29 April 2011
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra announces 2011-12 season
Before their performance on April 28 at the Gothenburg Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel and the GSO announced their plans for the 2011-12 concert season, the conductor's fifth as Music Director. Next season Dudamel will lead the GSO in six different programs with repertoire ranging from beloved works by Mahler, Brahms and Mozart to contemporary pieces by Adams and Hultqvist.
Dudamel opens the GSO's 2011-12 season with performances of Mahler's Seventh Symphony on September 8, 9 and 10. The following week he conducts a program that includes Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with Martin Fröst as soloist, Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, and the world premiere of Rehnqvist's Tiger Touch. Tiger Touch has been commissioned by the GSO as a present to Dudamel in honor of his 30th birthday, which he celebrated earlier this year. Later in the month, on September 23, he leads the GSO in a single performance of John Adams's Slonimsky's Earbox, Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony, and Schumann's Concerto for Four Horns.
Dudamel then returns to Gothenburg in December for performances of Brahms's Second Piano Concerto, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and Mendelssohn's Second Symphony. In March, Dudamel leads the GSO in a program that focuses on the music of Richard Strauss and Franz Joseph Haydn, performing Strauss's Don Juan and Also sprach Zarathustra and Haydn's Symphony No. 103, "The Drumroll." For his last concerts of the season with the GSO, Dudamel conducts Mahler's Second Symphony, "Resurrection," with soprano Camilla Tiling and mezzo-soprano Anna Larsson.
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