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Jun
18.00

Side by Side 2020: Closing Concert

A powerful classical concert sets the stage for 2020 year's edition of the Side by Side camp.

Side by Side 2020: Closing Concert

A powerful classical concert sets the stage for 2020 year's edition of the Side by Side camp.

Here the oldest participants of the camp – the stars of the future – play side by side with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Vocal Ensemble. Join us for a magnificent music experience where the most advanced participants of the international choir and orchestra camp Side by Side by El Sistema exhibit their skills side by side with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Closing Concert marks the end of camp with a classical concert in the Gothenburg Concert Hall.

Side by Side is organized by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra as an important part of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary. During a few lovely days in June, children and young people from around the world get the chance to sing and play music together, side by side with professional musicians. With music as a uniting force the camp fights segregation and builds bridges between people, cultures and continents.
At Closing Concert, the oldest camp participants in the tracks ADVANCED and PRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRA play side by side with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. In addition, YOUTH CHOIR and Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble also participate in the concert.

Participants


Gothenburg Symphony

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


Göteborgs Symfonikers Vokalensemble Ensemble


Daniela Musca Conductor


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