Vara Konserthus Gothenburg Symphony at Vara Concerthall

Event has already taken place. Gothenburg Symphony, Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor, Baiba Skride violin

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission

Event has already taken place

Santtu-Matias Rouvali enters uncharted territory with the Gothenburg Symphony – Beethoven’s symphonies, this time at Vara Concert Hall.

A beginning that is as obvious as it is suitable: the Haydn-inspired first one, and the – for its time – highly original second symphony, in which Beethoven – with pre-echoes from the ninth – showed who was boss.

So did Leonard Bernstein, who frivolously moved from musicals and jazz to religiously coloured masterpieces and shameless modernism. His Serenade for violin and small orchestra is a moving depiction of Plato’s Symposium (“drinking party”) where good friends and philosophers discuss the true essence of love.

The soloist for this neoclassical gem is celebrated violinist Baiba Skride, who knows the orchestra well from concerts as well as tours.


Beethoven Symphony No 1 25 min

Bernstein Serenade for Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion 32 min

Intermission 25 min

Beethoven Symphony No 2 33 min


Baiba Skride violin

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