Sthlms konserthus Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm Concert Hall

Event has already taken place. Virtuoso magic with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali and violinist Nicola Benedetti.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission

Event has already taken place

This night Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra plays in Stockholm Concert Hall.

Violinist Nicola Benedetti has been obliged to cancel, and this leads to a change of programme. She is replaced by young Swedish rising star Ava Bahari (born in 1996), who has received numerous Swedish and international awards. Ava Bahari was born in Gothenburg, and she has performed with the Gothenburg Symphony on many previous occasions. She is now based in Berlin, currently completing her advanced studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin.

Ava Bahari takes on Brahms’ outstanding violin concerto – music with an abundance of melodies and harmonic adventures that lead far beyond the ordinary pathways. The slow movement begins with one of Brahms’ most beautiful melodies – which is presented by the oboe! The euphoric finale offers the occasional nod to friend, inspiration and violinist Joseph Joachim – who performed the world premiere of the concerto – and his Hungarian musical roots, which shimmer here and there in the music.

After the intermission we meet Richard Strauss’ masterful and lavish Ein Heldenleben, a wonderfully self-absorbed heroic tale in which the composer uproariously illustrates friends and enemies, war and peace. But this work also has an element of seriousness in its undertones – Strauss was highly aware of what a phenomenal orchestrator and orchestral magician he was, as he made clear when he gallantly waved his magic wand.

The orchestra is led by the acclaimed Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Chief Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.


Intermission 25 min

Saturday 13 May 2023: The event ends at approx. 17.00


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