Chamber Music Festival in Allhelgonakyrkan

Festival 2019 -  Women composers

Allhelgonakyrkan, situated on the island "Söder", is one of the finest spaces for chamber music in Stockholm. The size is perfect, seating 250; the acoustics are marvelous, it makes no difference where one sits and the space can be filled equally well by a solo instrument or voice as by a chamber orchestra.

Nearly every summer since 1999 KVAH (which is the Swedish acronym for Friends of Chamber Music at Allhelgonakyrkan) has organized a chamber music festival. Come and enjoy wonderful chamber music in a beautiful space in a lovely city.

    August 1518

Women composers

More details will be forthkomming in the next few months..

Here are details about last year's festival,

Brahms and his friends       


Cecilia Zilliacus, Nils-Erik SparfJulia Kretz-LarssonKlara Hellgren, violin,
Johanna Persson, Bernt Lysell, Ylvali Zilliacus, viola,
Kati Raitinen, Andreas BrantelidPer Nyström, cello,
Kjell FagéusHermann Stefánsson, clarinet,
Jesper Harryson, oboe and Kristofer Öberg, French horn,
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano,
Bengt Forsberg and Roland Pöntinen, piano.
Festival's artistic leader: Bengt Forsberg

        Preliminary program day for day

Thursday, August 16

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) - Legend op 59:4 C-dur och Slavisk dans op 46:7 c-moll
    Bengt Forsberg and Roland Pöntinen, piano

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Pianotrio nr 2 in C op.87
    Nils-Erik Sparf, violin, Andreas Brantelid, cello, Bengt Forsberg, piano

Gabriel Fauré (1845 -1924) - Piano quartet nr 2 in g-minor op.45
    Roland Pöntinen, piano, Julia Kretz-LarssonviolinJohanna Persson, viola, Kati Raitinen, cello

Friday, August 17

Clara Schumann (1819-1896) - Romance in g minor op 21 nr 3
Elisabeth von Herzogenberg (1847-1892) - nr 6 Andante-Vivace from ur 8 klavierstücke
Amanda Maier (1853-1894) - Andantino
Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) - Allegro from piano sonata nr 3 
    Bengt Forsberg, piano                                                 

Walter Rabl (1873-1940) - Quartet for clarinet, violin, violoncell and piano in E-flat   
    Kjell Fagéusklarinett, Julia Kretz-Larsson, violinKati Raitinen, cello, Bengt Forsberg, piano 

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843 -1900) - Trio for oboe, French horn and piano in D op.61
   Jesper Harryson, oboe, Kristofer Öberg, French horn, Bengt Forsberg, piano

Johannes Brahms (1833-97) - Saraband in a-minor WoO 5 for piano    
    Bengt Forsberg, piano

Johannes Brahms (1833-97) - String quintet nr 1 in F op.88
    Bernt Lysell and Klara Hellgren, violin, Johanna Persson and Ylvali Zilliacus viola, Per Nyström, cello

Saturday August 18

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) - Works for piano 4 hands
Hans Huber (1852-1921) - Variations over a theme of Brahms for four handed piano   
    Bengt Forsberg and Roland Pöntinen, piano

Hermann Goetz (1840-1876) - Piano quartet in E op.6
    Nils-Erik Sparf, violin, Bernt Lysell, viola, Andreas Brantelid, cello, Bengt Forsberg, piano

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) - Geistervariationen in E-flat för piano 
   Bengt Forsberg, piano

Joseph Joachim (1831-1907) - Hebraic melodies for viola and piano op.9
    Johanna Persson, viola, Bengt Forsberg, piano

Johannes Brahms (1833-97) - Songs
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzosopran, Bengt Forsberg, piano

Johannes Brahms (1833-97) - Piano quartet nr 3 in c-minor op.60
    Roland Pöntinen, piano, Cecilia Zilliacus, violin, Johanna Persson, viola, Kati Raitinen, cello

Sunday August 19

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) - Legend op 59:6 in c-sharp minor och Slavonic dance op 46:8 in g minor
    Bengt Forsberg and Roland Pöntinen, piano

Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927) - Allegro brillante in E-flat for piano quartet
   ZPR string trio and Roland Pöntinen, piano

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Piano quintet in f-minor op.34
    Bengt Forsberg, piano, Nils-Erik Sparf and Cecilia Zilliacus, violin, Johanna Persson, viola, Andreas Brantelid, cello

Johannes Brahms (1833-97) - Clarinet quintet in b-minor op.115
    Hermann Stefánsson, clarinet, Nils-Erik Sparf and Julia Kretz-Larsson, violin, Johanna Persson, viola, 
    Kati Raitinen,

Don't forget that we have monthly chamber music concerts; you are welcome then too. There's more information on our website,

Tickets are sold at the church one hour before each concert begins. A ticket for all of the concerts will be sold on the first day, August 15.

                                  All four concerts    Single concert
Regular price:                  600 SEK              200 SEK
Members:                        450 SEK              150 SEK
Those under 26 have free entry