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SEMF 2018

Stockholm Early Music Festival 2018
June 5 – 10 2018 in the Old Town

Flyer 2017Download the SEMF 2018
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Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Sunday 10 June 2018

SEMFestivalpass 2018

PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR SEMFESTIVALPASS!  

•The SEMFestivalpass gives you entrance to Stockholm Early Music Festival 2018.

•In The German Church you can choose your own permanent seat (the same seat for all evening concerts) within the raws 5-6-7 in the A-section.   

In order to buy you SEMFestivalpass please follow one of these alternative steps:   

A) Click on BUY TICKET and follow the instructions.  

B) Click on "Buy ticket" to some of the evening concerts in the German Church. you will be linked to a box with the question: "Säsongskort? This event is included in a season offer, would you like to purchase regular tickets or a seasonal ticket?". Please choose "I want to purchase season tickets" ("Säsongskort" is an internal denomination used by our ticket distribution provider Tickster corresponding to our "SEMFestivalpass") in order to continue with your purchase.  

C) Order your SEMFestivalpass by phone during SEMF's opening hours, non-holiday Tuesdays 10 am - 12 noon and Thursdays 1 pm - 3 pm. You will get a paying-in form by normal post and you collect your SEMFestivalpass in the ticket office during the festival 4-10 June.  

NB! in SEMF's remaining arenor seats ar not numbered. Vi ask SEMFestival owners kindly to appear 15 minutes before the concert, at the latest.   A printed copy of the festival programme booklet is included!   When purchasing on the Internet, please collect your pass in the festival ticket office by showing your printed online ticket.   The price for the SEMFestivalpass is 1 950 SEK.   

Please note that the pass is valid for all events except the Early Late Night Concert.

19:29 - 20:30Buy ticket
Tuesday 5 June 2018

Stockholm Early | Photo: Iman Khayyatan

Katarina Areskoug Mascarenhas |

With splendour the XVII SEMF 2018 opens in the Year of European Culture Heritage! Welcome!!

Opening speech by Katarina Areskoug Mascarenhas, Head of European Commission Representation in Sweden.

19:30 - 20:00The German Church

Ensemble Inégal | Photo: Vojtěch Vlk, Alexandr Vojta

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SEMF 2018 opens with a grandiose musical experience, a surprising and fascinating descovery for the listener: the Bohemian-born baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka! Contemprorary with J S Bach and G F Händel, his opus is at least of the same high quality as the one of his famous colleagues. Ensemble Inégal/Prague Baroque Soloists has been internationally acclaimed for its focused work with the music of Zelenka.

In cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

Tickets: 100 SEK / 220 SEK / 350 SEK / 450 SEK

Ensemble Inégal
20:00 - 22:00The German ChurchBuy ticket

Benjamin Åberg | Photo: Peter Knutson

Night Concert | Photo: Sarah Tehranian

At the EARLY LATE NIGHT CONCERT, you lay down comfortably on a mattres while listening to relaxed early music by candle light. This night don't miss to lie in Goldberg's footsteps for whom J.S. Bach wrote his Goldbergvariations for. With harpsichordist Benjamin Åberg's performance, this concert will be an absolutely special and wonderful time-out for you!

Tickets: 150 SEK - Limited number of matresses/seats.

NB! SEMFestivalpass is not valid for this concert!

23:00 - 23:45The Stockholm Cathedral Parish HallBuy ticket
Wednesday 6 June 2018

Annika Arnell, Marina Granlund & Harald Pettersson | Photo: Harald Pettersson

Tickets: 100 SEK (Free admission for children up to 12 years)   Admission: 15 min before the performance In Swedish!

 

10:30 - 11:15Medieval MuseumBuy ticket

Michal Smetanka | Photo: Marcin Sarota

Anna-Katarina Schatzl | Photo: Robert Kišš

Robert Egreši | Photo: ©Richard Kišš

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The Fujara is a unique Slovak wind instrument found on UNESCO's World Heritage List and is part of a large family of shepherd´s musical pipes. Experience the tradition-bearers Michal Smetanka and Robert Egreši from the Slovak part of the Carpathians. Together they also play around twenty other folk music instruments, sing and bring to live the ancestors' earliest music from the region! The singer Anna-Katarina Schatzl introduces Trávnice, the oldest known Slovak form of Meadow songs. 

In cooperation with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic.

Tickets: 120 SEK

12:00 - 13:00The Stockholm Cathedral Parish HallBuy ticket

Ann-Louice Dahlgren |

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Ann-Louice Dahlgren, National Program Manager and EU Coordinator for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 tells us about local cultural heritage in a European context.

Free admission!

European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
14:00 - 15:00The Stockholm Cathedral Parish Hall

Durani, Heidar & Ahmady | Photo: @Div.

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Tickets: 100 SEK / 200 SEK.

 

17:30 - 18:30The Finnish Church Buy ticket

Ensemble PLUS ULTRA | Photo: Cameron Slater

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Award-winning vocal ensemble Plus Ultra, is a world leading interpret of music from the 16th century. In Stockholm the ensemble performs madrigals from the epic collection The Triumphs of Oriana, composed in honour of Queen Elizabeth I. Beautiful, passionate, spicy, lovely.

In cooperation with the British Embassy.

Tickets: 100 SEK / 220 SEK / 350 SEK / 450 SEK.

Ensemble PLUS ULTRA
20:00 - 22:00The German ChurchBuy ticket
Thursday 7 June 2018

Annika Arnell • Marina Granlund • Harald Pettersson | Photo: Harald Pettersson

Note! School performance. Closed for the general audience. (in Swedish)

10:30 - 11:15Medieval Museum

Jaap ter Linden | Photo: ©Jaap ter Linden

Tickets: 150 SEK

The seminar will be held in English! In cooperation with the Swedish Society of Early Music (FFTM) and ABF.

Jaap ter Linden
12:00 - 15:00The Stockholm Cathedral Parish HallBuy ticket

Xavier Díaz-Latorre & Laberintos ingeniosos | Photo: Elisa Lorenzo

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Don't miss Cantigas de Santa María (Songs to the Blessed Virgin Mary), a great artistic legacy from Spain of the 13th century, where poetry, music, dance and theatre go hand in hand. Lutenist Xavier Díaz Latorre plays around the world having performed with Jordi Savall's ensembles, among others. He leads the star ensemble Laberintos ingeniosos, dedicated to the ”Spanish Golden Age”,  and that won international accolades in Europe, USA and Asia.

In cooperation with the Embassy of Spain.

Tickets: 100 SEK / 220 SEK / 350 SEK / 450 SEK.

20:00 - 22:00The German ChurchBuy ticket
Friday 8 June 2018

Surprise Concert

What is a Surprise Concert? You don’t know either the artist or the programme but you come anyway. Because you are courious. Because it’s exciting. Because everything old is always new at SEMF!

Tickets: 120 SEK

12:00 - 13:00The Stockholm Cathedral Parish HallBuy ticket

Vassilis Bolonassos | Photo: Sarah Tehranian

The seminar will be held in Swedish.

 

Tickets: 100 SEK

14:00 - 15:00The Stockholm Cathedral Parish HallBuy ticket

Svetoglas | Photo: Joulieta Marinova

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Mystik och skönhet - Bulgariens kyrklig-ortodoxa och folkliga sångskatt återges magnifikt i Svetoglas fyra manliga sångares röster, solister ur den berömda kören Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices. Vokalpolyfoni i arkaisk atmosfär!

Tickets: 130 SEK / 230 SEK.

18:00The Finnish Church Buy ticket

La Petite Bande | Photo: @Rik Roels

Sigiswald Kuijken (La Petite Bande) | Photo: @Rik Roels

Concert

Dir.: Sigiswald Kuijken

La Petite Bande

Le Grand Baroque

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One of the festival's highlights! La Petite Bande, founded by nobody less than Sigiswald Kuijken and Gustav Leonhardt, are rare guests in Sweden. Having recorded almost all of Bach’s ensemble music, the little orchestra offers the great baroque, performing masterpieces by J. S. Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi. And finaly, a hint: check out the viola da spalla of Maestro Kuijken, - a cello or a violin?

In cooperation with the Embassy of Belgium.

Tickets: 100 SEK / 220 SEK / 350 SEK / 450 SEK.

La Petite Bande
20:30 - 22:30The German ChurchBuy ticket

Benjamin Åberg | Photo: Peter Knutson

Night Concert | Photo: Sarah Tehranian

At the EARLY LATE NIGHT CONCERT, you lay down comfortably on a mattres while listening to relaxed early music by candle light. This night don't miss to lie in Goldberg's footsteps for whom J.S. Bach wrote his Goldbergvariations for. With harpsichordist Benjamin Åberg's performance, this concert will be an absolutely special and wonderful time-out for you! 

Tickets: 150 SEK - Limited number of matresses/seats.

NB! SEMFestivalpass is not valid for this concert!

23:00 - 23:45The Stockholm Cathedral Parish HallBuy ticket
Saturday 9 June 2018

Annika Arnell, Marina Granlund & Harald Pettersson | Photo: Harald Pettersson

Tickets: 100 SEK (Free admission for children up to 12 years)   Admission: 15 min before the performance In Swedish!

10:30 - 11:15Medieval MuseumBuy ticket

Valdis Muktupāvels • Rūta Muktupāvela | Photo: © Steve Edwin

12:00 - 13:00The Stockholm Cathedral Parish HallBuy ticket

Tidiga Klaver | Photo: ©Dan Johansson

Instrument Exhibition

SEMF has the pleasure to present an exhibition of historical instruments during the festival. European instrument makers display their treasures.

 

Free admission!

13:00 - 18:00Mäster Olofsgården

Free Admission!

14:00 - 14:45The Stockholm Cathedral Parish Hall

Flanders Recorder Quartet | Photo: Koen Beets

Tickets: 150 SEK / 280 SEK.

Flanders Recorder Quartet
18:00 - 19:00The Finnish Church Buy ticket

Berit Norbakken Solset | Photo: Maria Baaring

Who can say "no" to a cavalcade of the most beautiful oratorio arias and duets from from Maestro Handel's treasure chest? Norwegian Berit Norbakken Solset,  one of the most sought-after sopranos in Scandinavia and Swedish baroque singing expert, haute-contre Anders J. Dahlin share the stage! The fresh and vigorous Barockholm Ensemble, that gathers several renowned high profile Swedish baroque musicians, stands for the accompaniment. 

Tickets: 100 SEK / 220 SEK / 350 SEK / 450 SEK.

 

20:30 - 22:30The German ChurchBuy ticket

Benjamin Åberg | Photo: Peter Knutson

Night Concert | Photo: Sarah Tehranian

At the EARLY LATE NIGHT CONCERT, you lay down comfortably on a mattres while listening to relaxed early music by candle light. This night don't miss to lie in Goldberg's footsteps for whom J.S. Bach wrote his Goldbergvariations for. With harpsichordist Benjamin Åberg's performance, this concert will be an absolutely special and wonderful time-out for you! 

Tickets: 150 SEK - Limited number of matresses/seats.

NB! SEMFestivalpass is not valid for this concert!

23:00 - 23:45The Stockholm Cathedral Parish HallBuy ticket
Sunday 10 June 2018

Annika Arnell, Marina Granlund & Harald Pettersson | Photo: Harald Pettersson

Tickets: 100 SEK (Free admission for children up to 12 years)   Admission: 15 min before the performance In Swedish!

10:30 - 11:15Medieval MuseumBuy ticket

Schola Sancti Henrici |

Welcome to a mass in the spirit of the Middle Ages, with performing guests Schola Sancti Henrici from Helsinki. The musical focus is on Piæ Cantiones (”pious songs”) from 1582, the oldest printed music book in the Nordic Countries. These songs were perfomed by pupils ("djäknar") in the School of the Cathedral of Åbo/Turku.

Free Admission! I cooperation with the Finnish Church.

11:00 - 12:00The Finnish Church

Chloé de Guillebon | Photo: Béatrice Cruveiller

Tickets: 120 SEK

Chloé de Guillebon
12:00 - 13:00The Stockholm Cathedral Parish HallBuy ticket

Tidiga Klaver | Photo: ©Dan Johansson

Instrument Ehibition

SEMF has the pleasure to present an exhibition of historical instruments during the festival. European instrument makers display their treasures.  

Free admission!

12:00 - 17:00Mäster Olofsgården

Åsa Simma |

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The seminar will be held in Swedish!

Tickets: 100 SEK

14:00 - 15:00The Stockholm Cathedral Parish HallBuy ticket

Viol consort Les Escapades |

Tickets: 130 SEK / 230 SEK.

Viol consort Les Escapade
17:00 - 18:00The Finnish Church Buy ticket

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The Swiss-international vocal-instrumental ensemble Mala Punica – ”pomegranate” in latin – conducted by musicologist Pedro Memelsdorff has lift up the performance of music from the Middle Ages to a new level. After 400 concerts and 40 awards, the ensemble’s interpretation of the luxuriant polyphonic repertoire from the 15th century in Italy is an extraordinary experience!  

In cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland.

Tickets: 100 SEK / 220 SEK / 350 SEK / 450 SEK.

NB: NO INTERVAL

Mala Punica
19:00 - 20:30The German ChurchBuy ticket