Pablo Heras-Casado To Conduct World Premiere By Jacob Mühlrad In Stockholm

On September 16 and 18, Pablo Heras-Casado will lead two concerts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, in a program including the world premiere by Jacob Mühlrad’s REMS (rapid eye movement sleep) and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade at the Konserthuset Stockholm. Heras-Casado, a regular guest of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra will conduct the first large-scale symphony by one of Sweden’s most renowned composers, REMS speaks of different aspects of our unconscious dream state, inspired by the universality of sleep.

These two performances will inaugurate the venue’s new season with the visuals created by lighting designer Linus Fellbom. The program will conclude with Scheherazade, a seductive piece inspired by the fairy-tale wonders of The Thousand and One Nights, premiered in 1888 in Saint Petersburg with Rimsky-Korsakov itself conducting.

The premiere will be recorded for the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra live stream platform Konserthuset Play and will be available for free streaming next September 19 at 7 PM. This is not the first time Heras-Casado has conducted a world premiere, in 2019 he lead Alhambra, a new Violin Concerto by Peter Eötvös, written for and performed by Isabelle Faust, in a co-commission with Granada Festival, BBC Proms, Berliner Philharmoniker, and the Orchestre de Paris.

For more information, visit the Konserthuset Stockholm website.