Göteborgs Konserthus Family Concert: A Fragile Hope

Join the Gothenburg Symphony in a dive under the surface and soar over beautiful landscapes in unique film projections and newly written music.

Concert length: 1 h Scene: Stora salen
195-265 SEK Student 98-133 SEK Senior 98-133 SEK

Join us in a dive under the surface and soar over beautiful landscapes. Unique film projections by Joakim Odelberg and newly written music fill the Great Hall in a packed concert. An experience that gives rise in both children and adults to thoughts about Earth, our nature and our animals.

The music is specially written for the Gothenburg Symphony by Nordic composers and the film and photojournalist Joakim Odelberg has set out on a campaign with his camera to defend our vulnerable nature. Accompanied by music in a performance directed by Andrea Östlund we are lured along to dramatic landscapes and the delicate resources we must nurture for the future.

Joakim under ytan i dykardräkt med ett fiskstim i bakgrunden

A Fragile Hope is a shorter, adapted family and school version of the full-length concert Nordic – A Fragile Hope, where we get to experience parts of the newly written music with the fantastic framing of filmed material.

Fenan av en späckhuggare syns på havsytan med snöiga berg i bakgrunden.

Saturday 24 February 2024: The event ends at approx. 16.00


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.

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