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Everything from pop and rock to classical music or opera are offered on stage in clubs, concert venues and outdoor stages around town. There is surely something happening every day of the week when superstars and indie musicians visit Gothenburg.
What's it like to be on stage at the Gothenburg opera? That's one of the questions we asked opera singer and local Julia Sporsén ahead of the revival of Trollflöjten (The Magic Flute). She also shared a few personal tips on what to do in her hometown.
Johan Larsson, more commonly known in Gothenburg as Redtop, is one of the city's top music promoters. He runs the club venue Pustervik and is also commited to setting up a new space for music, arts and creativity in the old industrial neigbhourhood Ringön. Take a look at his city.
The new Styrsö Festival fills the archipelago with music and good vibes on July 20–21. We asked Isabelle Carlund, one of the people behind the festival, to tell us a bit more about the event.
With a new concert every other day or so we dare to make a promise. You will find something in the mix here that you like – no matter if it is pop, jazz or melodic death metal that makes you pump up the volume. See you in Gothenburg?
Andra Långgatans Skivhandel is Gothenburg's largest thrift store for music and movies. Here, you easily lose yourself for a few hours in their huge and well-stocked selection of vinyl, CD, DVD and Blu-ray.
During the last weekend in July a sea festival will be held for two days in the public park and with a solid festival atmosphere! Two scenes will be rigged up, a live music and performance scene and a scene at the old outdoor dance floor.
Göteborg Classic Jazz Festival celebrate their 30th anniversary with 19 Scandinavian bands New Orleans/dixieland/swing-style.
Aziza is a group, an artistic powerhouse, whose music delivers nothing but the best. But what else would you expect from a combination like this: Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland?
Your classical music guide through the night, Bodil Asketorp, shares her vast knowledge (in Swedish).
Hotel Scandic Europa got a facelift and a new restaurant and bar opened here in autumn 2014. The venue is complete with a live music stage and photo gallery. You can enjoy lunch, dinner or brunch.
Experience the first Styrsö Festival. Artists include Jonas Lundqvist, Svenska Björnstammen, Ester Valley, and Maple and Rye. Additional artists will be announced shortly.
A limitless, symphonic exploration of pioneering German synth music, focusing on Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, via inspirations such as Stockhausen, Rammstein and Einstürzende Neubauten. Special guest: neo-psychedelic Gothenburg band Fontän.
The orchestra consists of students from the two year international master’s programme of symphonic orchestral playing at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg.
We welcome this season’s artist in residence, Janine Jansen, who, at several concerts, will explore music from every angle alongside the Symphony.
The perfect chamber concert for those who want variety: music from four countries, with five different set-ups, from duo to quintet, and with musicians from the Gothenburg Symphony.
The composer, conductor and professor Peter Eötvös directs three own works: an accomplished cello concert with Ernst Simon Glaser from the Gothenburg Symphony as a soloist, an orchestral work inspired by Basque folk music and a gripping elegance in memory of all the nameless refugees killed in the Mediterranean.
Guest performance from the venerable Bamberg Symphony, an orchestra known for its noble sound. The audience will notice this sound from the very beginning, in the initial yearning bars of Brahms’ exquisite second symphony – music filled with intimate poetry and swelling emotional torrents.
Daring border-crossing from Finland’s most talked-about folk band – Tsummi Sound System. Do you like folk and world music with rock features and Balkan grooves? Come along with Tsummi Sound System to an addictive concert. DJ Said is playing records in the foyer before the concert beguins.
The Jewish girls Steffi and Nelli Steiner are sent alone to Sweden by their parents and are rescued from the war of Europe. They end up on an island in the Gothenburg archipelago and their fate goes as a red thread in Gestaltensemble stage concert Café Terezin. The music in the performance is composed by composers who sat in the concentration camp Theresienstadt during constant death treat.
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