Available until 5 June 2021

The National Day Concert

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Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, The National Orchestra of Sweden, invites you to picnic and a summer National Day Concert – wherever you are! Take place in the garden or your favorite armchair with your picnic basket and share the experience with many others in Gothenburg, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden and the world.

Since 1984, Gothenburg citizens have been looking forward to and visited the concert in Slottsskogen with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra on Sweden’s National Day. A lovely tradition in the company of family and friends to relax and enjoy the music and picnic basket in the green park. This year, it has not been possible to make the concert in public – but it will be a concert anyway!

Welcome to a special concert recorded for GSOplay with the conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali full of beautiful summer atmosphere. The concert also includes the Gothenburg Symphony’s Vocal Ensemble led by Alexander Einarsson, two soloists: the orchestra’s first concertmaster Sara Trobäck, violin, and clarinetist Tekla Nilsson, winner of the Polstjärnepriset 2020, as well as Härlanda boy’s choir, conductor Birgitta Mannerström-Molin and dancers from Regionteater Väst – choreographer Monika Milocco. The program features orchestral music by Stenhammar, Sibelius, Grieg, Mozart, Lehár, and Beethoven. As well as choral music, brass music and folk music.

Ciceron is Tomas von Brömssen, the actor and comedian who in many ways embodies the typical Gothenburg citizen. If we are lucky he might be playing too.


Dybeck/trad Thou old, Thou Freeborn (Swedish National Anthem)
Stenhammar Sentimental Romance No 1
Lindblad A Summer Evening (Over the Forrest, Over the Lake)
Lehár Nechledil March
Trad Now Comes the Time for Flowers (arr Larsson-Gothe)
Beethoven Symphony No 8, movement 1
Frykberg The Batallion of Bohus (arr H Gustafsson)
Carlzon Lindh Summer Tune
Mozart Clarinet Concerto, movement 2
B G Hallqvist/K Matsson In This Delightful Summertime (arr Einarsson/Nyberg)
Sibelius Valse triste
Grieg Holberg Suite, Preludium
Westerberg A Viking Arrives (arr H Gustafsson)
Pers Erik in Östbjörka Conversion Polska (Polish Dance)
Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro


Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Tomas von Brömssen presenter
Sara Trobäck violin
Tekla Nilsson clarinet
Gothenburg Symphony’s Vocal Ensemble
Alexander Einarsson conductor
Härlanda boy’s choir
Birgitta Mannerström-Molin conductor
Dancers from Regionteater Väst
Monika Milocco choreographer

Extended concert range at GSOplay

Due to the corona pandemic, the concerts of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra are closed to the public. However, with a strong commitment and belief in the uniting power of music, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra will be available even more to all music lovers on GSOplay. The concerts can be enjoyed for free for anyone on the web or through our app – wherever you are.

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