SIDE BY SIDE 10 YEARS | GOTHENBURG 400 YEARS
SIDE BY SIDE 2023
Welcome to a few magical concert days this anniversary summer!
Side by Side: Beginners in Concert
Sunday June 18, 11.30-ca 12.15
Side by Side: Festival Concert
Tuesday June 20, 15.00-ca 16.30
Side by Side: Wind & String in Concert
Tuesday June 20, 19.30-ca 20.15
Stora Salen, the Concert Hall
Side by Side: Choirs in Concert
Wednesday June 21, 12.30-ca 13.30
Side by Side: Open Choir in Concert
Wednesday June 21, 14.30-ca 15.15
Götaplatsfoajén, the Concert Hall
Side by Side: Early & Folk in Concert
Wednesday June 21, 16.00-ca 17.00
Stenhammarsalen, the Concert Hall
Side by Side: Closing Concert
Wednesday June 21, 18.00-ca 19.45 inc. break
Side by Side presents: Mångfaldsfestivalen
Thursday June 15, 10.00-ca 11.00
Sing-along in Trädgårdsföreningen
The musicians are on stage between 10 and 11, followed by a picknick
NB! You who are a paying participant at the camp will receive special information regarding the concerts, the tickets and any seat-bookings via email. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 20 June, 15.00
Welcome to celebrate our 10th anniversary and Gothenburg's 400th anniversary at the same time! Here, all the participants of the camp – over 2,000 young choir singers and musicians – perform together in a powerful musical manifestation together with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble.
Festival Concert offers symphonic music, magnificent choral songs, and powerful arrangements. All under the direction of the camp's many well-known conductors, led by Ron Davis Alvarez and Birgitta Mannerström Molin.
The concert repertoire includes an exclusive live performance of the special arrangement Canon/Memories. This mashup of Maroon 5's Memories and Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D was arranged by Tormod Tvete Vik and Henrik Dahlgren for Side by Side's digital camp in the pandemic year 2021. Then, the participants sent in their musical contributions on video. This summer, the arrangement is performed live for the first time after a re-work by Tormod Tvete Vik. There are over 100 parts—something truly unique!
Another singular experience during the Festival Concert will be the premiere of Benjamin Staern's newly written piece En strimma hav (A Streak of Sea). This specially written arrangement was ordered for El Sistema's 10th anniversary celebration in 2020. The pandemic put the brakes on that, but now we finally get the opportunity to perform this beautiful music live!
And what would this double (actually triple!) anniversary celebration be without Gothenburg's own anniversary song Vi vill leva, vi vill dö i Göteborg (We want to live, we want to die in Gothenburg)? Singer/songwriter Katarina Hemlin is present live during the concert and performs this musical tribute to the city and its inhabitants together with all 2000 participants!
Festival Concert marks the end of the camp for UPPER INTERMEDIATE, INTERMEDIATE, BASIC and OPEN ORCHESTRA.
Participating: All camp participants are part of the concert in varying degreesPrice: 160 SEK (60 SEK for children below 15)Booking: Limited number of seats
Wednesday 21 June 18.00 inc. break
Welcome to Side by Side’s grand finale — a powerful symphony concert in the Stora Salen where the virtuosos of the future show off their skills side by side with the Gothenburg Symphony. We celebrate the camp’s 10th anniversary with colorful favorites from the classical repertoire. Join us on a thrilling journey where superheroes meet folk tunes, romances and great party music!
Side by side with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra this evening ADVANCED and PRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRA, Side by Side's musical spearhead, creates a double symphony orchestra. Together with YOUTH CHOIR and the Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble, they present a high-class musical experience, led by conductors Daniela Musca, Manuel Lopez Gomez and choir director Birgitta Mannerström Molin.
From Lars-Erik Larsson, Hugo Alfvén and Wilhelm Stenhammar we are offered some of Swedish music’s most beloved favourites. We hear French notes as the young Lili Boulanger describes a spring morning, and her close friend Gabriel Fauré offers his beautiful Pavane.
The concert opens with folk tunes from the mountainous landscape of Georgia, and ends with the finale from Shostakovich’s rebellious Fifth, a courageous composer who let his artistry shape resistance to contemporary oppression.
Participating: ADVANCED ORCHESTRA, PRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRA, YOUTH CHOIR, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble
Price: 160 SEK (60 SEK for children below 15)
Booking: Limited number of seats
Choirs in Concert
Wednesday 21 June, 12.30
Welcome to many choir lovers’ favorite concert! At Side by Side’s At Side by Side's big choral concert, over 250 choral singers from CHILDREN’S, PRE-UPPER VOICES, UPPER VOICES and YOUTH CHOIR perform choral music in all its forms together with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
There will be choral music from near and far — famous choral classics, traditional folk tunes, pop and newly written choral arrangements! The repertoire includes everything from Jenkins, Britten and Beethoven to Maroon 5 and Laleh. Choirs in Concert is led by Birgitta Mannerström Molin and Ida Rosén Hamrå.
The concert is held in Stora Salen at Konserthuset and concludes the camp for the majority of Side by Side’s choral singers.
Participating: CHILDREN’S CHOIR, PRE-UPPER VOICES CHOIR, UPPER VOICES CHOIR, YOUTH CHOIR, Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble, musicians from Gothenburg Symphont Orchestra
Price: 60 SEK
Wind & String in Concert
Tuesday 20 June, 19.30
Welcome to the conclusion of Side’s anniversary Tuesday and a spectacular concert with extra everything!
WIND & STRING ORCHESTRA is a string orchestra, a wind orchestra, and a symphony orchestra, all in one! At this concert you get to enjoy classical pieces from Dvorak and Sibelius as well as the Argentinian Ginastera. In addition, there will be modern film music with Captain Marvel leading the charge. Wind orchestra and symphony orchestra are conducted by the Gothenburg Symphony's own Marjolein Vermeeren and the string orchestra is led by Terje Skomedal.
Participating: WIND & STRING ORCHESTRA
Early & Folk in Concert
Wednesday 21 June, 16.00
We cordially invite you to an exciting musical journey through time and space. In this concert, folk and world music is mixed with tones from the Renaissance and the Middle Ages.
Welcome to commence Side by Side's closing evening with the tracks EARLY MUSIC and FOLK MUSIC that offer captivating tones in intimate Stenhammarsalen. Under the direction of Anders Renberg, as well as Jenny Gustafsson and Sten Källman, we get to enjoy music from all possible places and centuries!
Participating: EARLY MUSIC, FOLK MUSIC
Beginners in Concert
Sunday June 18, 11.30
Welcome to a cozy lunch concert where Side by Side’s youngest participants from BEGINNER’S ORCHESTRA and BEGINNERS’ CHOIR share everything new they have learned. For some, it's their first musical performance ever. The first of many, we hope!
The participants are beginners on wood, string, and brass instruments as well as children who sing in a choir. The concert offers a mixed repertoire for all ages.
Participating: BEGINNERS’ ORCHESTRA, BEGINNERS’ CHOIR
Booking: No reservation needed
Open Choir in Concert
Wednesday 21 June, 14.30
Side by Side invites you to an inspiring experience in magical Götaplatsfoajén together with the children and youth from OPEN CHOIR.
Come and let the camp participants' joyful energy surround you as they sing and play together under the direction of Magnus Petterson. Fast-paced, lighthearted, and danceable!
Participating: OPEN CHOIR
Price: 60 sek
Thursday June 15, 10.00- ca 11.00
All song-happy pre-schoolers, parents and teachers are warmly welcome to Trädgårdsföreningen on June 15 to sing and dance together. This year's theme is “Olika men ändå lika” (Different but Still the Same) — feel free to bring home-made flags for different countries!
With the theme "Different but Still the Same", Mångfaldsfestivalen (the Diversity Festival) wants to draw attention to the fact that all children are equally valuable and should have the same rights regardless of nationality, culture, and religion. Everyone's needs and wants are equally important!
The musicians are on Lilla Scenen (the small stage) at 10–11. Feel free to bring your own picnic blanket and food so that everyone can hang out together until 1pm.
Please be aware that this event is in Swedish.
Here is a song by Marco Rio to describe the theme of the year:
Det finns så många länder, olika språk
Några av de kan vara, svåra att förstå,
vi kan hjälpa varandra. Prova lite grand
Vi sjunger denna sång som börjar med en gång
Varje gång jag säger: Hola! Hello!, Ciao!, Moi!
då får gärna svara: Hej!
Om jag säger till dig: Mi Amigo, My friend, Ystäväni
Då får du säga: Min Vän
For questions about song lyrics or the like, contact email@example.com
Participating: Cecilia Thorén, Stefan Hedborg, Tobias Edvardsson, Nahuel Ivalo and Teresa Hedborg, as well as children from El Sistema pre-schools in Hammarkullen. Sound technician Johan Zackrisson.
Thursday June 16, 10.00- ca 11.00
All song-happy children are warmly welcome to Trädgårdsföreningen on June 16 to sing and dance together. This year's theme is the Tree of Peace— feel free to bring a birdhouse or a peace dove!
The musicians are on Lilla Scenen at 10-11 and after that you are welcome to stay and eat any picnic food that you have brought with you.
For questions about song lyrics or the like, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is in Swedish.
Participating: Cecilia Thorén, Tobias Edvardsson and Teresa Hedborg along with children from from El Sistema preschools in Hammarkullen
Monday June 20, 13.00- ca 17.45
Music in Stadsbiblioteket
Welcome to Gothenburg City Library and Trappscenen where camp participants will sing and play music from near and afar.
The afternoon also offers interesting talks about music, and a surprise or two!
Participating: Camp participants and musical guests
CONCERT PROGRAM 2020
This year's regular concert program has been canceled.A digital version of Festival Concert is planned for June 16 at 3 pm. More information will follow.
Purchased Side by Side concert tickets will be refunded. Comprehensive handling may take time, but all ticket buyers will be contacted by email. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
If you have any questions, please contact our ticket office: email@example.com, +46(0)31-7265300. Information about Festival Concert in Scandinavium will come from GotEvent.
Keep an eye on Side by Side’s website and social media for information about the coming digital camp and new possibilities to see our participants perform.
WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE 10.00Trädgårdsföreningen
Preschoolers from all over Gothenburg gather for picnic at Trädgårsdföreningen to sing together. Directed by Teresa HedborgEveryone is welcome!
Lunch concert with BEGINNERS’
TUESDAY 19 JUNE 12.00 HSM Sjöströmsalen
Our youngest participants share their newly acquired experiences.
This is a public event- free admission, no pre-booking required. Subject to availability
WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE 13.30Museum of World Culture
Side by Side and the culture organization, Gira, welcomes all children and adults to the Museum of World Culture to singalong together.
This is a public event- free admission, no pre-booking required.
Svenskt org. nr 556313-1027Europeiskt momsnummer – VAT no SE556313102701
Lägerfotograf Francis Löfvenholm
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