Canceled: Argentina's star cellist Sol Gabetta

Watch concerts at GSOplay instead! Purchased tickets will be refunded and subscribers compensated as soon as we know how many concerts in each subscritpion that will be affected.

Canceled: Argentina's star cellist Sol Gabetta

Watch concerts at GSOplay instead! Purchased tickets will be refunded and subscribers compensated as soon as we know how many concerts in each subscritpion that will be affected.

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The concert is unfortunately canceled, but you can watch livestreamed concerts at GSOplay instead! We will get back as soon as we can to ticket buyers with detailed information about for example new concert dates, exchanges and compensation. In general, we refund all tickets for the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’s own events, individually as well as within subscriptions. 

The following applies to subscriptions: As we do not yet know when we will be allowed to welcome any audience into the Gothenburg Concert Hall, we will await the development during the autumn. Refunds will be made automatically as soon as we know how the autumn season will be affected, but no later than 15 January 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact our ticket office:, +46(0)31-7265300. There is a lot of pressure on the ticket office and we hope that you can be tolerant of the fact that it can take an extra long time to get an answer.

More info about the decision to cancel / move events can be found here.


Verve, energy and playfulness: the opening melody in Shostakovich’s first cello concerto haunts you and you just love it. Argentine virtuoso Sol Gabetta has been praised for her interpretation of the concert: “A technically formidable soloist” (Bachtrack).

She has the whole world as her field of work and collaborates with the leading orchestras and conductors, among them Sir Simon Rattle and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. This is her first appearance with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. She replaces Truls Mørk who cannot come due to the corona pandemic.

The conductor, Klaus Mäkelä, also leads the orchestra in Sibelius’ enchanting Lemminkäinen Legends. The main character is Kalevala’s womaniser Lemminkäinen who has to pay dearly for his adventures. The four-piece suite’s most famous piece is The Swan of Tuonela, which in impressionistic twilight colours depicts a mysterious swan gliding around Tuonela, the island of the dead.


Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
29 min

Sibelius Four Lemminkäinen Legends
50 min


Gothenburg Symphony

The Gothenburg Symphony, called "one of the world's most formidable orchestras" by the Guardian, has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. Chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali who started his tenure in 2017. Barbara Hannigan and Christoph Eschenbach are principal guest conductors since 2019. Already at the orchestra's very first years, the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was appointed principal conductor, contributing strongly to the Nordic profile of the orchestra by inviting his colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to conduct their own works. Subsequent holders of the post include Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's tenure (1982-2004), the orchestra became a major international force. In 1997 it was appointed the National Orchestra of Sweden. During his celebrated tenure as music director (2007-2012), Gustavo Dudamel took the Orchestra to major music centres and festivals in Europe, making acclaimed appearances at BBC Proms and Vienna Musikverein. The list of prominent guest conductors has included Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux, Herbert von Karajan, Myung-Whun Chung, Herbert Blomstedt and Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra also runs extensive concert projects for children, and regularly releases digital live concerts free on The orchestra has been involved in many prestigious recording projects, the latest one the complete Sibelius Symphonies with Santtu-Matias Rouvali for Alpha Classics. Earlier, the orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland.

Klaus Mäkelä Conductor

Sol Gabetta cello

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