STEPHEN SONDHEIM 80 YEARS
A tribute concert together with Helen Sjöholm and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
A real dream project and a great honor to be asked to do this with an amazing orchestra led by Anders Berglund and together with Helen Sjöholm - actually the first time me and Helen made our own concert together. If I put it this way - it is not the last. I had so much fun from start to finish tons – Inspired by singing together. In addition to interpreting this giant’s music and lyrics that have inspired me as a musical artist for so many years. One of the hardest but most rewarding numbers we did was from one of his amazing musical’s "PASSION" - "You Are So Beautiful".
As a newspaper wrote - why not put up the musical with me and Helen and Malena Ehrnman in the lead roles - anytime! The orchestra made a fantastic performance and I got to sing many of my favorite musical songs, "Send In The Clowns" and "Nåt fint som pågår / Varje dag som går", among others, the latter of which I recorded on my musical album "Personliga val" in 1997. We received good reviews, here is a quote from the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter;
"Sjöholm and Jöback have spurred on to great deeds and the Radio Symphony Orchestra does not want less under the leadership of Anders Berglund's. No, Sondheim has never sounded better than this from a Swedish scene."
Very nice writing! We did three sold-out concerts at Berwald Hallen - I could have done at least 3 more!