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Vara Konserthus Gothenburg Symphony plays in Vara Konserthus

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra plays in Vara Konserthus together with conductor Oksana Lyniv and Roland Pöntinen piano.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra plays in Vara Konserthus together with conductor Oksana Lyniv and Roland Pöntinen piano.


Frolyak Adagio in memoriam Miroslav Skoryk 15 min

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 39 min

Intermission 25 min

R Schumann Symphony No 3 "Rhenish" 34 min

Saturday 4 May 2024: The event ends at approx. 19.00


The Gothenburg Symphony was formed in 1905 and today consists of 109 musicians. The orchestra's base is Göteborgs Konserthus, the funk gem at Götaplatsen that has gathered music lovers since 1935. Since the 2017-2018 season, Santtu-Matias Rouvali has been Chief conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony. Since the 2019-2020 season, Barbara Hannigan is Principal guest conductor. We are also a proud partner of Barbara Hannigan's Equilibrium mentoring program focusing on young singers at the start of their careers. Wilhelm Stenhammar was the orchestra's chief conductor from 1907 to 1922. He gave the orchestra a strong Nordic profile and invited colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to the orchestra. Under the direction of conductor Neeme Järvi from 1982-2004, the orchestra made a series of international tours as well as a hundred disc recordings and established themselves among Europe's leading orchestras. In 1996, the Swedish Riksdag appointed the Gothenburg Symphony as Sweden's National Orchestra. In recent decades, the orchestra has had prominent chief conductors such as Mario Venzago and Gustavo Dudamel, following Kent Nagano as Principal Guest conductor. Sten Cranner is CEO and artistic director, Gustavo Dudamel honorary conductor and Neeme Järvi chief conductor emeritus. The orchestra's owner is the Västra Götaland Region. The Gothenburg Symphony works regularly with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Joana Carneiro, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Christian Zacharias and Anja Bihlmaier.

Oksana Lyniv conductor

Roland Pöntinen piano

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