While early music concerts nowadays are often high-profile events held in large concert halls and churches, it has not always been like that. Back in the day, this popular music of its time was also performed at home for leisure, and at private parties and balls to entertain and delight guests who were eating, drinking and relaxing.
From this point of view, it is doubtful whether the new trend of late night concerts, where the audience can enjoy not only a high qualíty performance, but also a cosy place to sit or even lie down, is that much new. Could we call it ”back to basics” perhaps?
Nevertheless, the trend successfully started few years ago and evening concerts with a new level of cosiness, have been held successfully in, for instance, New York and Berlin ... and now, it is Stockholm's turn!
SEMF, in keeping with its traditions, is at the forefront of new concepts. Can you imagine one of the rooms in the concert hall Musikaliska becoming your livingroom for a night, where you can sit or lie comfortably back in armchairs or on mattresses and let a fascinating live performance of baroque music carry you through time?!
With the support from talented Swedish musicians Per Gross, Nora Roll and Anders Ericson, who are more than eager to try new ways of presenting the early music heritage, everything is set up for an amazing and warm ending to our magical Early Christmas celebrations on December the 3rd! An unforgettable experience!
So, don’t sit too long at the baroque buffet table… better hurry up to take a mattress in the front row ;)!
Merry Early Christmas!
With warm wishes,
The SEMF team.