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A fanciful evening with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anja Bihlmaier and trumpet player Per Ivarsson.
Antonín Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7 encompasses both exhilaration and outbursts of joy, melancholy and contemplation. In this concert it is joined on the programme by French composer André Jolivet’s fanciful Trumpet Concerto and the magical sounds of Anders Hillborg’s Sound Atlas.
Dvorák composed his seventh symphony after hearing Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, which he found to be a musical vitamin injection. But even if Dvorák drew inspiration from his mentor Brahms, who was eight years his elder, this music is completely unique and very personal. The symphony begins in a dull and mysterious manner but then blossoms into exuberant joy. The slow movement is pure and natural, the third movement is a melancholic scherzo, and the finale is a true outburst of joy.
André Jolivet’s Trumpet Concerto is charmingly melodic, sonorously piquant and masterful. This evening it is performed by Per Ivarsson, principal trumpet of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
Swedish composer Anders Hillborg has a wide field of activity – he writes orchestral, choral and chamber music as well as film music and pop music. On this occasion we meet his Sound Atlas, described by the Financial Times as: ”Music of the far expanses of the universe, haunted by the otherworldly sound of the glass harmonica. If Stanley Kubrick came back to remake 2001 and needed a soundtrack, Hillborg would be his man.” Exciting!
Get to know the classical pieces.
Get to know the composer Anders Hillborg.
Take a seat in the Great Hall one hour before the concert begins and learn more about the music you will soon experience! A musician from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra gives you the stories behind the music, knowledge of the composers and own reflections on what it is like to play the classical pieces. The introduction last for about 30 minutes, it is free and free seating in the hall. Warm welcome!
Colourful surprises with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali and clarinettist Kari Kriikku.
Flowing music and heavenly voices with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Finnegan Downie Dear, horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill, the Gothenburg Symphony Choir and vocal soloists.
Here you will find all the necessary information that you need to know about before your magical visit in the Concert Hall.
Invite yourself or someone you like to an experience for all the senses. Welcome to visit the Concert Hall's restaurant or one of our foyer bars.