Göteborgs Konserthus Canceled: Number 9

Event has already taken place. Point Music Festival 2020 is canceled due to the corona pandemic. Purchased tickets will be refunded.

Concert length: 2 h 30 min incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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Event has already taken place

Point Music Festival 2020 is canceled due to the corona pandemic. Purchased tickets will be refunded. Comprehensive handling may take time, but all ticket buyers will be contacted by mail. Thanks in advance for understanding and patience. For questions, please contact our ticket office: biljett@gso.se, +46(0)31-7265300.

Tonight’s opening work is signed by Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi, acclaimed for her ability to create multidimensional, colourful sensory experiences. With the Swedish première of Number 9, Number 9 she invites us to her own multifaceted sound world, together with Beethoven, the Beatles and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Beethoven is also very much present in the evening’s following piece, Bent Sörensen’s triple concerto L’isola della cittá, written for and performed by Trio Con Brio. Here we find three soloists surrounded by an Orchestra, forming a metaphorical island that strives to free itself from the shadows of the surrounding city.

Conductor for the first two parts of the concert is Anna-Maria Helsing.

The evening concludes with Beethoven’s last completed symphony, composed when the maestro was completely deaf. A magnificent tribute to humanity that took the audience by storm as early as 1824: Symphony No 9 with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Choir under the leadership of Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

Point Music Festival is conducted with the support of the Sten A Olsson foundation for Research and Culture.


Tarrodi Number 9, number 9 9 min

Sørensen L'isola della citta 25 min

Intermission 25 min

Beethoven Symphony No 9 1 h 5 min


Anna-Maria Helsing conductor

Trio con Brio pianotrio

Hailed by The Guardian as "the latest sit-up-and-listen talent to emerge from the great Finnish conducting tradition," the 2018/19 season will see Santtu-Matias Rouvali continuing his positions as Chief Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra, alongside his longstanding Chief Conductor-ship with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra close to his home in Finland. Rouvali has regular relationships with several orchestras across Europe, including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. As well as making his debut with the Münchner Philharmoniker this season, he also returns to North America for concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Following a very successful Nordic tour with Hélène Grimaud last season, the Gothenburg Symphony is back on the road in February 2019 for a tour hitting major centres in Germany and Austria with pianist Alice Sara Ott, and percussionist Martin Grubinger who premieres a new percussion concert by Daníel Bjarnason. Rouvali looks forward to other ambitious touring projects with his orchestras in the future, including appearances in North America and Japan. In addition to the extensive tour, Rouvali's season in Gothenburg opens with Strauss' Alpine Symphony accompanied by Víkingur Ólafsson Mozart Piano Concerto No.24, and he looks forward to collaborations with Janine Jansen, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Baiba Skride throughout the rest of the season. As another cornerstone to his tenure in Gothenburg, he is adding his mark to the Orchestra's impressive recording legacy. In partnership with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Baiba Skride, a recording featuring concertos from Bernstein, Korngold and Rozsa is released in autumn 2018.This continues his great collaboration with Baiba Skride following their hugely successful recording of Nielsen and Sibelius' violin concertos with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in summer 2015. Rouvali has been Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra since 2013. Highlights of the tenure so far include a Sibelius symphony cycle in autumn 2015, and the Orchestra's first tour to Japan in spring 2017 where they were accompanied by an exhibition of original Moomin drawings by Tove Jansson to mark the opening of the new museum at the Tampere Hall. He opens the 2018/19 season with a Beethoven programme with pianist Javier Perianes. Alongside an extremely busy symphonic conducting career, as Chief Conductor in Tampere he has conducted Verdi's La forza del destino and most recently world premiere of Olli Kortekangas's My Brother's Keeper (Veljeni vartija) with Tampere Opera in spring 2018.

Göteborgs Symfoniska Kör

Amelia Jakobsson soprano

Maria Forsström alt

Bror Magnus Tødenes tenor

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