Sat 27/4 – 2024: Illuminations – brilliant vocals and strings

SoFo Chamber Orchestra med dirigenten Staffan Mårtensson. Foto: Keitaro Shimizu. Sofie Asplund (sopran). Foto: Marcus Boman

The soprano Sofie Asplund is visiting us together with the SoFo Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Staffan Mårtensson to perform Benjamin Britten’s “Les Illuminations” to texts by Arthur Rimbaud.

The SoFo Chamber Orchestra also performs music by Johan Agrell, Ika Peyron, Pierre Wissmer and Dag Wirén.

Sofie Asplund, soprano
SoFo Chamber Orchestra
Lina Samuelsson, concert master
Staffan Mårtensson, conductor

The concert is organized by the “Kammarmusikens vänner i Allhelgonakyrkan” (KVAH) in collaboration with Katarina parish and with the support of the Action Musicale Pierre Wissmer foundation, the Nils-Göran Olves foundation and the Helge Ax:son Johnson foundation.

Action Musicale Pierre Wissmer


Johan Agrell (1701–65)

Sinfonia in E flat major (1738)

  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Allegro

Ika Peyron (1845–1922)

Humorous. Melodic fantasy piece for string quintet (ca. 1890)

Benjamin Britten (1913–76)

Les Illuminations op. 18, song cycle to texts by Arthur Rimbaud (1939)
For song titles and lyrics, separate sheets will be distributed at the concert!

Soloist: Sofie Asplund


Pierre Wissmer (1915–92)

Symphony No. 3 for String Orchestra (1956)

  • Allegro
  • Molto moderato
  • Scherzo
  • Allegro

Dag Wirén (1905–86)

Serenade for string orchestra op. 11 (1937)

  • Prelude: Allegro molto
  • Andante espressivo
  • Scherzo: Allegro vivace
  • Marcia: Tempo di marcia, molto ritmico

Tickets SEK 200, membership price SEK 150. Under 26 free.
Tickets can be bought on site at Allhelgonakyrkan
or in advance via Ticketmaster. Then a service fee of SEK 30 is added. For members the fee is SEK 20.

Bags not allowed

Currently, large bags and pouches are not allowed into the church for security reasons. Strollers must be parked outside. Exceptions are made for small handbags, diaper bags and bags needed for medical reasons. Excepted bags may be checked by our concert hosts at the entrance.