Gala Concert in the presence of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf och H.M. Queen Silvia with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra led by Gustavo Dudamel in favor of the World Childhood Foundation.
The World Childhood Foundation was founded by H.M. Queen Silvia 1999 and on the occasion of Childhood’s 20th anniversary, we now invite you to a gala evening to support the world’s children. Childhood works to prevent violence and sexual abuse of children and supports local projects in Sweden and abroad. The vision is that all children should have a safe and loving childhood free from violence and exploitation.
The ticket price includes a light meal and a drink during the interval. The revenues go to Childhood in full.
The concert starts at 19.00 and the doors open at 18.00.
Dress code: Business casual
Lindblad Kungssången (Hymn to the King)
Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird (1919)
Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale
Saint-Saëns Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix from Samson et Dalila
Steiner Casablanca Suite
Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Williams Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, 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. Kent Nagano has been principal guest conductor since 2013. 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. 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 www.gsoplay.se.
The orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels, including the complete orchestral music by Grieg and the complete symphonies of Sibelius, Nielsen, Stenhammar and Atterberg, and most recently orchestral music by Richard Strauss. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland.
Gustavo Dudamel Conductor
Katarina Karnéus mezzosopran
Västra Götalands Ungdomssymfoniker