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The subscription concert is unfortunately canceled. We will get back as soon as we can to those who are concerned with detailed information about what is required regarding, for example, compensation. In general, we refund all tickets for the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’s own events, individually as well as within subscriptions.
Refunds will be made automatically as soon as we know how the autumn season will be affected, but no later than 1 June 2021. More info about how the refunds will be made and the decision to cancel / move events can be found here.
If you have any questions, please contact our ticket office: firstname.lastname@example.org, +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.
The next ticket release is planned for 27 February 11.00 and applies to concerts in the period 28 March-6 June. You who are a subscriber have online priority for the tickets via your web profile starting on 26 February 11.00.
You are warmly welcome to also take part in the concert offer at GSOplay, whenever and wherever you want.
Breaking up over the phone is nothing new. As early as 1928, The Human Voice was written portraying a woman in a desperate phone call. Tears, sleeping pills, threats and appealing.
Poulenc’s Opera for soprano (soloist, Barbara Hannigan) and orchestra came 30 years later. Emotionally demanding as is Richard Strauss’s gripping Metamorphosis before the interval, which was written in the aftermath of World War II.
R Strauss Metamorphosen: In memoriam, Studie für 23 Solostreicher
Poulenc La voix humaine
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