Göteborgs Konserthus The Juliet Letters

Event has already taken place. Letters to Shakespeare’s Juliet in the guise of chamber music, performed by Christer Nerfont and musicians of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Concert length: 1 h 20 min Scene: Stenhammarsalen
250 SEK Student 125 SEK

Event has already taken place

We continuously adapt to the advice and recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency, the government and Region Västra Götaland. Due to the stricter restrictions, we can only welcome a limited audience to the concerts. This means that all tickets to this concert will be redeemed, including seats purchased in subscriptions. Instead, we offer you to buy a ticket to the limited audience seats that are released on Saturday 29 January 11.00, with booking priority for subscribers via the web profile starting on Friday 28 January 11.00. We contact everyone who bought a ticket to affected concerts via email. Here you will find answers to the most common questions we get right now.

1993 saw the release of the album The Juliet Letters, a collaborative project by rock singer-cum-composer Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet. The Juliet Letters’ lyrics and music were co-written by all of the musicians working on the project, which took five long years to finish.

The idea was to pen letters to Juliet Capulet, the female lead of Shakespeare’s drama Romeo and Juliet. A heady thought indeed: corresponding across time and space with a young girl whose death could have been prevented. Yet that is not what the letters are about. Instead, they focus on the beyond: musings on life, time and love.

Musicians from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra will be performing the work at the Concert Hall accompanied by Christer Nerfont, one of Sweden’s most beloved musical artists, who rose to fame as Robert in Kristina från Duvemåla. Nerfont, currently employed at the Wermland Opera, has been performing The Juliet Letters ever since his month-long tour of the album in 2014.

Programme

Costello The Juliet Letters 1 h 3 min

Participants

Musiker ur Göteborgs Symfoniker

Christer Nerfont vocals

Joel Nyman violin

Ellen Hjalmarson violin

Daniel Lee viola

Paula Gustafsson Apola

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Elvis Costellos kvartettprojekt med Christer Nerfont.