Anja Bihlmaier dirigerar orkester. Står i profil med dirigentpinne och ena handen höjd i luften. Anja Bihlmaier dirigerar orkester. Står i profil med dirigentpinne och ena handen höjd i luften.

Göteborgs Konserthus Through fire and water with Anja Bihlmaier

Music as fuel for imagination with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and conductor Anja Bihlmaier.

Concert length: 1 h 30 min incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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Passionate music by Richard Strauss, cooling waves by Debussy and a brand-new piece from Outi Tarkiainen. Star conductor Anja Bihlmaier is known for filling orchestras and audiences alike with enthusiasm. 

Strauss’ one-act opera is based on a dreadful family history in which the family members melt away like butter in the sun. It is the tale of Elektra’s mad vindictiveness. The orchestra plays all the lead roles in this orchestral version of the fiery drama. Connoisseurs assert that the music is adequate fuel for the audience’s imagination: the drama is in the music. The opera was completed in 1909 and Manfred Honeck’s orchestral version arrived almost 100 years later. Bihlmaier is the right person for the job presenting this piece, the skilled opera conductor she is. 

Finnish composer Outi Tarkiainen touched the hearts of Gothenburg’s audience in February 2024 in the concert Nordic – A Fragile Hope, about the vulnerability of Nordic nature. Her newly composed Rapids of Life is about motherhood and the beginning of life. 


Get to know the music.

Get to know composer Outi Tarkiainen.

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! 


Tarkiainen The Rapids of Life 11 min

Intermission 25 min

R Strauss Elektra Symphonische Suite 34 min

Thursday 13 March 2025: The event ends at approx. 21.00


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