Kvinna sitter på sten vid vatten med dirigentpinne i handen. Kvinna sitter på sten vid vatten med dirigentpinne i handen.

Göteborgs Konserthus A sweet union of beauty and chaos

Music filled with longing with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Tabita Berglund, conductor; and Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet.

Concert length: 1 h 30 min incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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At night, nature is filled with new life in Helen Grime’s atmospheric trumpet concerto, performed by Håkan Hardenberger. In celebrated composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s mighty Metacosmos, we hear beauty born from chaos. Tabita Berglund conducts. 

Beginning and ending the concerto, we hear music on the theme of longing – which no one has depicted better than Wagner, in his prelude to the opera Tristan und Isolde. Tension builds for longer than seems possible, until finally erupting into jubilation. Jean Sibelius borrowed both style and sounds from Wagner for his seventh symphony. There were many twists and turns before Sibelius’ most original work was ready for performance. The symphony has only one movement, but took a decade to write. 

Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s exciting Metacosmos shares the same ominous sound, circling the listener like a killer whale, ready to pierce the surface. Through masterful orchestration, she unites nature’s different elements into a structured whole. 

Norwegian star Tabita Berglund has had a magnificent career among Europe’s most prominent orchestras. In 2024 she takes over as principal guest conductor for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. We are proud to welcome her to the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. 

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Get to know the music.

Get to know Håkan Hardenberger.

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

Thorvaldsdottir Metacosmos 14 min

Grime Trumpet Concerto 22 min

Intermission 25 min

Wagner Tristan och Isolde: Prelude to act 1 13 min

Sibelius Symphony No 7 21 min

Wednesday 13 November 2024: The event ends at approx. 21.00

Participants


Tabita Berglund conductor

Håkan Hardenberger trumpet

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