Johannebergskyrkan Summer dreams with Gothenburg Symphony

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Concert length: 1 h no intermission
Free entry

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Join us for a pop-up concert with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in Johanneberg church! When late summer sighs happily, the Gothenburg Symphony offers music with Gothenburg’s own star violinist Ava Bahari. In addition, Dvorák’s eighth symphony, a life-affirming flow of lyrical sounds where strings and brass are allowed to shine.

Göteborgs Symfonikers alla musiker går mot kameran på en röd matta i garderobshallen. De är glada och pratar med varandra.

The concert begins with one of the most beautiful Swedish pieces ever written, the adagio from Vaknatten (“The Wake Night”) by Karl-Birger Blomdahl. A neoclassical dream that floats upwards under the high vault of the Johanneberg church. Vaknatten was written as theater music in 1945 by Blomdahl from Småland, who would later approach significantly more modern tones. He is most known for his opera version of Aniara.

Ava Bahari, 26, made her debut as a soloist with the Gothenburg Symphony with noise and bang last winter when she took on Schoenberg’s difficult violin concerto. “Arguably, this is playing that carries Ava Bahari into the world,” GP wrote. Now she is booked on stages around Europe and alternates her guest performances with violin studies in Berlin. This concert she plays a real show number, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by the Frenchman Camille Saint-Saëns.

Finally, conductor Anton Holmer leads the orchestra in swirling Czech music in Antonin Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony. It is happy smiling music and a celebration of life and the gifts of nature. One of Dvorák’s most played symphonies, along with the well-known 9th.

Anton Holmer has in a short time established himself as one of Sweden’s most prominent young conductors. He has conducted the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Orchester National de Metz and the Wind Symphony of Stockholm. Other collaborations include the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Dalasinfonietta, the Jönköping Sinfonietta and the Arméns Musikkår. Since autumn 2021, he has been assistant conductor at the Orchester National de Lyon together with chief conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider.

Dirigent Anton Holmer i inlevelsefull pose iklädd frack, mot blå bakgrund.

The concert is played in Johannebergskyrkan


Get to know the classical pieces.


Wednesday 23 August 2023: The event ends at approx. 19.00


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