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Tue
18
Jun
15.00

Side by Side 2019: Festival Concert

A gigantic musical final firework with all the participants from the music camp side by side 2019 with the Gothenburg Symphony and Vokalensemblen!

Side by Side 2019: Festival Concert

A gigantic musical final firework with all the participants from the music camp side by side 2019 with the Gothenburg Symphony and Vokalensemblen!

A gigantic musical final firework with all the participants from the music camp 2019 side by side with the Gothenburg Symphony and Vokalensemblen!

Welcome to a fantastic concert from the international choir and orchestra camp Side by Side by El Sistema. Over 2000 young musicians together with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble participate in this powerful musical manifestation!

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.

Festival Concert gathers all the participants from Side by Side — over 2000 singers and musicians of mixed ages perform together with the whole Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble. Everything under the direction of internationally renowned conductors Ron Davis Alvarez and Anja Bihlmaier.

The concert offers classical music from greats like Brahms and Bernstein as well as a few surprises. It also marks the end of camp for the tracks UPPER INTERMEDIATE, INTERMEDIATE, BASIC and OPEN ORCHESTRA.

Programme


Händel Messias: Hallelujakören
4 min


Bernstein West Side Story: Somewhere


Wagner Prelude to act 3 from Lohengrin
3 min


Bergling Avicii In Concert


Beethoven Ode to Joy


Buckland Sida vid sida (Fix You)
7 min


Participants


Gothenburg Symphony

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


Göteborgs Symfonikers Vokalensemble


Deltagare från musiklägret Side by Side


Ron Davis Alvarez Dirigent


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