Göteborgs Symfoniker

Göteborgs Konserthus School Concert: GBG 402

Armed with balloons and streamers, we celebrate our city’s 400th anniversary with tales and music with connection to Gothenburg, together with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra! For pupils aged 10-16.

Concert length: 45 min incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
Free entry, bookable tickets

The city of Gothenburg turned 400 in 2021, but no one could come to the party. So now we’re trying again!

Armed with balloons and streamers, we celebrate our city’s 400th anniversary. With the city as a backdrop and music in all its details, we listen to the young, and not quite so young, as they talk about their hopes for and memories of their beloved Gothenburg. Welcome to a somewhat belated anniversary birthday party – and this time we really want you to come!

For pupils aged 10-16.

To ensure that as many people as possible get the chance to experience our popular school concerts, we would like to remind you that your booking is binding. Adjustments to your booking can be made up to 30 days prior to the date of the concert – please don’t forget to state your order number when you contact us, to ensure that everything is done correctly. Non-cancelled or missed visits will be subject to a charge of SEK 500. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email: biljett@gso.se, or call us on 031-726 53 00.


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.

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