Roberto González-Monjas Makes His Stockholm Debut with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

16 May 2024

On Friday 17 May 2024, Roberto González-Monjas makes his Stockholm and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (SRSO) debut at the Berwaldhallen, conducting a delectable selection of orchestral works. The programme features Modest Mussorgsky’s beloved suite Pictures at an Exhibition, basque folk music and U.S. jazz inspired Ravel’s Piano Concerto performed by Lucas Debargue, and Anders Hillborg’s captivating and dramatic Eleven Gates. A second concert will take place on Saturday 18 May. More information and tickets are available here.

Matthieu Lescure, Head of Artistic Planning at the SRSO, said, ” We are delighted to welcome Roberto in Berwaldhallen for his SRSO debut. His sparkling energy and deep understanding of the music combined with our great orchestra will certainly bring to our audience thrilling concerts this week in a fantastic repertoire. This is certainly a fruitful and enriching collaboration for us.”

Roberto said, “It is an incredible honour to be conducting the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra this week. Their commitment, their work, discipline, artistic integrity and love for music are both contagious and inspiring. I am tremendously looking forward to conducting a colourful programme including works by Hillborg, Ravel and Mussorgsky, with star soloist Lucas Debargue!”

Roberto was Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Dalasinfoniettan in Sweden from 2019 to 2023, and was subsequently named Honorary Conductor following his four-year tenure.

Next season, Roberto returns to the Berwaldhallen for his second collaboration with the SRSO, conducting a programme featuring Sibelius’ Pan and Echo, Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer with Italian baritone Andrè Schuen, and Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony. He will also make his debut with the Oslo Philharmonic at Oslo Concert Hall with Hillary Hahn in April 2025.

Highlights of Roberto’s 2023/24 season include Puccini’s La Bohème at the Opéra de Bordeaux, Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion with the Musikkollegium Winterthur, Respighi’s Roman Trilogy at the Barbican Hall, the world première of Diana Syrse’s “Quetzalcoátl”, a South Korean tour with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, appearances at the Mozartwoche and the Salzburg Festival with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, as well as debuts with the Orchestre National Capitole Toulouse and Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.

Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve