Porträtt bild av kvinna i mörka kläder mot brun oskarp bakgrund. Håller i en dirigentpinne och har ena handen under hakan. Porträtt bild av kvinna i mörka kläder mot brun oskarp bakgrund. Håller i en dirigentpinne och har ena handen under hakan.

Göteborgs Konserthus Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

Poetic and thought-provoking, with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Eva Ollikainen, conductor; Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble; and Gothenburg Symphony Choir.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
390-550 SEK Student 195-275 SEK Young up to 29 195-275 SEK

Our beautiful and tormented blue planet, floating in space – can it be saved? Perhaps, if it saves itself from us. This notion is raised in Karin Rehnqvist’s award-winning Silent Earth for mixed choir and orchestra. Eva Ollikainen conducts. 

A discussion one evening a few years ago between composer Karin Rehnqvist and poet Kerstin Perski was the origin of Silent Earth. They discussed Earth, people and the threatening changes occurring in nature. Silent Earth asks questions such as: What will happen – to Earth and to us? Has the fateful moment arrived? The tones and poetry are pressing forces. Earth is on fire. Earth is trembling. Save us. Earth, save yourself. From us? 

Silent Earth won the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2022. 

After the intermission, we hear Gustav Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 1. It is solemn and mournful, with folk melodies and a stormy ending. A Titan, as its nickname suggests. Everything is conducted by the sure hand of Eva Ollikainen, who makes her long-awaited return to the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in this performance. 


Get to know composer Karin Rehnqvist.

Get to know Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1.

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! 


Rehnqvist Silent Earth 30 min

Intermission 25 min

Mahler Symphony No 1 54 min

Thursday 8 May 2025: The event ends at approx. 21.30
Friday 9 May 2025: The event ends at approx. 20.00


Eva Ollikainen conductor

Questions? Contact the ticket office
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