Singing Swans

LIVESTREAM Friday 15 Februari 18.00 CET
Sibelius’ fifth symphony is one of his most popular, even though it was created under dramatic circumstances, during the First World War.

Worry about the war, creative angst, and a troublesome private life – booze, tobacco, debt – placed obstacles in the way. In spite of all this, it became a wondrously beautiful creation, inspired by the singing swans in the Finnish archipelago.

Percussionist Martin Grubinger is a celebrated star in Europe, an artist that people come from far and wide to experience. He is now going to tour Germany with the Gothenburg Symphony, and there will of course be concerts in Gothenburg as well. With something very exciting on the programme: Kalevi Aho’s percussion concerto Sieidi.


Nelson Steampunk Blizzard 7 min
Aho Sieidi, concerto for solo percussion and orchestra 36 min
Intermission25 min
Sibelius Symphony No 5 31 min


Gothenburg Symphony
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Martin Grubinger percussion


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