Göteborgs Symfoniker

Side by Side 2024: Closing Concert

Welcome to conclude the international music camp Side by Side together with the virtuosos of the future and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in this powerful symphonic concert in the Great Hall. There will be Grieg, Dvořák and Rachmaninoff – and music from Star Wars!

Side by side with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, this evening ADVANCED and PRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRA, Side by Side’s musical spearhead, create a double symphony orchestra. Together with YOUTH CHOIR and Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble, they offer a high-class musical cavalcade, under the direction of conductors Emilia Hoving and Marjolein Vermeeren, and choir director Birgitta Mannerström Molin.

The concert offers magnificent symphonic music with Grieg, Sibelius and Rachmaninoff on the program. We will also listen to excerpts from Ida Moberg’s orchestral suite Sunrise, Florence Price’s Third Symphony, and Daniel Nelson’s Cardiac Fanfare. The concert also includes music from Star Wars, in John Williams’ powerful “Duel of the Fates” for choir and orchestra. One of the great works of orchestral history, the last movement of Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony “From the New World”, then closes the concert and Side by Side 2024.

The international music camp Side by Side is organized by Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and is open to participants 6-23 years old. At Side by Side, children, and young people from all over the world gather to play and sing together, side by side with professional musicians. The camp promotes classical music and builds bridges between people, cultures, and continents.

Thanks to those who made the music camp possible!

Elite Park Aveny Hotell
Agneta Wallenstam
and to participants, employees and volunteers.

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Márquez Conga del Fuego Nuevo

Sibelius Alla marcia from Karelia Suite

Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt

Moberg Prelude from Orchestral Suite

Shaw To the Hands: Her beacon-hand beckons

Berlioz La damnation de Faust: Rákóczi March

Intermission 25 min

Nelson Cardiac Fanfare

Price Symphony No 3 - Scherzo. Finale

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 - Adagio, Excerpt

Williams Duel of the fates from The Phantom Menace

Dvorák Symphony No 9 "From the New World" - Allegro con fuoco


Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Emilia Hoving conductor

Marjolein Vermeeren conductor

Participants from the camp Side by Side

Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble