In Slavic folklore, the Firebird is a glowing bird with magical powers. The bird can be both a blessing and a curse for the one that captures it. The Firebird program reflects the unpredictable character, like the magic bird.
March 21st 1918 Kirsten Flagstad debuted in the University aula. For this reason, we wish to pay tribute to Norway's biggest opera star with a memorial concert. This concert is a collaboration with the Kirsten Flagstad museum at Hamar.
Chet Baker told some of the strongest musical stories in jazz. Baker Hansen retell these stories in their own dialect. Famous jazz songs like "My Funny Valentine" and "Fall in love too easily" get a new life.
This is a very humorous performance about the fallen opera star Laura. She keeps walking in her old glitter dresses, net stockings and jewels, and sings the same cabaret songs and operas she has always done.
Beethoven wrote the Quartet op 135 in 1826, it was the last major work he completed. It stands in clear contrast to the so-called "late string quartets", less complicated and more open than the previous ones.
Øyonn Groven Myhren and Anne Hytta is the duo Sogesong. A duo that present adventurous and mystic medieval music.
Ole Bøhn is a professor at the conservatory in Sydney, Australia. He presents music by the two Jewish composers, Dobrowen and Grosz.
Let yourself entertain by happy musicians in the cold of February. With warm humor and a (white) smile they will guide you through some of the highlights of the opera literature. Treat yourself to a well deserved break with them and the opera classics.
The charming singer songwriter Egil Olsen play in stead of Lady Moscow that unfortunately had to cancel todays concert. They will play at cultural lunch on September 1st instead.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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”.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.