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Lyrical and uncompromising, with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pekka Kuusisto and violinist Ava Bahari.
This evening’s programme features three works led by the charismatic violinist and conductor Pekka Kuusisto. Extremes meet here – Reger’s quiet arrangement of Bach’s chorale O Mensch, Bewein Dein Sünde Groß (O man, bewail your great sin) gives us time for reflection, while Schönberg’s uncompromising violin concerto with Swedish shooting star Ava Bahari takes us into elusive love. The evening is rounded off in the soft rhythms that have made Prokofiev’s Romeo and Julia such an immortal work.
As a composer, Prokofiev was driven entirely by his artistic vision. After the Russian Revolution, he left the country and lived in exile in the United States and France – not for political reasons but to gain peace of mind. Prokofiev was often criticized in his homeland for his “Western style” and at the same time received the Stalin Prize several times. Underneath all these contradictions is a distinctive style and an artistic drive that reaches through history.
The violinist Ava Bahari was born and raised in Gothenburg. She started playing the violin at the age of three and a half and has been a student of Per Enoksson, former first concertmaster of Gothenburg Symphony. Ava Bahari won the Pole Star Award in 2012 and is recognizable from the SVT series Molanders in the role of Julyia.
Previously announced Korngold’s Suite from the film Anthony Adverse and Barber’s Adagio for strings has been replaced by O Mensch, Bewein Dein Sünde Groß by Bach/Reger.
Get to know the classical pieces.
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. Warm welcome!
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