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Testar Kalender

2025

Djungle brass

Student Concert
14:00 –
14:45

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2025

In Home Port

Opening Concert
19:30 –
21:00

Paula af Malmborg Ward (*1962)
Open up! (Frontside’s own fanfare)
For voice, violin, clarinet, bassoon, double bass

Carl Nielsen (*1865 †1931) In vano for clarinet, bassoon, horn, cello, double bass

Elfrida Andrée (*1841 †1929) Piano Quartet in A minor

// Intermission //

Wilhelm Stenhammar (*1871 †1927)
Romances for tenor and piano

Benjamin Britten (*1913 †1976) On this island for tenor and piano (Lyrics: W. A Auden)
-Let the florid music praise! 
-Now the leaves are falling fast
-Seascape
-Nocturne
-As it is, plenty

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2025

Nightly Surprise

Jam Concert
21:30 –
22:15
2025

Common Creation

Workshop for 10-12 persons in creating an instrument of silk
10:00 –
11:30

Rosali Grankull (*1984) Music for strings & silk

Silk as a material requires patience as its properties are both strong and fragile and the participants will get to know the silk through the workshop and get to physically experience what happens when the threads are connected with stringed instruments. The collective work is part of the core of the work: co-operation and listening. Once the installation is complete, the workshop moves into the next phase where the participants and Rosali work on collective improvisation using the installation and a few sound objects placed in the room. The workshop wants to engage the participants and open doors to experiment with a few materials.

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2025

Baroque journeys

Baroque Concert
14:00 –
15:30

Baroque music for tenor and ensemble with music by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Isabella Leonarda, Wilhelmina of Bayreuth, Antonia Bembo Jean-Féry Rebell, Georg Muffat , Georg Phillipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Johan Helmich Roman, Johan Agrell.

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2025

To the stars

Evening Concert
18:00 –
20:00

Olivier Messiaen (*1908 †1992) **Appel interstellaire from Des Canyons aux Etoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars) for horn

Camille Saint-Saëns (*1835 †1921) Sonata in G major op 168, for bassoon and piano

// Intermission//

Ludwig van Beethoven (*1770 †1827) Septet E flat major op 20 for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, cello, double bass

** “From the canyons to the stars … This means rising from the depths of the canyons up to the stars – and even higher up to the resurrected of paradise – to praise God and the fullness of his creations: the beauties of the earth (its rocks, its birdsongs), the beauties of the visible sky, the beauties of the spiritual sky.”
– Olivier Messiaen: Preface to the score of Des Canyons aux étoiles …

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2025

Silky Night Music

Night
21:30 –
22:30

Songs by the beloved English composers John Dowland (1563-1626) and Henry Purcell 1659 – 1695 are performed by one of Sweden’s most prominent Baroque singers, the tenor Martin Vanberg, who accompanies himself on the lute. These silky tones meet innovative tones of real silk threads. The silk threads in silk fabrics that travelled across the seas from China to Gothenburg in the East India Voyagers, now get a prominent role in Rosali Grankull Silk& Strings In a performance where Rosali, the participants from today’s previous workshop, and festival musicians invite to a collective sonic exploration.

Together they create a musical event using the silk instrument, objects and instruments where responsiveness, togetherness and curiosity are highlighted as the most important qualities of the work. In the great improvisation, everyone needs to practice giving space to each other.  The work opens up a situation where who is active in the installation alternates and the audience will be invited to also ascend into the work’s sonic space.
Martin Vanberg, tenor/lute, Rosali Grankull, Festival artists, audience

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2025

The story of a city

Family Concert
10:30 –
11:10

After the success of 2023, we want to spread this entertaining and informative concert about Gothenburg’s history and music history to more children! Well-known Ayla Kabaca and the guitar duo The Gothenburg Combo have customized a concert for Frontside. Ayla will tell the story of the people who have influenced the city of Gothenburg! Dutch, Scots, English, West Goths, Turks, Germans, Americans, Bohemians, Chinese and Norwegians – yes, people from near and far! It’s also the story of colourful musicians who have influenced musical life in Gothenburg, such as Elfrida Andrée, concert organiser and Europe’s first female cathedral organist, and the Czech national composer Bedřich Smetana, who lived and worked in the city in the mid-19th century. Children will hear a huge range of vibrant music to match Gothenburg’s colourful history: 17th-century Dutch music by flute master Jacob van Eyck, Scottish songs, Carl Micael Bellman, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dietrich Buxtehude, Isaac Albéniz, Evert Taube, Wilhelm Stenhammar, Giacchino Rossini and Håkan Hellström, American folk music and music by Steve Reich with links to the great American ships and the Swedish emigrants, traditional Chinese music that the Swedish East Indians of the 18th century may have heard on their travels and Spanish music that they heard on their stopover in Cadiz. A tribute to the international harbor city of Gothenburg, which in 2021 celebrated its 400th anniversary!
Ayla Kabaca, The Gothenburg Combo (Thomas Hansy and David Hansson, guitars)

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2025

The Maja concert

Finnish Concert
15:00 –
16:00

The first people to settle the “Majorna” neighborhood in Gothenburg were probably Finnish and Estonian sailors. It is the Finnish word for house, “maja”, that is said to have formed the name “Majorna”. When the first harbors in Gothenburg were built below the slopes of Stigberget, Majorna became the natural place of residence for the harbor workers, as well as a pub for thirsty sailors.

Lotta Wennäkoski (*1970) Sinne (on Finnish folk song) for string trio 11′

Sebastian Fagerlund (*1972) Woodlands for bassoon solo 11′

Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838) Quartet no 1 in E flat major for clarinet, violin, viola, cello 24′

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2025

Still falls the rain

Final concert
18:00 –
21:00

Benjamin Britten (*1913 †1976) Lyrics: Edith Sitwell (*1887 †1964)  
Canticle III: Still falls the rain op.55 for tenor, horn, piano                                     

Handel, Dowland, Purcell
In this black dismal dungeon of despair, Lord, what is man? The Earth trembled

Premiere performance
Commissioned by Swedish Radio
Jonatan Sersam (*1986) 
Rain – Heart – Hammer for clarinet, violin, viola, cello

// Intermission //

Piano

Richard Strauss (* 1864 †1949)/ Arr. von Franz Hasenoehrl (*1885 †1970)
Grotesque musicale for five instruments “Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders” op.28 for violin, clarinet, bassoon, horn, double bass

// Intermission //

Franz Schubert (*1797 †1828) Trout Quintet in A Major, Op 114

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