For centuries the past has been the source of inspiration for artists, not least those dedicated to the craft of musical composition. It was merely the idea of Greek music and the role that it purportedly played in ancient society that gave birth, at the turn of the seventeenth century, to the most extravagant of all genres, opera.
The festival O/MODƏRNT (Omodernt) celebrates this “looking back” to the past by exploring the relationships between the work of old composers and the artistic and intellectual creations of modern culture, be it in music, art, dance, theatre, film, poetry, literature, academia and so forth.
Each year a single composer closely contemporary with the period when the Ulriksdals Castle Theatre Confidencen first rose to life will be the guiding spirit of the festival. This year it will be the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi.
Ulriksdals Castle Theatre, Confidencen is the oldest Rococo theatre in Sweden, situated in the heart of Sweden’s first National City Park. Amidst idyllic gardens, rare flora and fauna, and a Royal Palace, visitors come to breathe the air of a bygone era.
Sunday 17 June, 4.00 pm
ON THE LIMITS OF TONALITY: MONTEVERDI MEETS SCHOENBERG
LEONHARD STRING QUARTET
CHARLES ECONOMOU piano
MARK TATLOW cembalo
BJÖRN GRANATH speaker
Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Canzonette and Madrigali
Ode to Napolean, op. 49