Santtu-Matias Rouvali står i profil med en dirigentpinne. Mörkt klädd mot ljusare, brungul bakgrund. Santtu-Matias Rouvali står i profil med en dirigentpinne. Mörkt klädd mot ljusare, brungul bakgrund.

Göteborgs Konserthus A path to peace – Beethoven 9

Feel the power of community with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor; Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble; Gothenburg Symphony Choir; Per Ivarsson, trumpet; and vocal soloists.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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At the world premiere of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for large orchestra, choir and soloists, the soloists had to turn Beethoven, who was deaf by that point, towards the audience to receive the applause. The symphony was an enormous success. Beethoven had composed a work for the future; for freedom, peace and solidarity.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of history’s most magnificent choral works, with the famous song Ode to Joy, a symbol of brotherhood throughout the ages celebrating 200 years in 2024. 

Toru Takemitsu was a master of atmosphere who gladly took inspiration from nature, jazz, pop music and the avant-garde. The piece Paths was written as a tribute to Lutoslawski, once composed for the internationally renowned Swedish trumpet player Håkan Hardenberger. Tonight the Symphony Orchestra’s solo trumpet player Per Ivarsson takes on the work. 

Together with Einojuhani Rautavaara’s moving Requiem from 1953, the evening carves out a path towards peace and embraces the power of community. 

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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! You will get the stories behind the music, knowledge of the composers and own reflections about the classical pieces. The introduction last for about 30 minutes, it is free and free seating in the hall. Welcome! 

Programme

Takemitsu Paths 5 min

Rautavaara A Requiem in Our Time 11 min

Intermission 25 min

Beethoven Symphony No 9 1 h 5 min

Thursday 12 December 2024: The event ends at approx. 21.30
Friday 13 December 2024: The event ends at approx. 20.00
Saturday 14 December 2024: The event ends at approx. 17.00

Participants




Karolina Andersson soprano

Jenny Carlstedt mezzosopran

Daniel Frank tenor

Henning von Schulman bas



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