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Since time immemorial the past has been a source of inspiration for artists in every creative field. Festival O/Modernt (Swedish for ‘Un/Modern’) celebrates the imaginative interchange between old and new by exploring relationships between the work of composers from past epochs and the artistic and intellectual creations of today. Each year our guiding spirit is a composer closely contemporary with the period when Confidencen, Ulriksdal Palace Theatre, first rose to life.

The muse for the festival’s eighth edition is the work of Henry Purcell, whose ground basses provide the creative spark for our voyage through music, art and literature. We will lose ourselves in fantasy and folklore from Purcell to the Balkans and beyond, and hear Purcell’s laments meet their modern-day counterparts, including Bob Dylan and Elton John. We will be seduced by the sexy chaconne, probe the music of the ‘fairest isle’, and forge spellbinding links between Harry and Henry – Potter and Purcell. There will be children’s events, nature walks, and insights into the ancient Mesopotamian clay in which our culture is grounded. Festival O/Modernt 2018 – ‘Purcell: From the Ground Up’.

Link to Festival O/Modernt – the actual day.
Link to the entire festival program

WHERE: Ulriksdals Castle Theatre, Confidencen Solna

WHEN: June 16th, 17.00 for the pre-concert mingle, 18.00 for the concert (with an optional show earlier the same day at 15:00)

COST: Tickets include 1 glass of wine  and 3 tea sandwiches / person

Member and 1st guest = 385 kronor / person
Extra guests = 450 kronor / person
+ 100 kronor for the performance at kl 15:00


Lament And Consolation (18:00)
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The Man Who Planted Trees (15:00)

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Purcell ‘When I am Laid in Earth’ from Dido and Aeneas
Rameau ‘L’Enharmonique’ from Nouvelles Suites de pieces de clavecin (1728) 
Purcell The Stairre Case Overture Z 614 
Led Zepperlin Stairway to Heaven 
Monteverdi Lamento d’Arianna 
Strauss Metamorphosen 
Monteverdi Lamento della ninfa 
Elton John Believe 
Paul Simon 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover 
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive 
Muse Resistance 
Bob Dylan One More Cup of Coffee