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Conductor Simon Crawford-Phillips and Hannah Holgersson at Musikaliska
Conductor Simon Crawford-Phillips and Hannah Holgersson at Musikaliska

What a colorful afternoon, this past Saturday, at the concert hall Musikaliska, Stockholm. The concert (as part of the Baltic Sea Festival/Östersjöfestivalen 2016) celebrated...

Hannah Holgersson getting ready for concert.
Hannah Holgersson getting ready for concert.
Musica Vitae during dress rehearsal at Musikaliska. Musica Vitae during dress rehearsal at Musikaliska.
...the Swedish composer Carin Malmlöf-Forssling 100 years, and I contributed by singing her expressive and emotional  In Memoriam. This piece is written for solo soprano voice, and to let the audience be surrounded by the melody lines, I was standing at the balcony performing!

After intermission I got the opportunity to sing three songs by Benjamin Britten, originally composed for the song cycle Les Illuminations. Britten chose while finishing the cycle to leave some songs behind, these three songs included. It was a great pleasure doing this amazing music with Musica Vitae, the artistic leader Malin Broman and conductor Simon Crawford-Phillips. Thank you all!!

The concert was broadcasted by Swedish Radio, P2, and can be listened to here:
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/774334?programid=4427

Johanna Paulsson, Dagens Nyheter, gives her concert review here:
http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/scenrecensioner/musica-vitae-release-malmlof-forssling-100-ar-pa-ostersjofestivalen-pa-musikaliska/
Hannah Holgersson back stage at Musikaliska
Hannah Holgersson back stage at Musikaliska
Hannah Holgersson and Musica Vitae performing Benjamin Britten. Photo: Carl Unander-Scharin
Hannah Holgersson and Musica Vitae performing Benjamin Britten. Photo: Carl Unander-Scharin
Hannah Holgersson, Musica Vitae and Simon Crawford-Phillips. Photo: Anders Paulsson
Hannah Holgersson, Musica Vitae and Simon Crawford-Phillips. Photo: Anders Paulsson

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