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Welcome to the XIX Stockholm Early Music Festival!

Photo: Peter Pontvik (Foto: Iman Khayyatan)

To whom it may concert, 

Perhaps longing back to live music and arts never has been bigger than in these strange times. In the shadow of the pandemic, a whole festival has been postponed, form June to September, thanks to a gigantic puzzle work and an invaluable support from all of you! SEMF is pretty near a fifth season; the one now is raising again in the Old Town’s late-summer-bright, a through-composed all-in-one experience that deserves to be enyoed by you, from the opening to the final!  

Dazzles of Italy floats over the festival this year. Mare Nostrum takes you on a love walk with Alessandro Stradella through Rom while Oni Wytars tells in thousand and one magic melodies about Naples’s people, yards and courts.The carnival continues when Belgian Ricercar consort renders Heinrich Biber’s festive and ingenious opus. Amaze before German Die Singphonikers vocal art and ”jam” Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien’s gorgeous Scottish bagpipe swing. The starting signal: Royal sounds by Fredrick the Great and Wilhelmina av Beyreuth with virtuoso flute player Benedek Csalog and Orpheus Baroque. The surprise: Tableaux Vivants – Caravaggios master pieces as living paintings, directly from Campania! 

Welcome to your never-to-late-for-early-music-all-in-one-experience! 

Peter Pontvik
Artistic Director SEMF
Chairman NORDEM

Continue to the programme for SEMF 2020...