The changing power of music and science
Can music change the world? What happens when we cross the boundary between art and science?
Meet Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek. Students from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm will be performing music they have composed, inspired by the 2017 Nobel Prizes.
Gustavo Dudamel was principal conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra from 2007 to 2012 and has been music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2009. For many years, he has been involved in social programmes aimed at making classical music available to children, with a strong belief that things can change through music.
He will share his experiences and take part in a panel discussion with Frank Wilczek. Professor Wilczek was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics and is known for his interest in the meeting between science and art.
The evening also features the first performance of music inspired by the 2017 Nobel Prizes, composed by students from the Royal College of Music.
Annika Hedås Falk and Anna Sjöström Douagi from Nobel Center will lead you through the evening.
Gustavo Dudamel will also conduct the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at this year’s Nobel Prize Concerton 8 December.
Photo: Nohely Oliveros