Göteborgs Konserthus Family Concert: GBG 402

Armed with balloons and streamers, we celebrate our city’s 400th anniversar together with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, singer Negar Zarassi, poetic rap artist Vic Vem, piano player Fabian Kallerdahl and conductor Gudrun Dahlkvist.

Concert length: 1 h Scene: Stora salen
190-260 SEK Student 95-130 SEK

The city of Gothenburg turned 400 in 2021, but no one could come to the party. So now we’re trying again!

Armed with streamers and balloons, we celebrate our new old city. With the city as a backdrop and music in all its details, we offer a cheeky and tender declaration of love for the city of Gothenburg. Welcome to a somewhat belated birthday party – and this time we really want you to come!

Look into Gothenburg Concert Hall


Vem Freestyle Poetry 2 min

Vem Vacker 4 min

Stenhammar Excelsior! 4 min

Taube Så länge skutan kan gå 4 min

Johansson Visa från Utanmyra 5 min

Hellström Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg 2 min

V Aulin Tableaux Parisiens 4 min

Catalani Wally's aria from act 1 of La Wally 5 min

Pourkarim Goliat 5 min


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.

Gudrun Dahlkvist conductor

Negar Zarassi soloist

Fabian Kallerdahl soloist

Vic Vem övt

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