All membership contributions are passed on in full to the orchestra and are used for substantial scholarships, the chamber music series ”Fikastråket”, support for album recordings, clothing contributions to the musicians (stage clothes such as dress suits, dresses and footwear), and visits from international guest artists.
Get new friends
As a Friend of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, you sometimes have the opportunity to meet musicians and conductors after concerts, and to attend study evenings and rehearsals. You also get to meet one of the orchestra’s vocal groups.
On these evenings, as a Friend of the orchestra, you have the opportunity to become more acquainted with one of the orchestra’s instrument sections and its musicians as they tell you about their work in the orchestra, their instruments and themselves.
A strong support
The Friend association arranges concert trips to various destinations at regular intervals. Now and then we accompany the orchestra to Vara, where they have a permanent stage outside of Gothenburg. The association also arranges music trips to other cities. For example, we have arranged opera trips to Oslo, Copenhagen and Berlin. When new trips are being planned, information about them is made available on the website.
Even for a national orchestra that has achieved considerable international success, life is much easier with the support of a strong association of Friends!Read more about The Friends
Music as a unifying force
Everyone should get a chance to discover the wonderful world of music, and our collaborations and partnerships are crucial in our efforts to achieve this goal. Join us, you too!
A truly wonderful experience
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra consists of 109 musicians who are driven by their love of music and a desire to provide you with a truly wonderful experience that will live long in the memory. It is this passion and ambition that makes the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Sweden, one of the world’s foremost orchestras.