2000 – Bob Dylan: Sweden’s King Carl XVI presents Isaac Stern…

Bob Dylan and King Carl XVI

2000 – Sweden’s King Carl XVI presents Isaac Stern and Bob Dylan each with the Polar Music Prize at Stockholm’s Berwaldhallen venue. The prize consists of Skr 1 million ($110,968).

The Prize Ceremony

Otto Lindblad:
The Royal Anthem

Welcoming address by Åke Holmquist, Chairman of the Board of the Stig Andersson Music Award Foundation. John Adams:
“Short ride in a Fast Machine”. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Manfred Honeck.

The Polar Music Prize:
Daniel Börtz, Honourable President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

Tribute to Isaac Stern: Leonard Bernstein Socrates-Alcibiades from Serenade after Plato’s Symposium for solo violin, string orchestra, harp and percussion.
Soloist: Cecilia Zilliacus. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor: Manfred Honeck

Stig Andersson, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus:
ABBA-medley. The Swedish Radio Choir.
Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste. Arr: Anders Ekdahl.

Tribute to Bob Dylan:
Bob Dylan “What Good Am I”, Louise Hoffsten.
Hollander-Connelly “Falling in love again”, Bryan Ferry.
Bob Dylan “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall”, Bryan Ferry.

Presentation of the 2000 Polar Music Prize:
By His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf.

The award committee’s citation for Isaac Stern:
Elisabeth Söderström, Court Singer and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

The award committee’s citation for Bob Dylan:
Princess Christina Mrs Magnusson.

Hugo Alfvén:
“Roslagsvår” from the ballet “Den Förlorade Sonen”.
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor: Manfred Honeck.

Source: Polar Music Prize

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