Göteborgs Konserthus Hasselblad Award Concert with Neeme Järvi

A celebratory festive concert with Gothenburg Symphony and Neeme Järvi, conductor.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
695 SEK

A legend is back. The Gothenburg Symphony has the honor to play a unique celebratory concert led by its honorary conductor Neeme Järvi. The world’s biggest photography prize – the Hasselblad Award –  will be awarded to Ingrid Pollard in 2024 and she is celebrated with jubilant music, puke and birdsong.  

The great camera pioneer and Gothenburg native Victor Hasselblad was not only fascinated by the moon, where his cameras traveled in the Apollo project. Even birds were captured by his sharp lens. As a greeting from Finnish forests, Einojuhani Rautavaara’s masterpiece Cantus Arcticus resounds with duets between wind instruments and recorded birdsong. 

The evening reaches its festive climax when Hugo Alfvén’s parade suite sounds under the solid hand of Neeme Järvi. As a finale, the Sea of Tranquility bathes in morning light as the sun rises in Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss; a piece  that has become forever associated with space on film. 

Experience a full evening with the Swedish National Orchestra that will be remembered. 

Photographer Ingrid Pollard

During the concert, award winner Ingrid Pollard will be present in the salon. In her four decades of practice Ingrid Pollard uses photography to question deeply engrained social and cultural constructs behind race, identity, community, and gender. Take the opportunity to see her pictures at Hasselblad Center October 12-January 19, the award winner’s first solo exhibition in Sweden.


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Rautavaara Cantus arcticus 16 min

Alfvén Gustavus Adolphus, suite for orchestra 36 min

Intermission 25 min

Thursday 10 October 2024: The event ends at approx. 21.30


Neeme Järvi conductor

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