When the Bergen Festival announced earlier this month that they would be going ahead with this year’s annual festival with a re-imagined programme of 60 different events, the world cheered them on. Tonight the Festival launches and joining the Bergen Philharmonic and Ed Gardner on stage are a line up of star Norwegian artists including Leif Ove Andsnes.

Between 20 May and 3 June Andsnes will perform 5 diferent programmes all of which will be available to watch live on the Bergen Festival website.

“Like all other artists I have had dozens of concerts cancelled this spring” commented Andsnes. “In this situation I am especially grateful to be invited by Festspillene i Bergen, in my home city, to take part in their extensive online festival programme. In the chamber programmes I am collaborating with the wonderful young musicians connected to the Crescendo programme, where I am one of the mentors. I can`t wait to work again with Sonoko Miriam Welde, Ludvig Gudim, Eivind Ringstad, Amalie Stalheim and Sandra Lied Haga. We are lucky to have Mari Eriksmoen joining us with different groups of songs in these programmes.”

20th May: Opening Concert with Bergen Philharmonic
20:30 CET / Live-stream online from Grieghallen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ch’io mi scordi di te? (K.505) with Mari Eriksmoen

Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa with Eldbjørg Hemsing, Ludvig Gudim and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ed Gardner
23rd May: Schumann Resonance
20:00 CET / Live-stream online from Håkonshallen
Works by Schumann with Crescendo musicians (Sonoko Miriam Welde violin, Ludvig Gudim violin, Eivind Ringstad viola, and Amalie Stalheim cello)

25th May: Idyll and Abyss
21:00 CET / Live-stream online from Troldhaugen
Works by Mozart, Schubert and Jörg Widmann with Crescendo musicians (Sonoko Miriam Welde violin, Ludvig Gudim violin, Eivind Ringstad viola, and Amalie Stalheim cello)
26th May: Beethoven x Bartók

19:30 CET / Live-stream online from Troldhaugen
Works by Beethoven and Bartók with Mari Eriksmoen and Crescendo musicians (Sonoko Miriam Welde violin, Ludvig Gudim violin, Sandra Lied Haga cello, and Amalie Stalheim cello)
31st May: Marius Neset Quintet Rebroadcast
21:00 CET / Rebroadcast of Leif Ove’s performance with the Marius Neset Quintet from the Bergen International Festival 2018.
3rd June: Closing Concert with Oslo Philharmonic

18:00 CET / Live-stream online from Oslo Konserthus
Leif Ove Andsnes performing and directing from the piano:
Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K. 478
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467

 

Source: Bergen Festival

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