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Göteborgs Konserthus Autumn mood with Poulenc’s Stabat Mater

A sincere and beautiful concert with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Aivis Greters, conductor; Johanna Wallroth, soprano; Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble and the Gothenburg Symphony Choir.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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With his native country Latvia as a jumping-off point, conductor Aivis Greters guides us on a musical meditation. The beautiful word Lacrimosa means tearful, and refers to the farewell from Mary to Jesus on the cross. Like Mozart and many others, composer Arturs Maskats has set this powerful scene to music in his own way. 

Francis Poulenc’s popular choral work Stabat Mater revolves around the same theme, and the French master’s feel for melody and organic harmonies is truly on display here. This music is a contemplation on the eternal love evidenced by sorrow. 

Performing the solo is well-known soprano Johanna Wallroth, acclaimed for her resonant, elegant style. 

Jean Sibelius’ second symphony was inspired by the warmth of Italy, but with undertones of longing for his native Finland – for light summer nights and the lifelong love of nature in the Nordic region. The evening concludes with the heroic final movement, leaving the audience feeling hopeful and re-energised. 


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Introduction to the concert

Take a seat in the Great Hall one hour before the concert begins and learn more about the music you will soon experience! You will get the stories behind the music, knowledge of the composers and own reflections about the classical pieces. The introduction last for about 30 minutes, it is free and free seating in the hall. Welcome! 


Maskats Lacrimosa 7 min

Poulenc Stabat Mater 33 min

Butans Lux aeterna luceat eis: Movement 2 4 min

Intermission 25 min

Friday 8 November 2024: The event ends at approx. 20.00
Saturday 9 November 2024: The event ends at approx. 17.00


Aivis Greters conductor

Johanna Wallroth soprano

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