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Concert with soprano singer Kerstin Avemo

Date September 30, 2017

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Concert with Kerstin Avemo
Concert with Kerstin Avemo.

In connection with the closing weekend of the Morandi / Edmund de Waal exhibition, Artipelag will on September 30th arrange a concert with world-renowned soprano singer Kerstin Avemo and a chamber orchestra. The songlist for the evening was developed by conductor Staffan Mårtensson who was inspired by the exhibition’s questions about concepts like contemplation, meditation, and silence. 

Kerstin Avemo will perform works by Händel, Villa-Lobos and Beethoven. The orchestra will join with string music by Pärt and Elfrida André, baroque music by Mozart, and Schubert’s fifth symphony.

The Morandi / Edmund de Waal exhibition continues until October 1st, 2017. Here, the contemporary British ceramic artist and author Edmund de Waal meets the cultured Italian painter Giorgio Morando who devoted much of his professional career to the still life of everyday ceramic objects. It is not, however, the ceramics that link these artists, but an effort to provide space for slow contemplation and lingering afterthought.

”I went around the exhibition and was met by a sense of meditation and reflection. I have searched for music with the same elevated silence and purity of expression.”
Staffan Mårtensson, conductor.

An art experience at Artipelag is more than just the exhibits; nature, architecture, and light – everything interacts with its surrounding environment and the music at this special concert is intended to help deepen your visit.

Kerstin Avemo was educated at the Stockholm Opera School and sings professionally on some of Europe’s largest stages. She has recently had huge success in La Traviata at the Gothenburg Opera House. At Artipelag, she was last seen in Autumn 2014, performing Händel’s Xerxes. In the film world, Kerstin Avemo is a recurring name – among other roles, she played alongside John Malkovich in Casanova Variations.

In addition to conductor, Staffan Mårtensson has been a solo clarinetist in the Royal Chapel and has served as the artistic director of Östergötland’s Music Days. For this concert, he has put together a chamber orchestra with some of Stockholm’s premier young musicians.


The concert price is SEK 395 per person. For youth up to (and including) 18 years, the price is SEK 295.
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The concert begins at 7.30 pm in the Artbox and will run for approximately 70 minutes. There will be a 30 minute intermission at the mid-way mark.


A direct bus from Stockholm city centre to Artipelag will depart at 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm. A round-trip journey is SEK 100 per person. A seat on the bus can be booked in conjunction with your ticket purchase.

The buses, which are yellow and operated by Traveller, depart from Vasagatan near Centralplan 9 (the small turnaround space outside of O’Leary’s). A sign with the text ”Artipelag” can be found at the departure point.

Opera Buffet

The buffet includes a selection of starters, several hot dishes, soup, salad bar, marmalade and cheese tray, homemade bread, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. In addition, we will be offering a delicious dessert table signed our Pastry chef Fredrik Otterberg consisting of various sweet delights to finish your meal. The Opera Buffet is served from 5 pm. Priced at SEK 345.

Break Package

Break Package 1
Coffee/Tea and a sweet baked treat.
SEK 95

Break Package 2
Shrimp salad canapé with one glass of sparkling wine.
SEK 140

The Opera Buffet and Break Packages can be booked in conjuction with your ticket purchase.

Extended Opening Hours in the Art Gallery and Design Shop

The night of the concert, we have extended the opening hours of the Art Gallery and Design Shop until 7.15 pm. Come and visit the Morandi / Edmund de Waal exhibition and shop designer products in our Design Shop.
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Kerstin Avemo sings Caro nome from Rigoletto

Foto på Staffan Mårtensson
Foto på Staffan Mårtensson.
Foto på Kerstin Avemo
Foto på Kerstin Avemo.