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GALA CONCERT: WORLD CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION 20 YEARS

Pressmeddelande   •   Aug 28, 2019 11:28 CEST

Her Majesty Queen Silvia.

The World Childhood Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a concert in the presence of Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

The concert in the Gothenburg Concert Hall, Sweden, on 11 September is part of the World Childhood Foundation’s 20thanniversary and the gala event is in support of the foundation’s work for children at risk. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra with Swedish mezzo soprano Katarina Karnéus as soloist, and host for the evening is Maria Möller.Västra Götaland’s Youth Orchestra and the fugitive formed Dream Orchestra also make appearances. Tickets are available now for all who want to support Childhood’s work.

The World Childhood Foundation works to prevent violence and sexual abuse of children and supports local projects both in Sweden and abroad. The vision is that all children should have a safe and loving childhood free from violence and exploitation. Since Her Majesty Queen Silvia founded Childhood in 1999, over one thousand projects have been supported in Sweden and around the world. The goal for our investments is to provide as much long-term, sustainable change for children as possible.

https://childhood.org/

The gala concert features music by Wagner, Schubert, Stravinsky, Alfvén, Max Steiner, John Williams, Johann Strauss II and Saint-Saëns, including the famous aria Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix from Samson et Delila.

Wednesday 11 September 19.00 CEST, Gothenburg Concert Hall

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Gustavo Dudamel conductor

Katarina Karnéus mezzo soprano

Maria Möller host

Västra Götaland’s Youth Orchestra

Dream Orchestra

Ron Davis Alvarez conductor

https://www.gso.se/en/programme/concerts/gso-gustavo-dudamel-childhood/2019-09-11-19:00/

Göteborgs Symfoniker, Sveriges Nationalorkester, bildades 1905 och består idag av 109 musiker. Från och med säsongen 2017-2018 är Santtu-Matias Rouvali chefdirigent för Göteborgs Symfoniker. Under dirigenten Neeme Järvis ledning 1982-2004 etablerade sig orkestern efter internationella turnéer och drygt 100 skivinspelningar bland Europas främsta orkestrar. Denna utveckling tog ytterligare ett steg framåt med Gustavo Dudamel, chefdirigent 2007-2012.

Göteborgs Symfoniker är en del av Västra Götalandsregionen. Förste huvudsponsor: Volvo. Huvudsponsorer: SEB, GP, Cobham & Sten A Olssons Stiftelse för Forskning och Kultur.

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