Göteborgs Konserthus Vägus: Crash Course

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Concert length: 1 h 50 min no intermission Scene: Stora salen
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In Crash Course Vägus gives you everything you want to know about the orchestra, but never dared to ask! The Youth Orchestra of region Västra Götaland plays under the direction of conductor Simon Phipps.

In a brand new version of Benjamin Britten’s most famous and beloved orchestral work The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra from 1946, you get insight into Vägus innermost secrets. What are for example the similarity between a French horn and a garden hose? And who in the orchestra can play the highest note?

In the first act we also hear Méditation the Thais, Star Wars by John Williams, Super Mario Brothers Theme by Koji Kondo and Happy by Pharell Williams.

After the break it is time for Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 “Babi Yar” – set to music poems by the poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. The texts concern the Jewish persecution and Babi Yar is a ravine where several mass executions took place during World War II. The symphony was a poignant protest against racism and oppression in the former Soviet Union – the maximum set position theme even today. At the premiere in 1962 said that Nikita Khrushchev tried to stop the work, without success. However it was met by an eloquent silence from the press. Vägus front of the symphony in the new translation to Swedish with basso bar Nils Gusten and male choir.

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Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Massenet Thaïs: Méditation 5 min

Williams Main Title from Star Wars IV 6 min

Williams The Imperial March from Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 6 min

Kondo Super Mario Bros. 3 min

Williams Happy 4 min

Intermission 25 min

Sjostakovitj Symphony No. 13 "Babi Yar" 1 h 1 min


Västra Götalands Ungdomssymfoniker

Simon Phipps conductor

Andreas Eriksson Hjort dirigent

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