Join us for a magnificent music experience where the music camp’s most advanced participants showcase their skills side by side with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Closing Concert ends the entire music camp with a classical concert in the Great Hall at the Concert Hall. Do not miss it!
At Closing Concert, the music camp’s oldest participant, ADVANCED and PRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRA, plays side by side with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. In addition, YOUTH CHOIR and the Gothenburg Symphony’s Vocal Ensemble participate. Everything is done under the direction of the nordic star shot Emil Eliasson and the internationally established conductor Daniela Musca.
The concert also offers symphonic music of greats like Ludwig van Beethoven, Sergei Prokofiev, Edward Grieg, Ralph Vaughan-Williams and Jean Sibelius.
About camp Side by Side
During some wonderful days in June, children and young people from all over the world have the opportunity to gather to play and sing together, side by side with professional musicians. The international orchestra and choir camp Side by Side by El Sistema is organized by Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and is an important part of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary. With the music as a force, the camp counteracts segregation and builds bridges between people, cultures and continents.
Grieg Norwegian dance No 3
Elgar Chanson de Nuit
Beethoven Overture to Egmont
Massenet Nocturne from Suite No. 1
Prokofjev Troika from Ltn. Kijé suite
Jenkins Sanctus from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
Vaughan Williams The Poisoned Kiss Ouverture
Johansson Rondo con brio
Esenvalds O Salutaris Hostia
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. Barbara Hannigan and Christoph Eschenbach are principal guest conductors since 2019.
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. During his celebrated tenure as music director (2007-2012), Gustavo Dudamel took the Orchestra to major music centres and festivals in Europe, making acclaimed appearances at BBC Proms and Vienna Musikverein.
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 gsoplay.se. The orchestra has been involved in many prestigious recording projects, the latest one the complete Sibelius Symphonies with Santtu-Matias Rouvali for Alpha Classics. Earlier, the orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland.