Fjord Classics 2017

This year Lars Anders Tomter and Kathryn Stott launched their new festival Fjord Classics in Sandefjord, and we were invited to join the festival in four concerts on June 28th and 29th.

Our stay in Sandefjord was a really pleasant experience. With wonderful music, world leading soloists and lovely weather we could not ask for more - a perfect way to end this season!

We performed the following works during the festival: 

Atterberg: Suite for violin, viola and strings - solo violin: Henning Kraggerud, solo viola: Lars Anders Tomter

Bach/Schmid: Improvisations over Violin concerto in E major - solo violin: Benjamin Schmid

Duda: Matkalla ("On the Way" - travel notes for tuba and strings): solo tuba: Andreas Hofmeir, conductor: Ingar Bergby

Bach: Double Concerto for violin and oboe, version for viola and bassoon - solo viola: Lars Anders Tomter, solo bassoon: Martin Kuuskmann

Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 with wind players from the Berlin Philharmonic and the Royal Norwegian Navy Band - solo piano: Kathryn Stott

Janson: Baghdad Blues

Strauss: Metamorphosen

 

All photos: Fjord Classics/Annamaria Kowalsky

 

 

Hardanger Musikkfest 2017

We spent some wonderful days at Hardanger Musikkfest this year. Surrounded by beautiful nature, inspired by meeting the excellent festival artists and an excited audience, we had a busy, but very pleasant stay. 

Our contribution to this year's festival: 

 

OPENING CONCERT 1.6

Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, with The Norwegian Soloist's Choir and Grete Pedersen

Bartôk: Rumanian Folk Dances

 

ENSEMBLE ALLEGRIA AND SIGRID MOLDESTAD 2.6

A number of Sigrid's songs, arranged beautifully by Karl-Johan Ankarblom

 

OPERAGALLA 3.6

A number of excerpts from the following Mozart works: The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro and Requiem. 

Soloists: Birgitte Christensen, Ditte Bræin, Magnhild Korsvik, Marit Sehl, Øystein Stensheim, Olle Holmgren, Jørgen Backer. 

The Norwegian Soloist's Choir, Chorus 80, and conductor Grete Pedersen

 

NYBROTT 4.6

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Bolstad: Frå eit landskap

Hagen: Tveitt Fragments

Åm: Studie over ein salmetone frå Luster

Vilde&Inga: Silfr

Nordheim: Nachruf

 

FINAL CONCERT 5.6

Britten: Simple Symphony

Bartôk: Divertimento

 

 

All photos: Hardanger Musikkfest/Knut Utler