Thank you!
Östergötland Music Days 2019 is over.
Welcome back August 8-15 2020!
The programme will be presented in May 2020.

Our main cities are Linköping and Norrköping, but we play all over the province; in castles, churches, art museums, concert halls.


The 2019 festival opened with star soprano Christina Nilsson and the Östgöta Symphonic Winds, one of Sweden’s five professional wind ensembles, conducted by our Artistic Director, Staffan Mårtensson. Other artists included soprano Kerstin Avemo and pianist Love Derwinger, flautist Jan Bengtson, guitarist Per Skareng, Swedish-Danish Trio Anassa, the Treitler String Quartet and local professional groups including the Crusell Wind Quintet, the Östgöta Brass Quintet and the Östgöta Jazz Band.
Further artists 2019: Claes Janson and the stunning Stockholm Swing All Stars, jazz/pop celebrity Lina Nyberg with a group co-fronted by Lebanese singer Tania Saleh, Oud player Fadi Kattini and Linköping Women’s Choir. The Music Days ended with our Festival Sinfonietta and phenomenal cellist Svante Henryson performing music by Wissmer, Debussy, Schubert and Henryson’s inventive solo concerto based on Bach’s cello suites.

Welcome back in 2020 to enjoy wonderful music in a province of beauty!

Staffan Mårtensson
Artistic Director
 
1 May, 2018

SATURDAY 10 August 11.00 Timmermansplatsen, 12.00 Lilla torget (Small Square), Linköping

Sneak-preopening

Two mini-concerts with brass players of the Östgöta Symphonic Winds to salute the start of the Music Days.
1 May, 2018
Christina Nilsson – Photo: Peter Knutson

SATURDAY 10 August 17.00 Missionskyrkan, Linköping

Östgöta Symphonic Winds with star soprano Christina Nilsson

Conductor: Staffan Mårtensson. Music by Verdi, Puccini, Weber, Michel Legrand. Inauguration speech: County Governor Carl Fredrik Graf.

Tickets: 250 SEK.
Under 25 years: 150 SEK
2 May, 2018
Trio Anassa

SUNDAY 11 August 15.30 Bjärka-Säby New Castle

Trio Anassa

Music by Poulenc, Schumann, Nielsen and Lalliet performed by three expert musicians: Magnus Nilsson, principal bassoon of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Henrik Goldschmidt, principal oboe of the Royal Danish Orchestra and Henrik Bo Hansen, one of Denmark’ s leading pianists.

Tickets: 150 SEK.
Under 25 years: Free admission.
Limited number of seats. The café is open 11-18. Guided tour at 14, tickets: 60 SEK.

The concert hall is not completely accessible for disabled.
3 May, 2018
Christina Nilsson – Photo: Peter Knutson

SUNDAY 11 August 18.00 Åtvids Stora kyrka / Greater Church, Åtvidaberg

Christina Nilsson

Östgöta Symphonic Winds with star soprano Christina Nilsson. Conductor: Staffan Mårtensson. Music by Verdi, Puccini, Weber, Michel Legrand. Reprise of the Inauguration Concert.

Tickets: 250 SEK.
Under 25 years: 150 SEK.
4 May, 2018
Treitlerkvartetten

MONDAY 12 August 19.00 Crescendo Jazz Club, Norrköping

Treitler Quartet

Top level string quartet playing music by Bartók (Quartet nr 2), Gubaidulina (Reflections on B-A-C-H), and Sven-Erik Bäck (Quartet nr 3). Oscar Treitler; Caroline Waldemarsson-Treitler, violin; Jonna Inge, viola; Filip Graden, cello.

Tickets: 150 SEK.
Under 25 years: Free admission.
5 May, 2018
Under ett rabarberblad

TUESDAY 13 August 10.00 Norrköping Art Museum

Under the Rhubarb Leave

Anja Bigrell and Marcus Holmberg in a concert for children 2-6 years

Concert length: about 35 min.
Free admission
5 May, 2018
Crusellkvintetten - Photo: Ulla-Carin Ekblom

TUESDAY 13 August 19.00 Hägerstad New Church, Kinda

Excellent Winds

Summer concert with the Crusell Quintet. Music by Hindemith, Haydn and Lars-Erik Larsson.

Tickets: 100 SEK.
Under 25 years: Free admission
6 May, 2018
Hans Lundgren

TUESDAY 13 August 19.00 Hedvig Church, Norrköping

A Revelation Mass

Local composer Hans Lundgren’s mass was premiered in 2018 and warmly received by audiences and press.

Here it’s performed along with music by Verdi, Tegnér and Ewald by the Linköping Women’s Choir and the Östgöta Wind Quintet. Conductor: Elias Aaron Johansson.

Tickets: 150 SEK.
Under 25 years: Free admission.
7 May, 2018
Sthlm Swing Allstars- Foto: Magnus Silkeberg

TUESDAY 13 August 19.00 Missionary Church, Linköping

Stockholm Swing All Stars

Music of the Golden Age of jazz played by world class musicians. Don’t miss this brilliant display of ensemble playing and improvisation!

Karl Olandersson, trumpet/vocals; Klas Lindquist and Fredrik Lindborg, saxes; Dicken Hedrenius, trombone; Daniel Tilling, piano; Göran Lind, bass; Mattias Puttonen, drums.

Tickets: 250 SEK.
Under 25 years: 150 SEK.
8 May, 2018
Under ett rabarberblad

WEDNESDAY 14 August 10.00 Agora, Skäggetorps Centrum, Linköping

Under the Rhubarb Leave

Anja Bigrell and Marcus Holmberg in a concert for children 2-6 years.

Concert length: about 35 min.
Free admission.
9 May, 2018
Claes Janson - Foto: Steven Quigley

WEDNESDAY 14 August 19.00 Crescendo Jazz Club, Norrköping

Claes Janson

”The man with the bluesiest voice in Sweden” meets Östgötabandet – a superb professional 8-piece jazz combo.

Tickets: 250 SEK.
Under 25 years: 150 SEK
10 May, 2018
Treitlerkvartetten

WEDNESDAY 14 August 19.00 S:t Lars Church, Linköping

Treitler Quartet

Top level string quartet playing music by Mozart (”Hunt Quartet”) Bartók (Quartet nr 2) and Fanny Mendelssohn.

Oscar Treitler; Caroline Waldemarsson-Treitler, violin; Jonna Inge, viola; Filip Graden, cello.

Tickets: 200 SEK.
Under 25 years: 100 SEK.
11 May, 2018
Lobbymusik

WEDNESDAY 14 August ca 22.00 Hotel Slottsparken, Linköping

Lobby Music with festival artists

Have a beer, a chat and live chamber music.

Free admission
12 May, 2018
Claes Janson - Foto: Steven Quigley

THURSDAY 15 August 19.00 Valö open-air festivity park, Kinda

Claes Janson

”The man with the bluesiest voice in Sweden” meets Östgötabandet – a superb professional 8-piece jazz combo.

Tickets: 150 SEK.
Under 25 years: Free admission.
13 May, 2018
Lina Nyberg - Tania Saleh - Foto: Miki Anagrius

THURSDAY 15 August 19.00 Baptist Church, Linköping

Lina Nyberg & Tania Saleh Band

Two independent souls with a group of brilliant musicians. Swedish Lina Nyberg and Lebanese Tania Saleh explore new possibilities in a music that honors poets and musicians from around the globe; mirroring the world of today. Nancy Mounir, violin; David Stackenäs, guitar; Josef Fallerdahl, bass; Susana Santos Silva, trumpet; Peter Danemo, percussion.

Tickets: 200 SEK.
Under 25 years: 100 SEK.
14 May, 2018
Crusellkvintetten - Photo: Ulla-Carin Ekblom

THURSDAY 15 August 20.00 Vadstena Convent Church (Note time!)

Excellent Winds

Summer concert with the Crusell Quintet.

Music by Hindemith, Haydn and Lars-Erik Larsson.

Tickets: 100 SEK.
Under 25 years: Free admission
15 May, 2018

THURSDAY 15 August ca 22.00 Hotel Slottsparken, Linköping

Lobby Music with festival artists

Have a beer, a chat and live chamber music.

Free admission
16 May, 2018
Per Skareng

FRIDAY 16 August 12.15 S:t Lars Church, Linköping

Lunch Concert – Flute and Guitar

Tobias Carron and Per Skareng, two of the country’s most appreciated chamber players, form a duo since more than 30 years. Hear them in music by Bellman, CPE Bach, Granados, Villa-Lobos and Rodrigo.

Tickets: 150 SEK.
Under 25 years: Free admission.
16 May, 2018
Fadi Kattini

FRIDAY 16 August 12.30 Norrköping Art Museum

Soup Concert – Middle East Music

Fadi Kattini, Syrian virtuoso on the oud, a traditional lute from the Middle East, presenting his music – playing, singing and telling.

Soup and concert: 160 SEK, concert only: 80 SEK
Persons under 25 years or with festival pass: free admission, soup: 80 SEK.
16 May, 2018
Kerstin Avemo - Foto: Peter Knutson

FRIDAY 16 August 19.00 S:t Lars Church, Linköping

Romance and Cabaret

A colourful, expressive and romantic program with three internationally acclaimed artists: soprano Kerstin Avemo, Staffan Mårtensson, clarinet and Love Derwinger, piano. Music by Schumann, Schönberg, Debussy, Weill, Villa-Lobos.

Tickets: 250 SEK.
Under 25 years: 150 SEK
16 May, 2018
Lobbymusik

FRIDAY 16 August ca 22.00 Hotel Slottsparken, Linköping

Lobby Music with festival artists

Have a beer, a chat and live chamber music.

Free admission
17 May, 2018
Fadi Kattini

SATURDAY 17 Augusti 09.00 Baptist Church, Linköping

Breakfast Concert – Middle East Music

A relaxed morning concert/interview with Fadi Kattini, Syrian virtuoso on the oud, a traditional lute from the Middle East, performing his music and discussing it with Artistic Director Staffan Mårtensson.

Tickets: 100 SEK.
Under 25 years: Free admission.
Breakfast not included. Babettes Kafferi opens at 08.30.
18 May, 2018
Per Skareng

SATURDAY 17 Augusti 15.00 Banquet Hall, Löfstad Castle

Flute and Guitar

Tobias Carron and Per Skareng, two of the country’s most appreciated chamber players, form a duo since more than 30 years. Hear them in music by Bellman, CPE Bach, Granados, Villa-Lobos and Rodrigo.

Tickets: 150 SEK.
Under 25 years: Free admission.
Guided tours at 13 and 14.
19 May, 2018
Svante Henryson - Foto: Örjan Bertelsen

SATURDAY 17 August 19.00 Missionary Church, Linköping

Finale – The Festival Sinfonietta

Last year’s success is back: the Festival Sinfonietta with conductor Staffan Mårtensson. Fabulous cello soloist Svante Henryson performs his own I Dreamt of a Bach Cello Concerto. Furthermore Debussy’s L’Après-midi d’un faun, Pierre Wissmer’s Divertimento and Schubert’s Symphony nr 4.

Tickets: 250 SEK.
Under 25 years: Free admission.
 

THE ÖSTERGÖTLAND
MUSIC DAYS


Since

1994

The Music Days have developed into the most important classical music summer event in the province of Östergötland, together with the Vadstena Academy (which produces mainly opera). But over the years, the concept of chamber music has broadened. Besides the classical-romantic repertoire, our programmes contain baroque, contemporary, jazz, Swedish folk music, ethnic music, blues, choir, church music… Many prominent actors, dancers and lecturers have taken part in cross-over concerts.