Göteborgs Konserthus Concert chartered by Volvo

Event has already taken place. Follow Gothenburg Symphony on an enchanting journey into the lands of fantasy, where magical music lives! Presenter: Orvar Säfström.

Concert length: 2 h 15 min incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen

Event has already taken place

Put on your sandals and sharpen your broadsword! The biggest pop culture experience of the year takes you on an enchanting journey into the lands of fantasy, where magic lives.

Sagas is a new and exciting concert production by the team behind game music concerts Score. Instead of just focussing on one medium, we’ll celebrate the whole fantasy genre as we go deep, performing both audience favourites and unexpected gems, with Sabina Zweiacker as song soloist.

We’ll offer music from the big blockbusters of our time, such as Harry Potter, Narnia and The Lord of the Rings, but also from 1980s classics such as Conan the Barbarian, and The Dark Crystal. From the gaming world, we’ll take powerful themes from World of Warcraft, Skyrim, and Shadow of the Colossus, and we will of course also hear music from incredibly popular TV series Game of Thrones. Presenter: Orvar Säfström

Art work used by kind permission of ZeniMax Media.

Programme

Morricone Hundra - Suite

Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Suite

Gregson-Williams The Chronicles of Narnia - The Wardrobe / To Aslan's Camp

Horner Willow - Willow's Theme

Otani Shadow of the Colossus - Suite

Brower World of Warcraft - Wrath of The Lich King - Main title

Jones The Dark Crystal - Suite

Soule Skyrim - The Dragonborn Comes

Intermission

Shore The Fellowship of The Ring - The Ring Goes South and The Two Towers - Gollum's Song

Rosenman Lord of the Rings - Main Theme

Williams Harry Potter - Hedwig's Theme

Williams Harry Potter - Harry's Wondrous World

Poledouris Conan the Barbarian - Anvil of Crom

Poledouris Conan the Barbarian - Riders of Doom

Djawadi Game of Thrones - The Rains of Castamere / The Children

Participants

The Gothenburg Symphony, called "one of the world's most formidable orchestras" by the Guardian, has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. Chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali who started his tenure in 2017. Kent Nagano has been principal guest conductor since 2013. Already at the orchestra's very first years, the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was appointed principal conductor, contributing strongly to the Nordic profile of the orchestra by inviting his colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to conduct their own works. Subsequent holders of the post include Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's tenure (1982-2004), the orchestra became a major international force. In 1997 it was appointed the National Orchestra of Sweden. The list of prominent guest conductors has included Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux, Herbert von Karajan, Myung-Whun Chung, Herbert Blomstedt and Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra also runs extensive concert projects for children, and regularly releases digital live concerts free on www.gsoplay.se. The orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels, including the complete orchestral music by Grieg and the complete symphonies of Sibelius, Nielsen, Stenhammar and Atterberg, and most recently orchestral music by Richard Strauss. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland. www.gso.se

Emil Eliasson conductor

Sabina Zweiacker soprano

Orvar Säfström presenter

Göteborgs Symfoniska Kör

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