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Solitary Poems

4 November, 2023 @ 16:00 - 17:00


Soprano saxophonist Anders Paulsson has been touring internationally for many years with his instrument. The pandemic lockdown put a stop temporary stop to that, but instead of settling down, Paulsson commissioned new works from a number of Swedish and foreign composers, asking them to write solo pieces for him and his instrument. Thirty composers responded, and the record label bis selected 23 of these for the CD “Solitary Poems” which will be released in the coming days.

Most of the composers had never written for soprano saxophone before, so in countless video meetings, they explored all possible expressions for the instrument. Several of them offered to compose solo concertos for Paulsson when they realized the potential of the soprano saxophone as a solo instrument.

Among the composers you will experience in today’s concert are Fredrik Högberg, Steve Dobrogosz, Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Andrea Tarrodi, Johan Hammerth, Anders Hillborg, Anna-Lena Laurin, Paula af Malmborg Ward, Bo Hansson, John Corigliano, Ann-Sofi Söderqvist, Svante Henryson, Anders Nilsson, Thomas Lindahl, Marie Samuelsson, Jörgen Dafgård, and Britta Byström.

Also performing as a soloist in the concert is soprano saxophonist Theo Hillborg.

Fredrik Högberg Orphan Elephant
Steve Dobrogosz The Gracenotes
Victoria Borisova-Ollas Daybreak on Skeppsholmen
Andrea Tarrodi … of days gone by …
Johan Hammerth Lontano
Anders Hillborg Shared Solitude 1 & 2 for two saxophones
Paula af Malmborg Ward Growing, coming, filling up
Anders Nilsson Splendid Isolation
Britta Byström Later the Same Day for two saxophones

Anders Paulsson sopransaxofon
Theo Hillborg sopransaxofon

Age limit: 6+
Ticket price: 180 SEK,  discount available for seniors and kids/youth/students

 No big bags, trolleys or prams are allowed into the church.

Tickets are released on the 7th of September at noon.

Storkyrkan – Stockholm Cathedral is situated in Old Town just beside the Royal Castle. Underground: Old Town or bus to Slottsbacken

Unfortunately, it is not allowed to photograph, film or take up sound during our concerts.

Doors open 30 minutes before the concert starts. Late entry will not be permitted after the concert begins. Please be aware that restroom facilities are limited.


4 November, 2023
16:00 - 17:00
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Stockholms domkyrkoförsamling
08-723 30 00


Storkyrkan Stockholm Cathedral
Trångsund 1
Stockholm, 111 29
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