Swedish Wind Ensemble

See a concert of works by Alfven, Walton, Tarrodi, Gershwin and Lindberg

This listing is in the past.

Alfven, Hugo (1872-1960), Prodigal Son, orchestral suite (Old Mountain Hymn, Devil Polka and Marching Tune)

Walton, William (1902-1983), A Songs for the Lord Mayor's Table (arr. Högstedt)

Tarrodi, Andrea Lindberg (b. 1981), A Tribute to Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Jack Teagarden

Gershwin, George (1898-1937), An American in Paris

Lindberg, Christian (b. 1958), Dawn at Galamanta


Swedish Wind Ensemble

Christian Lindberg, Trombone

Christian Lindberg, Conductor

Helen Karabuda, Choreography

The mythical town of Galamanta – a place like somewhere close to home – is the setting for a story created by the company of musicians and dancers assembled by Share Music Sweden and performed by them to specially developed music and choreography. It is a tale of love, local politics, betrayal and murder, concluding with the song of the town itself as it tries to come to terms with its collective grief. This event is a centrepiece of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the City of London Festival, presented at the historic heart of its home in the City. This prestigious occasion demonstrates the vital contribution disabled artists can make to the cultural life of any country when given a 'level playing field' – or in this case a level performance platform – along with their professional colleagues. Dawn at Galamanta concludes an evening of varied and delightful music-making by some of Sweden's finest performers, both disabled and non-disabled, under the direction of one of the world's great solo artists, Christian Lindberg. The original work, complete with choreography and video installations to accompany the music, was first presented in Stockholm's Central Station to a large audience and to a great acclaim, justifying the awards it subsequently received. This is its UK première.

Guildhall Great Hall

Gresham Street, Barbican
London Greater London United Kingdom EC2V 7HH