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Season opening filled with wonderful string sounds, trembling nerves and loving playfulness with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali and cellist Claes Gunnarsson.
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra opens the season with wonderful string sounds, trembling nerves and loving playfulness together with chief conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, the conductor comet from Finland!
Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 vibrates to a tragic mix of dread and harmony. Trembling nerves, but also the adagietto’s wonderful string section that floats between a state of dreaming and the waking world. We can only imagine how the audience reacted when Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 premiered in Cologne in 1904 – a crazy trumpet that plays a bygone fanfare, followed by the explosion of the orchestra and then the emergence of a sorrowful melody. What an atmosphere! The entire symphony is characterised by a tragic mix of dread and harmony. The renowned adagietto features a string section that floats between a state of dreaming and the waking world – tranquil, soaring and motionless at the same time.
Just a few decades earlier, a completely different sound filled the concert halls of Europe and Russia in a completely different era. Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme represents noble classicism in a romantic costume, here reflected in all its loving playfulness by the Gothenburg Symphony’s solo cellist Claes Gunnarsson. Tchaikovsky composed his works at a time when his right to live honestly and love the one he wanted was so questioned that he tried to end his own life. Music, and this work in particular, was Tchaikovsky’s way of dealing with an inner struggle, and a reality that limited his freedom.
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!
Learn more about classical music in the series of lectures entitled Classical curiosities. This Tuesday we delves into the world of Russian Romanticism with phenomenal geniuses such as Tchaikovsky, Medtner, Scriabin, Mussorgsky and Glazunov.
A romantic masterpiece followed by stormy love, with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Wilson and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich.
Enchanting worlds with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali and violinist Valeriy Sokolov.
Rhythmic energy with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste and violinist María Dueñas.
Here you will find all the necessary information that you need to know about before your magical visit in the Concert Hall.
Invite yourself or someone you like to an experience for all the senses. Welcome to visit the Concert Hall's restaurant or one of our foyer bars.