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, this concert is a collaboration with Kunsthall Stavanger – one of this year’s innovations.
Mauricio Kagel (1931-): Pandora’s Box Per Arne Glorvigen bandoneon --- Gisle Kverndokk (1967-): The Silk Road
Don't leave any Hazelnuts on the Tree (Turkey)
You are a Ploughman (Armenia)
Shampan Ragsi - Country Dance (Azerbaijan)
Atan - Nomad Dance (Afghanistan)
Shepherd’s Melody (Kyrgyzstan)
I love you, snow of the north (China) Oslo Kammerakademi:
David Friedemann Strunck and Min Hua Chiu oboe
Pierre Xhonneux and Matthieu Lescure clarinet
Steinar Granmo Nilsen and Sabine Randoll horn
Alessandro Caprotti and Trond Olaf Larsen bassoon
Cécile-Laure Kouassi double bass --- George Crumb (1929-): Vox Balaenae Yejin Gil piano Annaleena Jämsä flute Martin Löhr cello --- Per Arne Glorvigen (1963-) Violent Tenderness Per Arne Glorvigen bandoneon Maxwell Quartet --- Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) - Dyrenes karneval Christian Ihle Hadland piano Yejin Gil piano Boris Brovtsyn violin Daniela Braun violin Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad viola Øyvind Gimse cello Arnulf Ballhorn double bass Annaleena Jämsä flute Pierre Xhonneux clarinet Skage Rollheim Larsen percussion ---
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