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Royal Orchestra Concert conducted and arranged by Peter Nordahl

The Royal Orchestra

Peter will be conducting the Royal Orchestra in concert May 8, 2014 at Stockholms Stadsteater. Soloists Sarah Riedel and Nicolai Dunger will be singing songs by among others Olle Adolphson and Cornelis Vreeswijk in new arrangements by Peter. TICKETS HERE Den 8 maj gör Kungliga Hovkapellet och Sarah Riedel en specialskräddad konsert på Kulturhuset Stadsteaterns [...]

Guldbagge Award Nomination and Swedish Grammy Award Nomination

Peter has received both a coveted Guldbagge Award nomination for Best Original Score and a Swedish Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Album for his work on the blockbuster film “Monica Z”. The Guldbagge Awards are Sweden’s leading film awards and have been presented since 1964 for outstanding contributions to Swedish film over the past [...]

Monica Z Soundtrack

The first review of the “Monica Z” soundtrack, recently released by Universal Music, has arrived. Below is an abridged English translation – the full review follows in Swedish.  The premier of the film about Swedish jazz singer Monica Zetterlund is just under a month away. It is an amazingly good biopic about one of [Sweden's] [...]

“Monica Z” wins prize for Best New Nordic Film at The Norwegian International Film Festival

The jury’s motivation: An impressive, solid film in which the core story revolves around the personal cost of creativity and success. Period details are perfect down to the minutiae in colors, interiors, clothing and surroundings, and the way the film melds images and music has an “almost too good to be true-quality” about it.

Agnetha Fältskog's first Gold Record for the album "A". With Peter Nordahl and Jörgen Elofsson.

First Gold Record for “A”

  We received our first gold record for the album “A” last night at Stockholm Pride. We are proud and happy!

Cannes Film Festival

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/film/article14843278.ab

Myrra Malmberg & Gävle Symfoniorkester, dirigent: Peter Nordahl

Myrra Malmberg

I´m so proud of this Linnet Bird. She makes the audience cry and they saluted her with a standing ovation!! She´s so worth it!      

Peter Nordahl conducting Gävle Symphony Orchestra

Conducting the Gävle Symphony Orchestra

Yesterday I conducted the wonderful Gävle Symphony Orchestra in a program that included composers like Korngold, Bernstein, Sondheim & Morricone. Music from film and theatre. Unique soprano, Myrra Malmberg, sang as beautiful as ever! Earlier this week I conducted and produced a Christmas album with the same orchestra together with swedish singer Jill Johnson. The [...]

Jörgen Elofson, Björn Skifs, Peter Nordahl

Break the Spell

This was the day when Björn completed the vocals on the forthcoming album and I must say that it has been a true pleasure working with him. He sings his heart out!!! Jörgen (to the left) wrote all the songs and together we  have produced the album. The first singel, “Break the Spell”  will be released on august, 15.

Anders Wall

Commissioned Piece for Anders Wall

Tomorrow I will start to write an orchestra piece to honor Anders Wall on his 80th birthday. The piece will have its world premiere in a special concert later on this year. I imagine a worthy and joyous piece.

Philoméne Grandin in action at the Big Bang Concert with the Swedish Wind Ensemble. Peter Nordahl, conductor.

Philomène at the Big Bang concert

The host at the Big Bang Concert was the wonderful actress Philomene Grandin (Philofix from Bolibompa) who guided the children through the concert amazingly well. Here you can see her in her space suit from “Vid Vintergatans Slut” together with kids from Djurgårdsskolan. Let´s do it again!!!

Conducting The Swedish Wind Ensemble

Today I have completed a very successful series of concerts with The Swedish Wind Ensemble. The concerts were titled “Big Bang” and the repertoire was inspired by planets and space in different ways. The main audiences were kids between 7-10 and it sure seemed like they had a good time. We also had a couple [...]

Peter Nordahl conducting the Swedish Wind Ensemble.

World Premiere of “De Ondas Svit” from the TV-series “Vintergatan”

I forgot to mention that I conducted the world premiere, at the Big Bang Concert, of my own piece “De Ondas Svit” which is a suite based on the “dark themes” from the TV-series “Vid Vintergatans Slut” (The End of the Milky Way) that I scored last year for Malmö Symphony Orchestra. “Vid Vintergatans Slut” [...]

Peter Nordahl conducting the Swedish Wind Ensemble

At rehearsals

Next week I will conduct The Swedish Wind Ensemble in a series of conserts for children. Here I am in action at the last rehearsal in this very old concert hall called Nybrokajen 11. From April 1 this wonderful orchestra will move in here permanently and that was about time because they have been struggling [...]

Peter Nordahl and Henrik Schaefer

World premiere – Shades of Green, Shades of Red

Here am I together with Maestro Henrik Schaefer after the concert in Karlstad on October 7, 2010. It was a wonderful concert which included my new piece “Shades of Green, Shades of Red”, plus music from Wagner’s “Tristan & Isolde” and Bruckner’s 5th symphony. “Shades of Green, Shades of Red” is a comment on the [...]

Shades of Green, Shades of Red – rehearsals

MOV00236 Wonderful conductor Henrik Schaefer during rehearsals of my new piece for symphony orchestra. The piece was commisioned by VärmlandsOperans Sinfonietta and Dalasinfoniettan. The world premiere will be tomorrow and I´m very excited.

Recording with Måns Zelmerlöw – done!

Last note by Måns Zelmerlöw

Great work by Måns Zelmerlöw! This photo was taken right after the last note and Måns is celebrating by showing us the Victory sign. A victory for the “old school” production and for a dedicated crooner to be!   Recording engineer: Micke Herrström after midnight!