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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
All photos: Fjord Classics/Annamaria Kowalsky
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
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
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Bolstad: Frå eit landskap
Hagen: Tveitt Fragments
Åm: Studie over ein salmetone frå Luster
FINAL CONCERT 5.6
Britten: Simple Symphony
All photos: Hardanger Musikkfest/Knut Utler