Dirigent Santtu-Matias Rouvali står med händerna uppåt i luften och gestikulerar under konsert. Mörk bakgrund. Dirigent Santtu-Matias Rouvali står med händerna uppåt i luften och gestikulerar under konsert. Mörk bakgrund.

Göteborgs Konserthus Rouvali plays an excellent hand

Tension, dynamics and light, with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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Tension, dynamics, light! The Creation, Haydn’s mighty oratorio, portrays the birth of the world and was a success at the Gothenburg Concert Hall in spring 2024. Experience the dramatic introduction once again – the Description of Chaos. We also hear Haydn’s “Drumroll symphony”, which is one of the famous London Symphonies. 

The evening also presents Stravinsky’s playful ballet, Jeu de Cartes! Stravinsky loved to play cards. And in both the ballet and the music, the joker plays the lead role, leveraging his ability to transform into any card. 

This card game in three rounds concludes with Ravel’s La Valse, a tribute to the waltz, which he called a “choreographed poem”. Filled with humour and irony, this rich, dramatic music is disarming, brilliant and entirely open to interpretation. 

The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra is led by chief conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali. 

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Introduction to the concert

Take a seat in the Great Hall one hour before the concert begins and learn more about the music you will soon experience! You will get the stories behind the music, knowledge of the composers and own reflections about the classical pieces. The introduction last for about 30 minutes, it is free and free seating in the hall. Welcome! 

Programme

Haydn Die Vorstellung des Chaos from The Creation 6 min

Haydn Symphony No 103 "Drumroll" 29 min

Intermission 25 min

Stravinsky Jeu de cartes 21 min

Ravel La valse 13 min

Wednesday 2 October 2024: The event ends at approx. 21.30

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