Gothenburg Symphony


Gothenburg Symphony

Infobox musical artist
Name = Göteborgs Symfoniker


Img_size = 140
Background = classical_ensemble
Alias = Gothenburg Symphony
Origin = flagicon|SWE Gothenburg, Sweden
Genre = Classical
Occupation = Symphony orchestra
Years_active = 1905-"present"
Associated_acts =
URL = [http://www.gso.se/ www.gso.se]
Current_members = Principal Conductor
Gustavo Dudamel
Principal Guest Conductors
Christian Zacharias
Peter Eötvös
Principal Conductor Emeritus
Neeme Järvi
Past_members = Founder
Wilhelm Stenhammar
Notable_instruments =
The Göteborgs Symfoniker (Gothenburg Symphony, or Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra) is an orchestra based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Founded in 1905, it was granted the title of "Swedish National Orchestra" in 1997. GSO have made several tours during the last 10-15 years - they have performed in London, Vienna, Boston and Shanghai, to name a few places, and have been met with a great response from both critics and audiences.

Although the GSO has a broad repertoire, it has a special affinity for the works of the Nordic Late Romantic composers, such as Jean Sibelius and Edvard Grieg, which has comprised the bulk of its recorded output, as well as Neeme Järvi's specialty, Prokofiev. During Järvi's 22 years as principal conductor, the orchestra's longest, its reputation on the world stage was greatly increased, including sponsorships from Volvo and a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon.

The GSO is resident at the Gothenburg Concert Hall, built in 1935 and renowned for its superior acoustic quality.

Principal Conductors

*1906-1922 Wilhelm Stenhammar
*1922-1939 Tor Mann
*1941-1953 Issay Dobrowen
*1953-1960 Dean Dixon
*1961-1967 Alberto Erede and Othmar Mága (regular guest conductors)
*1967-1973 Sergiu Comissiona
*1974-1976 Sixten Ehrling
*1976-1979 Charles Dutoit
*1982-2004 Neeme Järvi
*2004-2007 Mario Venzago
*2007-"present" Gustavo Dudamel

ee also

*Music of Sweden
*Gothenburg Opera

References

*cite book | last=Pâris | first=Alain, ed. | title=Dictionnaire des interprètes et de l'interprétation musicale au XXe siècle | location=Paris | publisher=R. Laffont | year=1995 | isbn=2221080645

External links

* [http://www.gso.se/ Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra official website]


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