educator and animator, as well as the co-founder of Dockteaterkollektivet.
 
Free admission with SEMFestivalpass or with a ticket for any of this evening's concerts!
 

About Lisa Björkström
17:30 - 17:45XVII Century Vault under V50 Restaurant

©Fleder |

Christmas peace is provided by the beautiful vocal polyphony of the Renaissance, from the Nordic countries and the Iberian peninsula, whith the ensemble members  offering their own favourite delights, pieces of a cappella music, a welcome pause in the rush hour before Christmas.

Fleder: A lovely sounding unity made up of four beautiful and forged voices belonging to the most requested ensemble singers in Stockholm, that otherwise can be heard in the Swedish Radio Choir and Eric Ericson's Chamber Choir: Jessica Bäcklund (soprano), Charlotta Hedberg (alto), Love Tronner (tenor), Rickard Collin (bass)
 
Music by Perotinus, Tomás Luis de Victoria, William Byrd and from Piæ Cantiones.
 
Ticket price: 150 SEK

Vocal Quartet Fleder
18:00 - 18:50XVII Century Vault under V50 Restaurant

V Christmas Edition

Light Dinner

Restaurant V50 offers a light dinner and something to drink with a discount for tonight's guests with a concert ticket or festival pass.

19:00 - 20:15XVII Century Vault under V50 Restaurant

Lisa Björkström | Photo: Ulla Montan

A millenial tradition! Shadow play has fascinated and still spellbindes people all over the world. From the origins by the fireplace, where stories about the hunt or creation myths gathered people around at night, to the religious shadow plays and puppet theatre. A magical world wrapped in speaking silence. Lisa Björkström is a freelancing puppet maker, puppeteer, set designer, educator and animator, as well as the co-founder of Dockteaterkollektivet.
 
Free admission with SEMFestivalpass or with a ticket for any of this evening's concerts!

About Lisa Björkström
20:30 - 20:45XVII Century Vault under V50 Restaurant

©Karl Nyhlin | Photo: Elias Gammelgård

Karl Nyhlin performs Scottish and English, courtly and popular music from the early 1600s on his ”Christmas-tuned” renaissance lute. Tonight's artist is considered one of the world's leading lute players of his generation, holding the position of principal lute of The Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra and has toured in over 35 countries on six continents. Easy Listening Early Music in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere!
 
Music by John Dowland, Robert Johnson, Daniel Bacheler, Anthony Holborne and Scottish anonymous composers.
 
Ticket price: 150 SEK

Karl Nyhlin
21:15 - 22:00XVII Century Vault under V50 Restaurant