Music Inside the MuseumFor the first time ever, Villa San Michele organizes two concerts inside the museum, Friday September 25 and Saturday September 26 at 7:30 pm, performed by the renowned Swedish chamber music orchestra, Camerata Nordica.
The orchestra will play music by Franz Schubert and Pjotr Tjajkovskij and Swedish folk music, performed by a string quintet in the first case (a sextet on Saturday) and a keyed fiddle.
”We work out of the small town of Oskarshamn, where Axel Munthe was born in 1857. Therefore it is particularly thrilling to be able to play at his life's work Villa San Michele. The very special atmosphere here is perfect for classical music", says Zephyrin Rey-Bellet, cellist and leader of Camerata Nordica. The orchestra consists of musicians from various European countries.
The concerts are organized in collaboration with the music agency of the region of Småland, Länsmusiken i Kalmar, which is also working on a bigger project about Villa San Michele. The composer Tina Andersson is writing a new work for orchestra to be staged with texts written by the author and director Magnus Florin. The target group is young adults.
”The life story of Axel Munthe is very fascinating. It shows that not everything can be resolved with a "quick fix" , that sometimes you have to wait to reach your goals and dreams and that it is worth waiting. From that point of view, I think young people today have something to learn from Munthe", says project leader Carolina Johansson.