The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present a brand new concert film for children and families:
Merregnon: Land of Silence
“Peter and the Wolf for the Playstation generation”
Free to watch on demand for over 1 year
Watch here via Konserthuset Play (For subtitles in English, German, Japanese and Swedish – use the CC control in the video player)
Merregnon: Land of Silence is designed to introduce children to the wonder of the orchestral sound. Performed through narration, music and beautiful illustrations, Merregnon is a symphonic fairy tale building on the tradition of timeless classics like Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
The story has been written by celebrated German children’s author Frauke Angel, and exclusive music is provided by acclaimed composer Yoko Shimomura, known for her work on multi-million selling video games Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XV.
Yoko Shimomura comments: “It’s a great honour to be asked to compose for an orchestra, and I’m particularly pleased and excited to be involved in the Merregnon: Land of Silence project,” says composer Yoko Shimomura. “Creating something that children and young people will enjoy is a rewarding challenge, and together with the charming story and beautiful artwork I hope we will inspire a brand new generation of orchestral and classical music fans.”
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present the world premiere of Merregnon. The orchestra pioneered the performance of music by video game composers in 2006, and has since enjoyed over a decade of sold-out concerts and fruitful collaborations with some of the finest composers of the genre, as well as numerous projects with Merregnon producer Thomas Böcker. The newly composed Merregnon: Land of Silence marries this trailblazing approach with the orchestra’s commitment to the next generation, and complements its distinguished educational offering, which includes regular school and family concerts, field trips and masterclasses.