Frölunda torg The Culture Festival: High Five with Gothenburg Symphony!

Experience Beethoven's powerful classic on Frölunda Torg during the Gothenburg Culture Festival! Free admission of course.

Concert length: 45 min incl. intermission

Beethoven has become synonymous with classical music. You probably recognize his fifth symphony, the Fate Symphony, as it was number one on the classic top list for hundreds of years! Take the opportunity to experience this powerful classic during the Gothenburg Culture Festival, performed with an irresistible glow by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

The concert is played inside the mall Frölunda Torg. See you!

A part of Gothenburg Culture Festival

Gothenburg Culture Festival is a sustainable citywide festival that offers everything from great popular artists to contemprary circus, children’s theater, outdoor cinema, new food experiences and the chance to try out activities for yourself. The Festival is free, open to everyone and takes place on 1-4 September.

Listen

Get to know the “Fate Symphony”, Beethoven’s fifth symphony.

Programme

Beethoven Symphony No 5 33 min

Participants

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.

Magnus Fryklund conductor

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