Bergen International Festival 2015 English catalogue - Page 10

0 10 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 FEST I VI T I ES F E ST IV IT IE S B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 5 01 1 Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Andrew Litton conductor Aleksey Igudesman violin Hyung-ki Joo piano WORKS BY MOZART, RACHMANINOV, BACH, VIVALDI, STRAUSS, BEETHOVEN, IGUDESMAN & JOO. Sponsored by PwC Family Concert with Cateura BIG Nightmare Music with Igudesman & Joo and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra mk GRIEGH A LLE N GRIEG SA L E N DAT E/ T I M E Tuesday 02 June at 19:30 D U RAT IO N 1:50 including interval T IC KET * Full price: 190–490 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount Igudesman & Joo’s musical madness in full symphony. Classical musicians Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo have taken the world by storm with their show’s unique mixture of comedy, classical music and popular culture. The duo has become a YouTube phenomenon with 35 million hits. 0 10 W W W.FIB.N O – Orchestra of Recycled Instruments As the two musicians join forces with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra they lose themselves in the repertoire and create musical «nightmares» of epic proportions. The show combines skits and humour with well-known and unknown works, such as Bond Mozart, Alla molto Turca and Cleaning vs. River-dancing, all of them amplified by a full symphony orchestra. You will also experience Igudesman and Joo as soloists in renowned concerts and their own orchestral works. The performance is sure to delight lovers of classical music, and those who run for cover at the mere mention of the word ”Mozart”. mú “I couldn’t stop crying of laughter for the whole evening. Go see these gifted musicians. What they show is life at its funniest side. It isn’t just entertaining, it is hilarious!” – GIDON KREMER, *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount VIOLINIST G RIE G H A L L E N G RIE G SA L E N DAT E / T IME Wednesday 03 June at 18:00 DU RAT ION 1:40 including interval T IC K E T * Full price: 150–350 Under 30: 150 Great contrasts, commitment, and a striking musicality. With instruments made of oil drums, broken kitchen utensils and metal pipes, youth from Paraguay have shown that music is all about interaction, involvement and communication. The members of Cateura – The Recycled Orchestra live in the area around the landfill with the same name in Paraguay's capital. The story of the unique orchestra has attracted international attention and the young musicians are now on a world tour. At the Bergen International Festival they meet Norwegian music school students. The two orchestras will play together and separately, in a varied programme for the entire family. Environmental technician and musician Favio Chavez founded the Cateura orchestra to activate local children and create a greater sense of solidarity. As they had no access to regular instruments, he came up with the idea of creating instruments from waste from the landfill. "It has been a long process to figure out what sounds good. The instruments should not only be exotic and strange, they should work for us as an orchestra," Chavez says. The Bergen International Festival has previously initiated joint concerts between Norwegian music school students and El Sistema from Venezuela. These meetings whet the appetite of both audience and musicians.​ Supported by Sparebankstiftelsen DNB – Dextra Musica ​ W W W.F IB.N O 01 1