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Performer: Gothenburg Symphony

Biography

The Gothenburg Symphony (Göteborgs Symfoniker) was founded in 1905, and now numbers 109 players. The orchestra gives around 100 concerts annually in the Gothenburg Concert Hall, renowned for its fine architecture and excellent acoustics. In recognition of the orchestra’s role as an ambassador of Swedish music, as well as its high artistic level, the GSO was appointed to The National Orchestra of Sweden in 1997.

Among the orchestra’s previous Principal Conductors are Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's leadership from 1982 to 2004, the orchestra became a major international force, touring around the world and making celebrated recordings. Gustavo Dudamel continued that successful journey as Principal Conductor 2007-2012, and is now Honorary Conductor. Principal Guest Conductor designate is Kent Nagano. Santtu-Matias Rouvali is chief conductor for the 2017/18 season. 

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GothenburgIceland's Brilliant Pianist

Stravinsky, Mozart, Strauss R.
Gothenburg Symphony; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Víkingur Ólafsson

GothenburgSeasonal Opening

Stravinsky, Mozart, Strauss R.
Gothenburg Symphony; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Víkingur Ólafsson

GothenburgThe Idiosyncratic Richard Strauss

Strauss R., Bartók
Gothenburg Symphony; Kent Nagano; Yury Favorin

VaraGothenburg Symphony at Vara

Beethoven, Bernstein
Gothenburg Symphony; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Baiba Skride

GothenburgBeethoven and Bernstein

Beethoven, Bernstein
Gothenburg Symphony; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Baiba Skride
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Rouvali brings Kullervo to Gothenburg

Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
Sibelius' Kalevala-inspired epic is given the full treatment by the Orphei Drängar choir and the Gothenburg Symphony in Santtu-Matias Rouvali's inaugural concert as Chief Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony.
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A majestic Boris Godunov in Stockholm

Alexander Tysmbalyuk © Henriette Mielke
The Stockholm Concert Hall hosts the Göteborg Symphonic Orchestra and Opera Chorus for a concert performance of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
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Songs from the heart

Lisa Larsson © Merlijn Doomernik
Antonello Manacorda, the Gothenburg Symphony and Lisa Larsson show that the most beautiful route from Germany to America is the one via Sweden.
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A mesmeric Mahler Sixth in Gothenburg

Jukka-Pekka Saraste © Felix Broede
In Jukka-Pekka Saraste's hands, Mahler's Sixth Symphony is an unrelenting work which left the audience gasping for air at its stunning conclusion.
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Beethovens Fünfte: schlicht und groß

David Afkham © Felix Broede
Unter der Leitung von David Afkham spielten die Göteborger Symphoniker eine kluge und transparente Aufführung von Beethovens Fünfter Symphonie.
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