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European Day of Early Music 2014

Welcome to Celebrate European Day of Early Music!

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UNESCO patrons the EDEM

On 21st March 2014, the second edition of the European Day of Early Music will be celebrated all over Europe. While the first edition of this celebration in 2013 was supported by Androulla Vassiliou, member of the European Commission, the 2014 event will be under the patronnage of UNESCO.

According to Irina Bokova, general director of UNESCO « without any doubt, this day will contribute to promote the musical heritage and artistic creation. Therefore, I can only congratulate the organizers for this initiative, which is fully in line with UNESCO objectives to promote the intercultural dialogue. »

On 21st March, the first day of spring and birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, many concerts, conferences and other events in several countries will bring awareness on the diversity of the European historical musical heritage. A number of these events will be available to wide audiences through online live streamings. The project is also realised in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Peter Pontvik, President of REMA, comments: “We are very pleased with the increased interest in Early Music and the UNESCO patronage which connects the European Day of Early Music with the world.”

Friday 21 March 2014

Maria Keohane, soprano |

If J.S. Bach had lived in Sweden, he might have written traditional Swedish folk music as chorals from Dalarna. Art music and  folk music – two multifaceted worlds connected through bridges of beauty and virtuosity.
The soprano Maria Keohane  explores arias from Bach´s cantatas and seeks to reflect them in the Swedish folk music tradition – both a challenge and a source of inspiration. Maria is accompanied by several prestigious musicians:
Nils-Erik Sparf, baroque violin, Mime Yamahiro Brinkman, baroque cello and Magnus Kjellsson, organ and cembalo. A Swedish birthday greeting to Johann Sebastian on European Day of Early Music!

19:30 - 20:30The German Church

For the first time in Swedish history will Central Station Stockholm be filled with early music during a whole day! The second edition of European Day of Early Music will be celebrated Friday 21 March with a performance every half hour between 10 AM och 5.30 PM. A number of Swedish early music musicians and artists will appear on stage and several  organizers from the early music industry will be in place. Don´t miss this opportunity, stop for a moment and listen when you are on your way to or from work! This will also be the release day for tickets concerning the XIII SEMF summer festival (4-8 June 2014) - take the opportunity to book your SEMFestival pass or tickets for your favorite consert, en passant! 

European Day of Early Music on Central Station Stockholm is an arrangement by Stockholm Early Music Festival in cooperation with REMA (European Early Music Network), EBU (European Broadcasting Union) and under the patronage of UNESCO

European Day of Early Music will be streamed live through REMA.

PROGRAMME

10 am        Inauguration speech by MADELEINE SJÖSTEDT, Vice Mayor for Culture and Real Estate of the City of Stockholm

10.10 am   Drottningholms Baroque Ensemble

10.30 am   Drottningholms Baroque Ensemble

11 am        The Little Academy (dir. Mark Tatlow)

11.30 am   The Romeo & Juliet Choir

12 noon     Per Gross, recorder and Leif Karlsson, percussion

12.30 noon Per Gross, recorder and Leif Karlsson, percussion

1 pm            Pied en l'air (baroque dance)

1.30 pm       Pied en l'air (baroque dance)

2 pm            Christina Larsson Malmberg, soprano and Anna Paradiso, harpsichord

2.30 pm       The Swedish Early Music Society´s string ensemble

3 pm            The Royal College of Music teacher´s ensemble: Dan Laurin recorder, Ann Wallström violin and Mayumi Kamata, harpsichord

3.30 pm       The Royal College of Music teacher´s ensemble: Dan Laurin recorder, Ann Wallström violin and Mayumi Kamata, harpsichord

4 pm            Speech by Ms KERSTIN LUNDMAN, Deputy Secretary-General of the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO

4.10 pm        The Royal College of Music student´s ensemble: Elin Nilsson baroque violin, Jana Langenbruch recorder, Stina Petterson, baroque cello, Andrea Ravandoni, viola

4.30 pm         The Royal College of Music student´s ensemble: Elin Nilsson baroque violin, Jana Langenbruch, recorder, Stina Petterson, baroque cello, Andrea Ravandoni viola

5 pm               Ensemble Villancico (dir Peter Pontvik)

5.30 pm          Ensemble Villancico (dir Peter Pontvik)

 

 

 

10:00 - 18:00Stockholm Central Station