Göteborgs Konserthus Late Romanticism and French Elegance

Beautiful with the Gothenburg Symphony, Marie Jacquot conductor and Peter Jablonski piano.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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Meet the acclaimed French conductor Marie Jacquot who leads the Gothenburg Symphony in Ravel’s richly ornamented and elegant Valses nobles et sentimentales. Swedish Peter Jablonski is the soloist in Polish Grażyna Bacewicz’s late-romantic, virtuosic and dreamily imaginative piano concerto. 

Grażyna Bacewicz was both celebrated and uniquely successful as a female composer during her lifetime. She graduated in composition at the Warsaw Conservatory and combined her composing with life as a touring piano soloist until the mid-1950s. After that, she devoted herself exclusively to composing. She wrote the concerto for piano and orchestra from 1949 for the 100th anniversary of the death of compatriot Frédéric Chopin. 

The evening ends in the same romantic spirit with César Franck’s only full-scale symphony, the Symphony in D minor, which premiered at the end of the vibrant 1880s. 

Peter Jablonski hit it big in his 20s. After many years abroad, we welcome him back to the Swedish stage again.


Get to know the classical pieces.

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. Warm welcome!


Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales 17 min

Bacewicz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 22 min

Intermission 25 min

Franck Symphony in D Minor 38 min

Wednesday 20 September 2023: The event ends at approx. 21.30
Friday 22 September 2023: The event ends at approx. 20.00


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.

Marie Jacquot conductor

Peter Jablonski piano

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