Every year, HBSO starts the new season in March right after the Lunar New Year holiday when everyone is still in the mood of the cheerful spring. This march 2, to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Vietnam, HBSO introduces FörkläddGud – A GOD DISGUISED by Lars-Erik Larsson performed by the Gustav Sjokvist Chamber Choirat the Saigon Opera House.
The piece takes the form of a lyrical suite and was premiered on 1 April 1940 on the radio, in the middle of World War II when Germany had already invaded Poland and was about to invade Norway and Denmark shortly after. This suite composed by Lars-Erik Larsson with lyrics by Hjalmar Gullberg was send as a message of humanity and hope. This piece is still the more loved classic Sweedish music.
The program also introduces some other famous works of well-known composers such as R. Schumann, J. S. Bach, Karin Rehnqvist, Jan Sandström, Monica Dominique etc. and is directed by the talented Swedish conductor Florian Benfer, who won the Johannes Norrby Award in 2016.
Förklädd Gud – A GOD DISGUISED by Lars-Erik Larsson
March 2, 2019 at 8pm
Saigon Opera House
7 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Quận 1, HCMC
Admissions: 650.000 – 500.000 – 400.000 – 200.000 – 80.000 VNĐ (Student IDs)