Last fall, one of Benjamin Ingrosso’s dreams came true when he performed several of his own songs together with a symphony orchestra at the Konserthuset in Stockholm. It was extra emotional when the artist paid tribute to his grandparents, Christina Schollin and Hans Wahlgren.
In September, a slightly different concert was held at the Konserthuset in Stockholm: Benjamin Ingrosso performed several of his own songs together with 70 musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in TV4’s film concert “Benjamin Ingrosso with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra”.
Ingrosso later described the experience as “the evening that I will never forget”, something that several of his family members can certainly sign off on.
Moved the family to tears
During the evening, the artist took the opportunity to pay tribute to his grandparents, Christina Schollin and Hans Wahlgren, with the song he wrote about his childhood memories from their home in the archipelago: The Big Red House.
“It’s still a pain in the ass to sing every time, especially in front of them because you never know when the last time will be,” says Benjamin in an interview with TV4 in connection with the concert.
He continues: “Just that they are here tonight and can sit in the audience and hear their grandchildren sing this song that I wrote for them, with a symphony orchestra. The hard part about it is that it might be the last time it happens.”
Ingrosso’s grandparents were visibly moved during the performance. However, they weren’t the only members of Benjamin’s family to experience strong emotions during the evening – other clips from the concert show Benjamin’s sister Bianca Ingrosso in tears as he performs his tribute song to her: Smile.