Göteborgs Konserthus Nagano conducts Schubert

Romantic shimmer with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano and cellist Truls Mørk.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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This concert is enveloped in a romantic shimmer. Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 begins with a solo for the horn – the instrument that captures the very essence of the Romantic era. Here it provides the tone for the rural nature of the areas around Vienna where Schubert derived his energy and inspiration. Sadly the composer never actually got to hear his symphony played for an audience. When Robert Schumann discovered the work and brought it to light, Schubert had already been dead for ten years.

In the Concert Hall this evening, this work is conducted by Kent Nagano, formerly the principal guest conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

The programme also features Victoria Borisova-Ollas’ Oh Giselle, remember me… for cello and orchestra, dedicated to this evening’s soloist Truls Mørk. The work draws its inspiration from the romantic ballet about the young peasant girl Giselle, who falls in love but dies of a broken heart.

Listen

Get to know Schubert

Lär känna kompositören Victoria Borisova-Ollas.

Lär känna cellisten Truls Mørk.

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! A musician from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra gives you the stories behind the music, knowledge of the composers and own reflections on what it is like to play the classical pieces. The introduction last for about 30 minutes, it is free and free seating in the hall. Warm welcome!

Programme

Victoria Oh Giselle, remember me... 20 min

Intermission 25 min

Schubert Symphony No 9 "Great" 56 min

Participants

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 gsoplay.se. 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.

Kent Nagano conductor

Truls Mørk cello

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