Göteborgs Konserthus Summer concert

Soft strings and cinematic emotional registers with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and smoking hot world stars Tarmo Peltokoski conductor and Chad Hoopes violin.

Concert length: 1 h 30 min incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
370-530 SEK Student 185-265 SEK

Two smoking hot world stars in the classical world meet in the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’s summer concert, a concert filled with classical hits.

American violinist Chad Hoopes, born in 1994, has been praised for his enormous talent and magical tone. Since winning first prize in the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, Chad Hoopes has the world at his feet.

The young conductor Tarmo Peltokoski from Vaasa, Finland got the dream job as a 21-year-old when he was appointed first chief conductor of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in Bremen earlier this year. He was recently appointed chief conductor of the Latvian National Orchestra in Riga and he has made famous appearances for, among others, our chief conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali in Paris. At the same time, he works side by side with Sakari Oramo at the Sibelius Academy.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto offers a cinematic emotional register that clearly points out why Korngold became Hollywood’s darling in the 1930s. Dmitri Shostakovich’ 5th throws you straight into political history. This was the symphony that became the Soviet artist’s famous “creative reply to justified criticism”, supervised by Stalin.

The opening number of this summer concert with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra will be a real British classic, one of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ most played and beloved works that embeds you in soft strings.

A late summer evening that won’t be forgotten.

“Watch out- here comes a genius!… Peltokoski not only has phenomenal technique, but an energy, a musical instinct, a stylistic and expressive clarity as well as fiery dynamics, all of which leave one speechless.” Diapason Magazine

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Get to know the classical pieces.


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 15 min

Korngold Violin Concerto 23 min

Intermission 25 min

Shostakovich Symphony No 5 47 min


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.

Tarmo Peltokoski conductor

Chad Hoopes violin

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