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Time and place: Apr. 28, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Foyer of Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

Bach not only played the organ, but was also a skilled violinist who composed some beautiful violin sonatas. Bach’s son, the great Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in 1774 characterized the violin sonatas as “The best works by my dear departed father”.

Time and place: May 4, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47 (bak Aulaen)

As life in general, opera includes relations of every kind, both of friendly and romantic. At this concert you will meet, amongst others, Rosina and Figaro – good friends trying to help one another. Another couple you will become familiar with is Dorabella og Guglielmo

Time and place: May 5, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, The Foyer of Georg Sverdrup's hus (UB) at Blindern

Catharina Chen (violin), Jie Zhang (piano) and Ernst-Simon Glaser (chello) are among Norway’s foremost musicians. During this concert you will hear Franz Schubert’s first piano trio. The trio is considered a main work and lasts for about forty minutes.

Time and place: May 12, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, The Foyer of Georg Sverdrup's hus (UB) at Blindern

Melodic and beautiful jazz piano trio: The autumn of 2016 jazz pianist Maren Selvaag released her debut record, Close to Shore”, under her own name. It is recorded in legendary Avatar Studios in New York and she has received rave reviews.

Time and place: May 19, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, The Foyer of Georg Sverdrup's hus (UB) at Blindern

Quiet Explosion, which was premiered at the Opera house during the opening of Oslo Jazz festival in 2014, will now be performed again in an intimate concert version. This time in the format of a duo consisting of those who composed the work: Tord Gustavsen and Synne Sanden. The songs develop in a naked, expressive and dynamic landscape.

Time and place: May 31, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Tøyen Hovedgård, Sars’ gt./Monrads gt. i Botanisk hage

Bøler’s psychedelic folk rock is to a great extent inspired by Swedish music and artists such as Mikael Ramel, Pugh Rogefeldt, Dungen and Evert Taube. Bøler have played on stages and festivals across the country since 2010. The songs are about the fact that doing well is not so swell and hanging around with others who think that what is fun is fun is the best.

Time and place: June 2, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, The Foyer of Georg Sverdrup's hus (UB) at Blindern

This lunch-time concert offers a close encounter with a very versatile musician and a rare, magical musical instrument. At the same time she will share a bit about her unusual choice of profession and rare instrument. Sidsel Walstad is known as harpist for The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, solo artist, chamber musician and pop artist

Time and place: June 9, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, The Foyer of Georg Sverdrup's hus (UB) at Blindern

It’s not truly summer without a concert by the University of Oslo employee choir, Unikor. Tor Tveite presents today’s program and makes sure the summer mood finds its way into the foyer of Georg Sverdrup’s hus. We hope as many of you as possible will find your way to this traditional end-of-season concert.

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Time and place: Apr. 21, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Foyer of Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

Elly’s vocal and musical landscape is timeless, warm and dynamic. Her voice is one of a kind, a sound that is original, emphatic and unpretentious. This music touches people of all ages and is strengthened by its timelessness.

This is a concert not to be missed!

Time and place: Apr. 7, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Foyer of Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

Haley’s Comet consists of fiddel player Meade Richter and multi instrumentalist Magnus Wiik. The name refers to the American fiddle player Ed Haley, who remained relatively unknown, but who left a treasure chest of exciting fiddle tunes.

Time and place: Mar. 31, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Foajeen i Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

Mozart’s trio for piano, violin og cello in G major, K. 564 is performed by musicians from the Oslo Philharmonic. Mozart expert Trond Jahr introduces the work.

Time and place: Mar. 24, 2017 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Foajeen i Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

Through the year 2016-2017 employees and students at the Norwegian Academy of Music produced or been part of other productions of Steve Reich’s minimalist work “Music for 18 Musicians (1976). The project culminates in two concerts under “The Sound of The Norwegian Academy of Music” and “Cultural Lunch, followed by a performance at Jernbanetorget station the next day.

Time and place: Mar. 17, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Foyer of Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

The Fagerborg Festival 2017 is a celebration of art history and music where old art is made contemporary and alive in its meeting with art created here and now. The festival is organized by young musicians just starting their professional career.

Time and place: Mar. 15, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, The Faculty of Dentistry, Geitmyrsveien 71

No one writes about love and fear better than Joni Mitchell and Jan Eggum. But what do they have in common? This concert juxtaposes these two singer-songwriters and gives them a common musical expression to explore our human fear of love and other perceived dangers.

Time and place: Mar. 10, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Foajeen i Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

The violinists Hanna Nicoline Moland and Victoria Sørlie early discovered their common broad interest in music, not just classical. Today’s concert combines the girls’ diverse musical background and contains everything from barock gems to tango and pop music.

Time and place: Mar. 3, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Foajeen i Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

Josefin Winther is an exciting artist from Bergen. She has released three albums, one EP, several singles and has played about 300 concerts in northern Europe. Now her fourth album is on its way. She wrote her first song at the age of 13. In 2006 she was signed to the label Your Favourite Music in Bergen, along with Susanne Sundfør.

Time and place: Feb. 24, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Foajeen i Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

The title of the concert comes from Edvard Grieg’s opus nr. 5 from 1864, composed over a poem by H. C. Andersen. ”Songs of the heart” is a song cycle by the Swedish composer Gunnar de Frumerie, composed in 1942 with lyrics by Pär Lagerkvist. Today we get to hear both of these works.

Time and place: Feb. 17, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Foajeen i Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

In accordance with tradition Ole Bøhn comes home from Australia to Norway for summer holidays. This time he brings along Cristopher Mui. Zoltan Kodaly’s duo for violin og cello is among the most famous works for this crew.

Time and place: Feb. 10, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Foajeen i Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

Cantango is a Norwegian tango group that specializes in music from the golden age of tango. From the music emerging around Rio de la Plata in the 1930s and 40s they draw the line all the way to Astor Piazzolla and the new tango.

Time and place: Feb. 3, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Foajeen i Georg Sverdrups hus (UB) på Blindern

Today's concert marks the reopening of the Humanities and Social Science Library after refurbishing. On this occasion, Cultural Lunch opens with Bare Egil Band in collaboration with the library. Welcoming remarks by the Head of Library, Halvor Kongshavn.