Göteborgs Konserthus Majestic organ vibes

Exclusive and long-awaited solo concert with the American organist Nathan Laube, in collaboration with Gothenburg International Organ Festival.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
210-290 SEK Student 105-145 SEK

After an acclaimed performance at the inauguration of the concert hall organ, the American Nathan Laube is back in Gothenburg. Laube is known for his own interpretations of classical works outside the organ repertoire, such as the overture to Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner. In this evening concert we get to hear the great march from Tannhäuser, as well as music by César Franck, Franz Liszt, Charles-Valentin Alkan and the French composer and resistance woman Elsa Barraine.Nathan Laube vid orgeln i stämningsfull blå belysning.

American organist Nathan Laube is a leading musician and educator with admirers worldwide. He has appeared on four continents in prestigious concert halls such as the Elbe Philharmonic in Hamburg, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Vienna Concert Hall as well as in famous churches such as Notre-Dame in Paris, St Paul’s Cathedral in London and Berlin Cathedral. Nathan Laube was also present at the inauguration of the restored organ in Vasakyrkan in Gothenburg. He is also active at the University of Music in Stuttgart and was previously associated with the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, USA.

Gothenburg International Organ Festival

Gothenburg International Organ Festival 2022 welcomes all ages to a world of passion and sound experiences. The festival is Northern Europe’s largest organ festival and has existed since 1994. A number of great musicians take part in workshops and concerts in Gothenburg’s Concert Hall and in Gothenburg’s largest churches.

Listen

Get to know the classical pieces.

Get to know the composer Elsa Barraine.

The Concert Hall Organ

The new concert hall organ with its 9 000 pipes is behind the stage and the vibrations from the bass pipes extend under the floor all the way to the middle parquet.

Programme

Wagner Tannhäuser: Grand Marsch transcribed for organ 7 min

Franck Grande Pièce Symphonique 26 min

Alkan 11 Grandes Préludes, Op. 66, nr 10 Scherzando 5 min

Intermission 20 min

Barraine Deuxième Prélude & Fugue 11 min

Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor (transcr. Laube) 30 min

Participants

American organist Nathan Laube is a leading musician and educator with admirers worldwide. He has appeared on four continents in prestigious concert halls such as the Elbe Philharmonic in Hamburg, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Vienna Concert Hall as well as in famous churches such as Notre-Dame in Paris, St Paul's Cathedral in London and Berlin Cathedral. Nathan Laube was also present at the inauguration of the restored organ in Vasakyrkan in Gothenburg. He is also active at the University of Music in Stuttgart and was previously associated with the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, USA.

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