Göteborgs Symfoniker

Göteborgs Konserthus Side by Side 2022: Closing Concert

A classical concert that concludes the music camp Side by Side, where the camp's most advanced participants show off their skills side by side with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Concert length: 1 h 30 min incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
160 SEK Children 60 SEK

The international music camp Side by Side by El Sistema concludes with a classical concert in Stora Salen where the camp’s most advanced participants show off their skills side by side with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

The participants from ADVANCED and PRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRA form the musical pinnacle of Side by Side and together with YOUTH CHOIR, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’s Vocal Ensemble, they offer a high-class musical experience. All under the direction of conductors Emil Eliasson, Daniela Musca and Maria Goundorina.

The concert offers a grand symphonic repertoire, with both Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Sibelius on the repertoire, but also Ethel Smythe’s powerful Overture from The Wreckers, and some parts of Ida Moberg’s suite for orchestra, which is very rarely performed for audiences. In addition to this there will also be excerpts from Karl Jenkin’s Mass for Peace, for choir and orchestra together.

Side by Side is organized by Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and is an important part of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary celebration. For a few splendid June days every year, young people from around the world gather to sing and play orchestral music together, side by side with professional musicians. The camp promotes classical music while counteracting segregation in all its forms and building bridges between people, cultures, and continents.


Tchaikovsky Trepak from the Nutcracker 1 min

Moberg Sunrise: Evening 4 min

Grieg Norwegian dances, No. 3 3 min

Sibelius Finlandia 9 min

Intermission 25 min

R Strauss Introduction to Also sprach Zarathustra 2 min

Smyth Wreckers Overture 9 min

Massenet Nocturne from Suite No. 1 6 min

Jenkins The Armed Man - Sanctus 7 min

Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 - Finale 8 min


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.

Emil Eliasson conductor

Daniela Musca conductor

Deltagare från musiklägret Side by Side

Göteborgs Symfonikers Vokalensemble ensemble

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