Göteborgs Konserthus We Can Be Heroes

Event has already taken place. Heroes come in many shapes and sizes. This concert will have you fighting alongside Katniss of The Hunger Games, Batman, Mad Max and many others. A film music concert by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Sabina Zweiacker and Orvar Säfström.

Concert length: 2 h 15 min incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
365-525 SEK Student 183-262 SEK

Event has already taken place

Following two SCORE game soundtrack concerts, the science fiction concert WE COME IN PEACE and the fantasy performance SAGAS, we’re excited to present another co-production with Orvar Säfström and Underscore Productions.

Heroes come in many shapes and sizes. Fight alongside Katniss of THE HUNGER GAMES, meet the many-faced Furiosa of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and save the world from doom with Sarah Connor of THE TERMINATOR. We’ll also be meeting superheroes like BATMAN and THE AVENGERS, and we’ll treat you to some of John Williams’ most iconic compositions from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and STAR WARS.

The concert ends with Hans Zimmer’s bombastic score for GLADIATOR! Soloist: Sabina Zweiacker, presenter: Orvar Säfström.

Listen to Sabina Zweiacker’s otherwordly voice in this recording from a previous concert, also in collaboration with Orvar Säfström.

Listen to the playlist

Programme

Elfman Batman: Batman Theme 3 min

Williams Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark 5 min

Fiedel The Terminator 1 & 2 - Love Scene/Main Title 4 min

Horner Aliens: Maintitle / Bishop´s countdown 6 min

Holkenborg Mad Max Fury Road - Many Mothers 5 min

Silvestri Predator: Buildig a trap / Main theme 5 min

Williams Star Wars: Episod VII - The Force Awakens: The Jedi Steps / Finale 11 min

Intermission 25 min

Shore Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - Into the West 5 min

Newton Howard The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Horn of Plenty/Katniss is Chosen 4 min

Williams Superman March 5 min

Djawadi / Silvestri / Doyle: Iron Man/Captain America/Thor/Avengers 6 min

Zimmer Gladiator - Progeny/The Wheat/The Battle 13 min

Donizetti / Serra Fifth Element - Diva Opera Scene 5 min

Participants

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.

Magnus Fryklund conductor

Sabina Zweiacker soprano

Orvar Säfström presenter

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