Göteborgs Symfoniker

Göteborgs Konserthus Life Reflected

Event has already taken place. A symphonic multimedia experience based on four Canadian women’s engaging life stories, with music, song, dance, spoken word, photography and graphics.

Concert length: 1 h 30 min Scene: Stora salen
350 SEK Student 175 SEK

Event has already taken place

Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra gives a powerful and at times heart-wrenching performance based on four Canadian women’s engaging life stories.

Through music, song, dance, spoken word, photography and graphics, we get to know Alice Munro, Amanda Todd, Roberta Bondar and Rita Joe in a symphonic multimedia experience.

Their stories inspired the director and  creative producer Donna Feore, and the orchestra’s artistic director, Alexander Shelley, to create Life Reflected: ’The stories of these four women are some of the most captivating, personal and yet universal stories I have heard.’

Dear Life by Alice Munro

Is based on Nobel Prize-winner Alice Munro’s semi-autobiographical short story – a reflection on memory, childhood and the formative stages of life.

My Name is Amanda Todd

Tells the story of a vibrant 15-year-old who, after suffering for years from cyber abuse, spoke out against harassment and bullying on YouTube. Amanda Todd tragically took her life on October 10, 2012.

Bondarsphere

Dr. Roberta Bondar dreamed of being an astronaut. This dream was realized in January 1992, aboard NASA’s space shuttle Discovery, when she became the first neurologist in space and Canada’s first female astronaut.

I Lost My Talk

Is based on the poem by Mi’kmaw elder and poet Rita Joe expressing the pain she experienced at Residential School, but also her conviction that her words could guide and inspire to strength and healing.

Panel Discussion before the performance

Meet the people behind powerful Life Reflected at 16.45 in Stenhammarsalen. Participants: Amanda Todd’s mother Carol Todd, composer Jocelyn Morlock, choreographer/dancer Santee Smith and and the artistic director Alexander Shelley (conductor), together with Gothenburg Symphony’s CEO Sten Cranner.

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. Buy the festival pass that suits you the best or pick your favourite performances!

Life Reflected is included in following festival passes: Point Pass, Stora salen Pass, Sunday Pass

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

Prepare your visit

Here you will find all the important information you may need for your visit to the Point Music Festival.

Programme

Di Castri "Dear Life" words and lyrics by Alice Munroe, adaption by Merilyn Simonds 20 min

Morlock My Name is Amanda Todd 11 min

Lizée Bondarsphere 15 min

Estacio I Lost My Talk 20 min

Participants

Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra

Erin Wall soprano

Monique Mojica actress

Martha Henry narrator

Alexander Shelley conductor and artistic director

Donna Feore creative producer and director

Normal Studio visual and stage design

Questions? Contact the ticket office