Bells and rejoicing, fanfares and trumpets! And a bit of “tipp-tapp” and tinsel, of course. A pleasant and warm Christmas concert with musicians from the Gothenburg Symphony, the Symphonic Choir and guests.
Christmas is coming to the Concert Hall, and the whole family can enjoy an atmospheric, warm, and memorable event. Together, we will squeeze out the most and the best of the joys of Christmas in a programme that offers anything you could possibly want in terms of Christmas.
Broadcasted to cinemas 16 december 15.00
The 16 december at 15.00 the concert is broadcasted to cinemas all over Sweden in collaboration with Folkets Hus och Parker.
Bach Opening chorus from Christmas Oratorio
Tchaikovsky March from the Nutcracker
Trad. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Britten from A CEREMONY OF CAROLS
Rutter Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Saint-Saëns from Morceau de concert pour harp et orchestre
Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium
Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky The forest of fir trees in winter from the Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Snowflakes from the Nutcracker
Liljefors När det lider mot jul
Nordqvist Jul, jul strålande jul
Mason Joy to the world
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. Kent Nagano has been principal guest conductor since 2013. 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. 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 www.gsoplay.se.
The orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels, including the complete orchestral music by Grieg and the complete symphonies of Sibelius, Nielsen, Stenhammar and Atterberg, and most recently orchestral music by Richard Strauss. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland.
Alexander Einarsson Conductor
Härlanda Diskantkör choire
Svenska Balettskolan Dansare
Johanna Ander Ljung soloist