Streamed live on 31 March 2022 19:15

Orchestral brilliance with Rouvali

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali is often hailed for his ability to get to the very core of music. Or, as the Sunday Times wrote: “He’s the real deal, music practically flows from the man’s fingertips.” That can be experienced by the audience in this rich Nordic package: Sibelius’ Symphonies No. 6 and No. 7 and Nielsen’s Violin Concerto with the acclaimed violinist Baiba Skride.

The music at this concert was written in the early 20th century and revolves around both natural mysticism and bold influences from the continent – music from a transitional period shaped by two different artistic temperaments. Sibelius had his roots in the national romanticism but looked in his last two symphonies towards new worlds that have liberated themselves from the earthly and concrete. Carl Nielsen raised his ear to the continent where exciting things were happening in the 1910s, at the same time as he followed his own marked path in the violin concerto: rhythmic, virtuoso and with warmth in his eyes.

International, Latvian violinist Baiba Skride has previously received many ovations in the Gothenburg Concert Hall, and also on tour to Germany and Belgium.

Violinisten Baiba Skride håller i sin violin.

Livestudio 19.15 CET

Get in mood for the concert with us in the live studio! Exciting interviews and conversations with participants in tonight’s concert is on the programme.

The concert starts at 19.30 CET.


Sibelius Symphony No. 6
29 min

Nielsen Violin Concerto
35 min


Sibelius Symphony No. 7
21 min


Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor

Baiba Skride violin

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