The Saturday evening concert in Kunsthallen will be a truly rare experience, as pieces lacking any connection will be thrown together into a crazy stew – and stirred, for mixing, as little as possible.
We offer an extrovert bandoneon player, and sparklingly colorful and intensely yearning tunes along the Asian Silk Road, before the stage will be bathed in blue light at the end of this first part, letting us listen to George Crumb’s incredibly beautiful rendering of the song of the whale. (Many will remember Crumb, who participated as our festival composer in 1994; “Vox Ballanea” was then performed in the Cathedral.)
The second part sets off with aggressive caresses, depicted through tango music, before we manage to land safely and meet kangaroos, aquaria, and lion parades in Saint-Saëns’ beloved Carnival of the Animals, before we wander out into the summer night.
With a sidelong glance at the 1960s tradition of arranging concerts of contemporary music in art associations and galleries, th...
These two friends promise to appeal to all generations: children, parents, and grandparents can all be assured of a delightful exploration of the world of opera. Both are experienced and versatile artists. Wibeke’s repertoire spans from the Renaissance to our own times, from Dido in Purcell’s intense opera Dido and Aeneas – and who could listen to Dido’s lament, “When I am Laid on Earth” without being deeply affected – to poems of the Swedish poet Karin Boye, set to music by Karsten Sundlisæter. Inger has sung a wide range of opera roles, winning a prize at the Elbland festival in 2012.