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May
18.00

Aiōn

The god of time and eternity has given the name to the Point Music Festival’s first world première. A dance performance that is just as much of a visual adventure as it is a grand, symphonic experience with Gothenburg Symphony.

Aiōn

The god of time and eternity has given the name to the Point Music Festival’s first world première. A dance performance that is just as much of a visual adventure as it is a grand, symphonic experience with Gothenburg Symphony.

Familiar with Aion? Greek mythology’s god of time and eternity has given his name to, and inspired, the festival’s first world première.

A dance performance that is just as much of a visual  storytelling adventure as it is a grand, symphonic sound experience with electronic features, physically embodied by Iceland Dance Company from Reykjavik, and choreographed by Erna Ómarsdóttir. The music has been composed by the celebrated Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, and is performed by the Gothenburg  Symphony. We don’t know anything about eternity, but we can promise that Aion will take you beyond time and space.

The performance is a part of Point Music Festival

Throughout Point Music Festival 23-26 May, the Gothenburg Concert Hall will be transformed. With sound, lighting and design, we’ll create an atmosphere where anything can happen. An atmosphere where music, dance, performing art and other art forms meet in new, unexpected ways, sweeping the audience into an adventure. Which festival pass do you choose?

Point Music Festival is conducted with the support of the Sten A Olsson foundation for Research and Culture.

Aiōn is a co-comission by Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Dance Company and Gothenburg Symphony

Programme


Thorvaldsdottir AION
45 min


Participants


Gothenburg Symphony

The Gothenburg Symphony, called "one of the world's most formidable orchestras" by the Guardian, has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. Chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali who started his tenure in 2017. Kent Nagano has been principal guest conductor since 2013. Already at the orchestra's very first years, the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was appointed principal conductor, contributing strongly to the Nordic profile of the orchestra by inviting his colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to conduct their own works. Subsequent holders of the post include Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's tenure (1982-2004), the orchestra became a major international force. In 1997 it was appointed the National Orchestra of Sweden. The list of prominent guest conductors has included Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux, Herbert von Karajan, Myung-Whun Chung, Herbert Blomstedt and Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra also runs extensive concert projects for children, and regularly releases digital live concerts free on www.gsoplay.se. The orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels, including the complete orchestral music by Grieg and the complete symphonies of Sibelius, Nielsen, Stenhammar and Atterberg, and most recently orchestral music by Richard Strauss. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland. www.gso.se


Anna-Maria Helsing Conductor


Iceland Dance Company dans


Erna Ómarsdottír Choreographer


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