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16
Oct
18.00

Organ inauguration: Music from four nations

Imaginative sounds fill the Concert Hall as the new organ makes itself at home in the Great Hall.

Organ inauguration: Music from four nations

Imaginative sounds fill the Concert Hall as the new organ makes itself at home in the Great Hall.

French organ romanticism at its best, together with music by Wagner and Mendelssohn – his virtuoso Variations sérieuses in a version for organ. A programme that draws on different traditions to showcase just what the new organ is capable of musically and stylistically. We also get to enjoy a brilliant Toccata by the Belgian Mailly, and the world première of Monakgotla’s piece Illusionist, composed especially for the inauguration.

The organ is called the “queen of instruments” and for a good reason: no other acoustic instrument is so varied in sound and dynamics, from the weakest, solitary tone to massive chords that make it vibrate in floors and walls. Finally, it’s time to experience just this in the Great Hall when the sound from the more than 9000 organ pipes fills the room. Powerful!

Organ Curiosities 17.00-17.30

Hear guests from the inauguration programmes give additional dimensions to the concert, the organ and the organ music in a free conversation led by Erik Risberg. A warm welcome to the Great Hall 17.00-17.30.

The new Concert Call Organ

Gothenburg Concert Hall has received a new world-class concert hall organ, thanks to the collaboration between the real estate company Higab, the Gothenburg’s international organ academy and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. For ten days, the over 9000 organ pipes sound when the new organ is celebrated with international soloists, premieres, organ concert with orchestra, organ marathon with participants from Västra Götaland’s 49 municipalities and live broadcasts on GSOplay. Secure your seat to the première concerts 15-24 october and be among the first to experience the powerful sounds vibrate in Gothenburg Concert Hall!

Konserthusorgeln syns mellan lammellerna längst fram i konsertsalen, ovanför scenen. På scenen står en man och blickar upp mot orgeln.

Programme


Mailly Toccata (d-minor/major)
4 min


Lefébure-Wely Scène pastorale, pour une inauguration d'orgue
12 min


Dubois Marche des Rois Mages
4 min


Monnakgotla Illusionist
10 min


Mendelssohn Variations sérieuses
15 min


Alain Deuxieme Fantasie
6 min


Wagner Overture to "Tannhäuser"
18 min


Participants


Hans-Ola Ericsson orgel


Joris Verdin orgel


Nathan Laube orgel


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