MUSIC: Swedish Men's Chorus Orphei Drängar to CA

  • Orphei Drängar

    Orphei Drängar Photo: Stewen Quigley

ConceptTours presents two concerts with the Swedish Men’s Chorus Orphei Drängar and mezzo soprano Katija Dragojevic in San Francisco and Walnut Creek. Artistic Director Robert Sund will lead the concerts.

The world-class, 80-member Swedish men's chorus, Orphei Drängar, has an illustrious history since 1853 and was conducted by Eric Ericson for forty years. Robert Sund was artistic director of the chorus and led them on several USA tours. Cecilia Rydinger Alin has conducted the chorus since 2008.  But Robert Sund will return to America in March to conduct a diverse program of repertory which runs the gamut, with the great romantic choral gems, folksongs as well as contemporary composition. Their program will also feature noted Swedish mezzo-soprano Katija Dragojevic. Orphei Drängar stands for rich traditions and high quality. "OD possesses a combination of power, energy, and culture, and the joy of discovery combined with professional technical and musical prowess."  Esa Pekka Salonen.

San Francisco
When
: Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 pm
Where: Mission Dolores, San Francisco
Tickets: Tickets cost $20/person, $15 for students, children under 12 free https://www.cityboxoffice.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=2281

Walnut Creek
When
: Monday, March 6 at 7:30 pm
Where: Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, CA
Tickets
: Tickets cost $20/person, $10 for students, children under 12 free http://csueastbaytickets.universitytickets.com/

For more information: http://www.od.se/en/the_choir

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