Göteborgs Konserthus A gala night for the music

Event has already taken place. With Jill Johnson, Linnea Henriksson, Daniel Lemma, Amanda Werne, Mimi Bay and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Concert length: 1 h 30 min Scene: Stora salen Organizer: Göteborgs-Posten, Göteborg & Co and Göteborgs Symfoniker
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Event has already taken place

The live music is starting to return to the city stages after many, long and quiet months. We want to celebrate this together with the people of Gothenburg by setting up a very special evening that lifts and supports the musicians of the future via a fundraiser for Popkollo Gothenburg and the Rescue Mission’s Community School Tynnered.

On 30 September Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra will play in the Concert Hall together with the specially invited artists Jill Johnson, Linnea Henriksson, Daniel Lemma, Amanda Werne and Mimi Bay – a collaboration between Göteborgs-Posten, Göteborg & Co and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

“Cooperation during a pandemic means everything. I’m so happy to be a part of musical meetings right now, and it has seldom felt more luxurious to be able to sing with a symphony orchestra. Very much looking forward to this! ”, Says Jill Johnson.

The artists sing their own songs as well as unique duets and the concert is also broadcasted live on gp.se.

“This will be a fantastic way to draw attention to the importance of music and culture for the city’s citizens. By letting the Gothenburg Symphony and some of Western Sweden’s finest artists meet on stage, we also manifest the importance of meeting to share new experiences. I am very happy that the concert is shown on gp.se as part of our ongoing effort to offer our readers unique cultural experiences “, says Johan Lindqvist, project manager for GP’s streamed concerts.

In connection with the concert, a fundraiser will take place for the non-profit activities Popkollo Gothenburg and the Rescue Mission’s Community School Tynnered which will start orchestral activities for children and young people this autumn, after school.

“The musicians in the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, as well as the artists they meet this evening, have all started by discovering an instrument and the music’s inherent power. We want more young people to make the same discovery and, regardless of genre, get a chance to meet around music and become part of the professional music life in the future – for an even stronger cultural life today and tomorrow “, says Linda Belanner, head of the Youth Department and community involvement at the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

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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. Barbara Hannigan and Christoph Eschenbach are principal guest conductors since 2019. 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. During his celebrated tenure as music director (2007-2012), Gustavo Dudamel took the Orchestra to major music centres and festivals in Europe, making acclaimed appearances at BBC Proms and Vienna Musikverein. 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 gsoplay.se. The orchestra has been involved in many prestigious recording projects, the latest one the complete Sibelius Symphonies with Santtu-Matias Rouvali for Alpha Classics. Earlier, the orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland.

Martin Schaub conductor

Linnea Henriksson vocalist

Jill Johnson vocalist

Daniel Lemma vocalist

Mimi Bay vocalist

Amanda Werne vocalist

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Questions? Contact the ticket office