Sveriges Television AB (SVT) will broadcast a two hour Benny Anderssons Orkester special
this Christmas in two 1hr parts on Sunday January 8 and Sunday January 15, 2012 on SVT1. Both recordings start at 8pm. SVT took along their cameras to two venues on the BAO Summer Tour, Göteborg and Helsingborg and both shows were recorded in their entirety.
Of course, knowing that BAO’s usual concert length is closer to four hours than two, many fans (especially those outside of Sweden) will want to know if there will be a DVD. I have asked the question and the answer is…only if it is predicted to be economically viable by SVT’s accountants.
Nevertheless, the two hours that are scheduled to be broadcast will be heaven for BAO fans and for all those that haven’t yet experienced the awesomeness that is Benny Anderssons Orkster live…
December 2012 I say! And if you don’t live in Sweden, now is the time to start being extra nice to your Swedish friends!