Göteborgs Konserthus Gates of Hell

Event has already taken place. Rodin's famous sculptural group, The Gates of Hell, was completed while the world war raged. The performance with Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and actor Johan Gry is named after the art work and is a shining protest against the insanity of war.

Concert length: 1 h 30 min no intermission Scene: Stenhammarsalen
300 SEK Student 150 SEK

Event has already taken place

Auguste Rodin’s famous sculptural group, The Gates of Hell, was completed in 1917, while the world war raged. The 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 by Johan Gry 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.

Johan Gry works at the Gothenburg City Theater and is known from film and television productions such as Vita lögner (White lies), Hammarkullen, Skärgårdsdoktorn (Archipelago Doctor) and Kommissarie Winter (Commissioner Winter).

The original plaster of Rodin’s monumental sculpture is displayed at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. It depicts a scene from the Inferno, the first section of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, and contains 180 figures:

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!

Gates of Hell is included in following festival passes: Point Pass, Saturday Pass

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

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

text Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Own

text The Cenotaph by Charlotte Mew

Beethoven Grosse Fuge, excerpts

text You cannot sleep by Arnulf Øverland

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8

text Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann


Norska Kammarorkestern

Johan Gry narrator

Terje Tønnesen artistic director

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