The French were experts of the romantic organ, both in terms of construction and composition. The Concert Hall’s new organ explores that expertise during this evening’s concert. Enjoy a surge of sound by romantic Guilmant – who, incidentally, inspired Elfrida Andrée, organist of the Gothenburg Cathedral. Maurice Duruflé, a member of the next generation, then took the French tradition to another level with his skill and bravado. This work stands in stark contrast to that of experimental modernists Bengt Hambraeus and Hungarian György Ligeti, not to mention the premiere of a piping-hot new organ work.
Thanks to the collaboration between the real estate company Higab, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg’s international organ academy, Gothenburg now has a new world-class concert hall organ, built by Rieger Orgelbau in Austria. Secure your seat to the magnificent premiere concerts and be among the first to experience the powerful organ sounds in Gothenburg Concert Hall!
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.
Guilmant Introction et Allegro from Organ sonata No 1
Herchenröder Northern Lights
Hambraeus Introitus - Meditatio ur Missa pro organo, in memoriam Olivier Messiaen för orgel
Duruflé Sicilienne och Toccata from suite for organ op 5