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SCHOOL CONCERTS: KNOPP OCH KOTTE - THE FOREST OF THE FORGOTTEN SONGS

A musical, children and nature project performed by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, by Johan Holmström and Peter Nordahl. For children aged 6-11 years.

SCHOOL CONCERTS: KNOPP OCH KOTTE - THE FOREST OF THE FORGOTTEN SONGS

A musical, children and nature project performed by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, by Johan Holmström and Peter Nordahl. For children aged 6-11 years.

It is spring and the forest comes to life. Two little fuzzy characters – Knopp and Kotte – look up from their holes from the holes in their tree trunks. They play and life is wonderful. But where has all the rubbish come from? This is not okay!

A children and nature project with text and music by Johan Holmström , arranged for orchestra by Peter Nordahl. On stage: The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

For ages 6-11 years

Volvo is a proud sponsor to all of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’s children and family concerts.

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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.


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