Category Archives: Concerts

Gary loves art

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre was the first woman to compose an opera in France and is the first female classical composer I think I’ve heard of. She was born in around 1665 and died in 1729. She was also … Continue reading

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Gusto on show

I felt a huge sadness first thing this morning. As my ears woke up, the pitter patter of rain outside alerted me to the fact that it was raining. By the looks of the swamp outside, it had been raining … Continue reading

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When music is not the food of love

Talk about perfect timing. All morning, walking to and fro, I’d been bathed in sun and some light clouds. I sat down on a bus heading into Stockholm and the rain started belting down. It was like a vengeful downpour … Continue reading

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3 violins and a cello

Normally, on a Friday morning, I’d be up and out of the house by 07:30, on my way to the ICA for supplies. This morning, however, I looked out of the window and decided against it. I then had to … Continue reading

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Seven of Nine, in sequins

Last week, I spotted a poster for a Christmas concert being held in Skärborgarnas Hus. The show was called Karin Westerberg with guests. Or Karin Westerberg med gäster in Swedish. It was to be held at Skärborgarnas Hus, the big … Continue reading

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Mr Subtle and Captain Obvious

This afternoon, we were walking to the Skärborgarnas Hus, on our way to a concert. I’d been looking forward to it ever since seeing the Ukrainian themed performance back in September, and following my disappointment at the next one being … Continue reading

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Ukrainian compositions

Chamber Music in Trosa (Trosa Kammarmusik) had a concert this afternoon. Mirinda had alerted me to the fact when it was decided that I wouldn’t be going to Gotland. The concert featured Natalya Pasichnyk on piano and Christian Svarfvar on … Continue reading

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Elvis Bach

Yvonne Nimar has been many things. Today, though, she was an artist in sculpture and photography. We visited her exhibition, upstairs at Ekebyhov Slott. Her mediums were glass, stone, and clay. Each of her little figures has its own, delicate … Continue reading

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Ginger Apelgren is a great name

Ekerö church is not far from us. Today it sat in a flat, snowy landscape, looking picture postcard perfect. Behind the church, the water of Lake Mälaren, shattered sheets of ice laid across its surface, was glinting in the sunlight. … Continue reading

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The Glimra Girls from Gotland

Today was very exciting for the girls. They had a lovely romp in the forest with Mirinda. Not that that’s particularly exciting, but they love running around off lead. No, the big excitement was their very first live music concert. … Continue reading

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