Organ inauguration: Six organists

Six leading organists inaugurate the Concert Hall’s new organ with organ music of pure gold!

Organ inauguration: Six organists

Six leading organists inaugurate the Concert Hall’s new organ with organ music of pure gold!

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Six leading organists get together to play French and German music that shows off the new organ’s fantastic timbres and mighty dynamic. The concert includes ground-breaking and traditional works by Messiaen, Batiste, Guilmant, Franck and Brahms as well as moments of improvisation and a première of Molly Kien’s new work Arcticidae. Organ music of pure gold from three different centuries.

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 Hall 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 genom lamellerna längst fram i konsertsalen, ovanför scenen. På scenen står en man och blickar upp mot orgeln.


Messiaen Apparition de l´église eternelle
8 min

Batiste Grand Offertory for St. Cecilia, No 4
8 min

Guilmant Lamentation op 45 nr 1
9 min

Kien Arcticidae
10 min

Franck Chorale in E major
14 min

Nelson Improvisation
9 min

Brahms Academic Festival Overture
10 min


Hans-Ola Ericsson orgel

Magnus Kjellson orgel

Karin Nelson orgel

Joris Verdin orgel

Hans Davidsson orgel

Nathan Laube orgel

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