A Short Treatise on Whirligigs and Whammy Diddles
New work for violin and flute will be premiered at Klubb Krinolin, in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday, May 25. A Short Treatise on Whirligigs and Whammy Diddles was written for and commissioned by Duo Z, with funding by the Swedish Arts Council.
Hope to see you there!
Happening in 2021
Lots of things to look forward to in 2021! Primarily, many concerts have been moved from last year. But there are also several premieres which will hopefully be happening:
- Chaplin Songs, for soprano, choir, and orchestra will be given it’s premiere in the fall with the Swedish Radio SO and Radio Choir.
- A short Treatise on Whirligigs and Whammy Diddles will also be given it’s first performance this fall by Duo Z.
- A new work for musical theater entitled Planet B will be premiered for school children in the Stockholm area during April, and then go on tour in the fall. The work is written for philosopher, bass voice, cello, and clarinet. Libretto by Tuvalisa Rangström.
- In the making is also a children’s opera, commissioned by The Swedish Royal Opera with texts by Irena Kraus which will premiere in 2022, as well a new work for string orchestra Musica Vitae and a short piece for violinist Johan Dalene, the latter commissioned by the Swedish Radio.
New Concert Season
New season, new concerts, and hopefully better times for all musicians. Among this season’s highlights are performances by the Münich Philharmonie, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, and the Swedish Radio Choir. November will see the premier of Chaplin Songs for choir, orchestra and soprano soloist. This 45-minute oratorio sets the final speech from Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. Also during the fall, A Short Treatise on Whirligigs and Whammy Diddles will be given its first performance by Duo Z.
First out, however, is a streamed concert of Döden & Julia, with violinist Malin Broman, soprano Karolina Bengtsson, and string orchestra Musica Vitae.
Wednesday 11th of March will see the premiere of two new songs by Daniel Nelson. Both songs set texts by Emily Dickinson. They will be performed at the Stockholm Concert House by acclaimed soprano Ida Falk Winland and collaborative pianist Magnus Svensson.
2020 kicks of with the American premiere of Nelson’s orchestral fanfare Steampunk Blizzard, by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra, Alaska, and their Music Director finalist Scott Seaton.
Performances on the 25th and 26th of January.
On 3 December 2019, the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic will be premiering a new orchestral work, Urban-o-rama, at the Waterfront Congress Center in Stockholm, Sweden. The work was commissioned for the annual gathering of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Two of the work’s three movements will be played: Entropy & Negentropy. Conductor for the event is David Björkman.
Note from Nelson
There will hopefully be an update of this homepage in the fall, which is the main reason that there has been so little news information posted here in the past 6 months.
Among next season’s concert dates, look out for performances by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Nordic Chamber Orchestra, the premiere of Döden & Julia violinist Malin Broman, soprano Karolina Bengtsson and string orchestra Musica Vitae, as well as concerts in Salzburg and Berliner Philharmonic.
Have a great summer
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My Inner Disco with the Manchester Collective
New and exciting chamber ensemble, The Manchester Collective will be performing Nelson’s My Inner Disco, for accordion and string quartet, on three upcoming concerts in Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds, May 18-21, 2017. For more information can be found on the group’s homepage: Manchester Collective.
Oklahoma Composer’s Orchestra
The Oklahoma Composer’s Orchestra will be featuring two orchestral works by Daniel Nelson on their upcoming concert, 25 May, 2017. The short orchestral fanfare, Force of a Rainbow will open the concert, while clarinetist Lisa Kachouee will play the Clarinet Concerto to close this concert, which also features works by American composers Chelsea Williamson, Cooper Baldwin, and Patrick Conlon. The orchestra will be led by conductor Jamie Wind Whitmarsh.