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Event has already taken place. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Ryan Bancroft conductor, Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
This time, he performs the rarest of gems: a trumpet concerto by Mieczysław Weinberg, friend and colleague to Shostakovich. A brash and brazen piece that is as razor sharp as it is carefree, whose music caresses and toys with listeners , unconsciously revealing its vulnerability as it does so. These melancholic melodies, passing twists and turns and passages tripping over their own feet are tailor-made for Håkan Hardenberger’s genius.
Hardenberger, who is viewed by many as the most important trumpet player of our age, has toured with orchestras like the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra as a soloist. Listen to the unforgettable sound of his trumpet.
Håkan Hardenberger is joined by American conductor Ryan Bancroft, who quickly became a household name on the international music scene after winning the Malko Competition for Young Conductors in 2018.
This concert marks his debut with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and includes Shostakovich’s first symphony, an orchestral work so original and sonorously inventive that one cannot but be amazed. The 19 year old composer wrote himself into the history of music with this graduation work, becoming the young music genius the whole world was talking about. Humour, irony, deep emotions and a furiously skilled orchestral treatment – the first symphony has it all.
In the autumn of 2021, we will not give any introductions to the concerts due to the pandemic. Comments on the current programme for this particular concert can be found in connection with the names of the works under the heading Programme on this page (in swedish). You will get even more angles and keys to classical music in the concert magazine Podiet (in swedish) and the lecture series Classical Curiosities at GSOplay (in english).
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