Göteborgs Konserthus Shostakovich with Weilerstein

Event has already taken place. Gothenburg Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach conductor, Alisa Weilerstein cello

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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The striking second cello concerto in the hands of “brilliant cellist Alisa Weilerstein” (Chicago Tribune). Shostakovich went deep when he composed this dark, unrestrained concerto for Mstislav Rostropovich, mentor of Alisa Weilerstein.

The Symphony is in safe hands as conductor and doyen Christoph Eschenbach sweeps its members with him in Bruckner’s indomitable third symphony, uniting enormous crescendos with echoing general pauses. A fruitful meeting between composer and artists from different generations and musical worlds.

Programme

Sjostakovitj Cello Concerto No 2 36 min

Intermission 25 min

Bruckner Symphony No 3 55 min

Participants

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. 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

Christoph Eschenbach conductor

Alisa Weilerstein cello

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