New Concert Season

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.

Urban-o-rama premiere

Urban-o-rama premiere

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

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
//Daniel Nelson

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My Inner Disco with the Manchester Collective

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

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.

The Little Prince Suite

The Little Prince Suite

March 16, 2017 will see the premiere performance of The Little Prince Suite for orchestra, played and commissioned by the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, and conducted by David Björkman. The Little Prince Suite is a 27-minute extract from the two-act ballet of the same name which was premiered by the Nordic Chamber Orchestra and David Björkman, together with Norrdans, during the 2015/2016 season. The ballet has since its premiere been performed some 30 times in three countries.

Performances also in Örnsköldsvik on the 17th March, and Umeå on the 18th March, 2017.

Electric Graffiti

Electric Graffiti

The world premiere of Daniel Nelson’s new concerto for electric guitar and orchestra, Electric Graffiti, will take place on 23 April, 2015, in Västerås. The Västerås Sinfonietta will be led by Candian conductor Julian Kuerti  and with renowned Swedish guitarist Mats Bergström as the soloist. Electric Graffiti will be recorded by the Swedish Radio for broadcast later during the season. For more information about tickets, please see the homepage of Västerås Sinfonietta.