Göteborgs Konserthus This Is What I Mean

Make place for words and stories when Swedish Hiphop meets Gothenburg Symphony! With Dani M, Erik Lundin, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Hans Ek, Imenella and Vic Vem.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
380-540 SEK Student 190-270 SEK Young up to 29 190-270 SEK

Tradition and present merge in a dynamic meeting between Swedish hiphop elite and symphonic orchestra in a unique concert in Gothenburg Concert Hall. At the forefront of this fusion is artist Vic Vem, the Gothenburg rapper who is passionate about the words, the story and the dynamics – the soul of hiphop. Vic Vem has a versatile position in Swedish hiphop and runs several projects to help young people write music.

kollage med bild på artisterna Dani M, Erik Lundin, Imenella och Vic Vem

With him this evening, he has artists from Sweden’s hip-hop elite: the rapper and dancer Imenella released her debut album in 2022 with tracks of dancehall and r’n’b and was named Newcomer of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 2019. Erik Lundin spells success in all his collaborations – from Ullevi’s huge audience as a guest artist with Håkan Hellström, to performances with Daniel Adams-Ray and hits with Suedi. In addition, Uppsala’s pride Dani M, well-established artist with roots in both hip-hop and reggae. Hans Ek conducts this unique collaboration.

With arranger and conductor Hans Ek on the podium, we can always count on great musical experiences and newly interpreted Swedish pop of the highest class. Together with artists such as Zara Larsson, Laleh and Veronica Maggio, he has created concerts that have given him a very special position in Swedish music life. In Gothenburg Concert Hall you have met him in Bowie in Berlin, Kosmische Musik, E.S.T. Symphony and Disco. Now he is taking on the hiphop scene together with the Gothenburg Symphony.

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Friday 17 May 2024: The event ends at approx. 21.30
Saturday 18 May 2024: The event ends at approx. 21.30


The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1905 and currently consists of 109 musicians. The orchestra is based in Gothenburg Concert Hall – a gem of functionalism on Götaplatsen square that has enchanted music lovers since 1935. Wilhelm Stenhammar was the orchestra’s Chief Conductor from 1907 until 1922. He gave the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra a strong Nordic profile and invited his colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to collaborate with the orchestra. Under the leadership of Chief Conductor Neeme Järvi between 1982 and 2004, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra undertook a number of international tours and made a hundred or so album recordings while establishing itself as one of Europe’s foremost orchestras. In 1997 the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra received the title of the National Orchestra of Sweden. Since season 2017-2018 Santtu-Matias Rouvali is Chief Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Since season 2019-2020 Barbara Hannigan is Principal Guest Conductor. Christoph Eschenbach was also Principal Guest Conductor of Gothenburg Symphony in the years 2019-2022 – together they formed a strong three-leaf clover consisting of three completely different types of artists. We are also extremely proud to be an official partner of soprano Barbara Hannigan’s mentor initiative Equilibrium, with focus on young singers and musicians who are just beginning their careers. Sten Cranner is the orchestra’s CEO and Artistic Director, while Gustavo Dudamel holds the title of Honorary Conductor and Neeme Järvi that of Principal Conductor Emeritus. Region Västra Götaland is owner of the orchestra. The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra works regularly with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Joana Carneiro, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Christian Zacharias and Anja Bihlmaier.

Hans Ek conductor

Imenella övt

Erik Lundin övt

Dani M övt

Vic Vem övt

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