Göteborgs Konserthus Side by Side 2019: Closing Concert

Event has already taken place. A powerful classical concert sets the stage for 2019 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 and Vokalensemblen.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
160 SEK Children 60 SEK

Event has already taken place

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 Stora Salen at the Concert Hall.

Side by Side is organized by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra as an important part of Gothenburg’s 400-year jubilar. 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. All under the direction of internationally established conductors Anja Bihlmaier and Hanna Ohlson-Nord.

The concert offers some of the best pieces of classical music from a newly written work by Jennifer Higdon, accompanied by beloved favorites from greats like Mozart, Sibelius and Berlioz.


Dvorák Slavonic dance op.46 no.8 (arr. Stone) 4 min

Sibelius Spring Song 8 min

Bernstein Alleluya from Mass 2 min

Makaroff Butterfly

Holst The Planets: Mars 7 min

Intermission 25 min

Wagner Prelude to act 3 from Lohengrin 3 min

Higdon Loco 9 min

Mozart Overture to Die Zauberflöte 7 min

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen 6 min

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique: The Procession to the Stake 5 min


Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, 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. Kent Nagano has been principal guest conductor since 2013. 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. 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 www.gsoplay.se. The orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels, including the complete orchestral music by Grieg and the complete symphonies of Sibelius, Nielsen, Stenhammar and Atterberg, and most recently orchestral music by Richard Strauss. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland. www.gso.se

Anja Bihlmaier conductor

Deltagare från musiklägret Side by Side

Göteborgs Symfonikers Vokalensemble

Hanna Ohlson Nordh dirigent

Alexander Einarsson dirigent

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