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May
16.30

Gates of Hell

Rodin's famous sculptural group, The Gates of Hell, was completed while the world war raged. The evening’s performance named after the art work is a shining protest against the insanity of war.

Gates of Hell

Rodin's famous sculptural group, The Gates of Hell, was completed while the world war raged. The evening’s performance named after the art work is a shining protest against the insanity of war.

Auguste Rodin’s famous sculptural group, The Gates of Hell, was completed in 1917, while the world war raged. The evening’s performance named after Rodin’s art work is a shining protest against the insanity of war.

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra stages the piece in front of the audience’s very eyes, as the musicians themselves depict Rodin’s various characters to flowing music by Messiaen, Beethoven and Shostakovich. One of the poems performed was written by British poet Wilfred Owen, who died in battle in 1918. The message is as gripping and urgent today as
it was then.

The concerts 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.

Programme


text Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Own


Messiaen Quatuor pour la fin du temps: III Abime des Oiseaux


Beethoven Grosse Fuge
17 min


Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8


Participants


Norska Kammarorkestern


Terje Tønnesen Artistic Director


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