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Julia Wolfe's fateful oratorio Fire in my Mouth with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor, women's choir from the Gothenburg Symphony Choir and children's choir.
The notes of Julia Wolfe’s acclaimed oratorio Fire in My Mouth sound fatally to the rasp of cutting scissors. In an attention-grabbing performance, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Womens’ Choir and a children’s choir effectively tell the story of the harsh conditions in a textile factory. European premiere.
American Julia Wolfe’s multimedia work is a tribute to the heroes of labor. It was met with praise at its premiere in 2019 and was called “a monumental achievement as a musical drama”. This oratorio, which is wistful but also bright, is about the brave immigrant women who stepped off the boats in New York Harbor and immediately set about building the country.
We follow them through four movements: The Immigration, The Factory, The Protest and The Fire, all of which are based on a very real event; the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 when over one hundred young women died in America’s worst workplace accident. They were heroines, says Julia Wolfe, they had previously gone out and demonstrated against a dangerous working environment and thanks to them new laws on better working conditions and fire protection were pushed through.
“It’s a story about New York, but also about working people everywhere,” Julia Wolfe has said. “We are all human and we are here together”.
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. Warm welcome!
Get seduced by the Gothenburg Symphony, Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor, Olivier Latry organ, Roger Carlsson and Walter Witick percussion.
Feel the power of one of history's most powerful choir pieces! With the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor, Christina Nilsson soprano, Katarina Karnéus mezzosoprano, Adam Frandsen tenor and Tareq Nazmi basso.
A grand event with the Autumn Holiday Choir and the Autumn Holiday Orchestra under the direction of Kim Phipps.
A dear visit from the Gothenburg Opera orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard conductor, Ida Falk Winland soprano and Adam Frandsen tenor.
Dramatic comedy with the Gothenburg Symphony, Barbara Hannigan conductor, David Dencik actor, Katia & Marielle Labèque piano and Laurent Naouri baritone.
Unique projections in a rich concert experience created by the Gothenburg Symphony, film and photojournalist Joakim Odelberg and director Andrea Östlund.
Empowering music with the Gothenburg Symphony and conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
Virtuose playing with the Gothenburg Symphony, Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor and Bruce Liu piano, and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
Meet the spring with song when the Gothenburg Symphony's Vocal Ensemble and pianist Juan Zurutuza invite you to a concert under the direction of Katie Thomas.
A colorful musical adventure with the Gothenburg Symphony, Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor and Leonidas Kavakos violin. Lighting design: Mikki Kunttu.
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Every note taken has the power to set in motion a movement in the atmosphere, with power to carry through generations. Discover the concerts of the season and let us create lasting impressions together.