Göteborgs Symfoniker

Slottsskogen The National Day concert

The Gothenburg Symphony Orchstra performs in leafy Slottsskogen and we welcome the city's new citizens! Before the concert, the Dream Orchestra performs.

Concert length: 1 h 30 min
Free entry

The best way to enjoy music? Fully relaxed, in the company of your best friends. When the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra performs in the leafy shade of Slottsskogen on a sunny afternoon, the experience is pure bliss.

This year, the actress Stina Ekblad is the presenter and the program is filled with candy such as Midsommarvaka by Alfvén, Du gamla du fria, Sverige by Stenhammar, Rosa på bal by Taube, Der Morgenstern by Andréeand even more, all under the leadership of conductor Patrik Ringborg. We also get to enjoy Gothenburg Symphony Choir and Lukas Flink’s trombone playing, winner of this year’s Polar Star Award. For the children, there is face painting in the tents to the right of the stage. Meet us on the big lawn in Slottsskogen, in front of Björngårdsvillan!

Before the concert, 13.20-13.40, the Dream Orchestra will perform under the leadership of Frida Swedén. The orchestra was formed by Ron Davis Alvarez in connection with the refugee crisis in 2015 with the goal of creating a safe place where dreams, friendships and people meet. Today, Dream Orchestra brings together students, teachers and volunteers from more than 18 different nationalities.


Gothenburg’s citizenship ceremony 2022

In connection with the concert, the City of Gothenburg’s citizenship ceremony will be held, where we welcome our 6063 new citizens! They come from Afghanistan, Finland, India, Iraq, Iran, Norway, Poland, Somalia, the United Kingdom and Syria, among others.

Logotyp Göteborgs StadOrkestern på scenen med utsikt över det stora publikhavet en solig dag.


Trad. Du gamla, du fria 1 min

Stenhammar Sverige 2 min

Gipps from Symphony No. 2 2 min

Alfvén Midsumer vigil 14 min

L-E Larsson movment 3 from Concertino for trombone and strings 4 min

Andrée Der Morgenstern 8 min

Strauss Accelerationen 8 min

Price movment 4 from Symphony No 3 5 min

Taube Rosa på bal 3 min

Verdi Triumphal March from Aida 7 min


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.

Patrik Ringborg conductor

Lukas Flink trombone

Stina Ekblad host

Göteborgs Symfoniska Kör

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