Göteborgs Konserthus CANCELED: MAHLER’S HEAVENLY MUSIC

Event has already taken place. Watch the concert at GSOplay instead! Purchased tickets will be refunded and subscribers compensated as soon as we know how many concerts in each subscritpion that will be affected.

Concert length: 1 h 30 min Scene: Stora salen
340-500 SEK Student 170-250 SEK

Event has already taken place

The concert is unfortunately canceled, but you can watch it livestreamed at GSOplay. We will get back as soon as we can to ticket buyers with detailed information about for example new concert dates, exchanges and compensation. In general, we refund all tickets for the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’s own events, individually as well as within subscriptions. 

The following applies to subscriptions: As we do not yet know when we will be allowed to welcome any audience into the Gothenburg Concert Hall, we will await the development during the autumn. Refunds will be made automatically as soon as we know how the autumn season will be affected, but no later than 15 January 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact our ticket office: biljett@gso.se, +46(0)31-7265300. There is a lot of pressure on the ticket office and we hope that you can be tolerant of the fact that it can take an extra long time to get an answer.

More info about the decision to cancel / move events can be found here.

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Last season, the soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan became first guest conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Her unmistakable voice and unparalleled sense of beauty in the phrasing have been praised by critics as well as the public. Experience her at this concert in Mahler’s bright and lyrically playful fourth symphony where she both conducts and sings. Music that embodies the fantasy of a heavenly kingdom where everyone lives in harmony with each other. The highlight of the symphony is the last movement with soprano solo: “We enjoy the heavenly delights”.

Joy can quickly turn to sorrow. Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No 44, “Mourning”, has a slow movement that the composer, according to legend, wished for his own funeral. But Haydn would not be Haydn without verve and spirit: the final bursts of energy with its driving rhythms and playful action between the instruments.

Programme

Haydn Symphony No 44 "Trauer" 22 min

Mahler Symphony No 4 54 min

Participants

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.

Barbara Hannigan conductor

Barbara Hannigan soprano

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