Göteborgs Konserthus Season opening: Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Event has already taken place. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor, Vadim Gluzman violin

Concert length: 1 h 15 min no intermission Scene: Stora salen
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Event has already taken place

Due to current restrictions, we can only welcome a very limited audience for the concerts in September. This means that all subscription seats for this concert will be redeemed and  the money will be refunded. We are sorry that this affects you and we do everything we can to get back to a normal situation as quickly as possible where you obviously have your booked chairs and can look forward to a safe experience together in the Concert Hall.

Part three of our season opening, with Chief Conductor Santtu Matias Rouvali, this time joined by distinguished violinist Vadim Gluzman as a guest soloist. The talented Israeli plays Peteris Vasks’ Violin Concerto No.1 Distant Light for us. Vasks composed the concerto for his friend, violin player Gidon Kremer, after being inspired by the latter’s book Fragments of Childhood: “The moods evoked by its pages were a crucial influence as I composed the concerto.” Peteris Vasks’ music is often highly personal and tinged with melancholy and suffering, but also hope and faith in the future.

The season opening concert on Thursday 9 September with pianist Yuja Wang is livestreamed on GSOplay.

Violinisten Vadim Gluzman spelar passionerat på sitt instrument.

The concert begins with Carl Nielsen’s Saga Dream, an evocative and spot-on title for this musical embodiment depiction of fairy-tale hero Gunnar and his dream of a better world for mankind. And of course, no programme of music from the Baltic Sea region would be complete without Sibelius. His Symphony No.3 joyfully embraces listeners, albeit so unassumingly and gently we hardly notice it at times… until the blazing rays of the finale’s sun blind us with their entrancingly rhythmic dance.

No introduction to the concert

In the autumn of 2021, we will not give any introductions to the concerts due to the pandemic. Comments on the current programme for this particular concert can be found in connection with the names of the works under the heading Programme on this page (in swedish). You will get even more angles and keys to classical music in the concert magazine Podiet (in swedish) and the lecture series Classical Curiosities at GSOplay (in english).


Nielsen Saga-Drøm 11 min

Sibelius Symphony No 3 30 min


Vadim Gluzman violin

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