Thursday august 10

Varberg/Fästning, 2 pm

‘Flamenco at Fästningen’

The native music of Spain is a starting point for the phenomenally talented Antonio Serrano and his trio. Joined by flamenco guitarist Josemi Carmona and double bassist Javier Colina these three musicians mix a fascinating blend of folk music and jazz. Don’t miss this rare chance to witness these artists up close.

Artists: Antonio Serrano – Harmonica, Josemi Carmona – Flamenco Guitar, Javier Colina – Double bass

Free entrance


Kungsbacka Theater 7 pm

Opening concert – Tradition and Change (c.125 minutes with interval)

An extraordinary evening of music to open this year’s Change Music Festival with a concert of two wildly contrasting worlds. In the first part a unique composition of Ludwig van Beethoven that inspired Tolstoy’s novella and then in turn Janacek’s heart-wrenching string quartet. In the second Ravel’s Basque heritage shines through in his masterful Piano Trio and we highlight that flavour with music from the Spaniard Manuel de Falla and the phenomenal flamenco jazz trio led by Antonio Serrano. The Kungsbacka Piano Trio celebrate 20 years playing together with a specially commissioned piece based on Ravel’s Trio, the Vertavo string quartet make their overdue debut at ‘Change’ and viola virtuoso Lawrence Power returns to complete a stellar line-up.


PART 1 – ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ Op.47

– Presto

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) String Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’

– Adagio con moto

– Con moto

– Con moto – Vivace – Andante – Tempo !

– Con moto


PART 2 – ‘Love in the Afternoon’

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) Suite populaire espagnole

– El paño moruno

– Canción

– Asturiana

– Jota

– Nana

– Polo

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Piano trio (1914)

– Modéré

– Pantoum. Assex vif.

– Passacaille. Très large.

– Final Animé

Britta Byström (1977-) ‘Love in the Afternoon’ – world premiere!

Antonio Serrano Trio Mediterranean Flamenco Jazz


Artists: Malin Broman – Violin, Simon Crawford-Phillips – Piano, Vertavo String Quartet, Lawrence Power – Viola, Kungsbacka Piano Trio, Antonio Serrano – Harmonica, Josemi Carmona – Flamenco Guitar, Javier Colina – Double bass, Video animation – Mattias de Frumerie


Tickets: 200kr

Children up to 20 years: 40kr