Spring Concert

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Daniela Musca conductor, Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

Spring Concert

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Daniela Musca conductor, Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

Young pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason steps into the spotlight with a youthful piano concerto Clara Schumann composed when she was just 16. The work was first performed by the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra and Felix Mendelssohn, with Schumann herself as a soloist.

We are also treated to other orchestral pieces with Italian Daniela Musca on the podium. Musca has conducted the Hessisches Staatsorchester in Wiesbaden, the Lindenbrass brass ensemble of the Staatskapelle Berlin, Brandenburger Symphoniker, Belgian Chamber Philharmonic, HR Symphony Orchestra and the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, among other orchestra.


Berlioz Le carnaval romain
9 min

C Schumann Piano concerto
21 min

Respighi Fountains of Rome
15 min


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 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.

Daniela Musca Conductor

Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

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