Bergen International Festival 2015 English catalogue - Page 12

012 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 T ​ he Song Book of Memories m Last Tango in Berlin G RIE G H A L L E N G RIE G SA L E N DAT E / T IME Thursday 28 May at 14:00 DU RAT ION 0:50 Admission free with seat ticket. For registration, see www.fib.no/sangbok (Norwegian only) Open seminar on dementia at 09:00. GRIEGH A LLE N GRIEG SA L E N DAT E/ T I M E Thursday 04 June at 20:00 D U RAT IO N 1:50 T IC KET * Full price: 190–450 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount ‘Music begins where words end, wrote J W Goethe. The best of Ute Lemper. We have music with us throughout life, and even when we lose the ability to speak and sing, there is still rhythm in the body. This is why music is a key to communicating with people with dementia. Music strengthens social interaction and contributes to an improved quality of life. This concert touches on all the different musical chapters of the German-American singer’s repertoire, yet also leaves space for open improvisations and great moments of virtuosity and celebrates Ute’s inspiration from jazz and ethnic musical influences. Ute Lemper has been called the Marlene Dietrich of our time, and both Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Philip Glass and Elvis Costello have composed for her. This evening, the journey starts in Berlin with Ute’s root repertoire: Brecht, Weill and the Berlin Cabaret Songs. The journey continues into the poetic universe of the French chansons by Brel, Piaf, Ferré, and further to the Argentinian world of tango by Astor Piazzolla. Ute walks through the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, New York and lets ancient ghosts tell the stories of the lost, of love, survival, passion, dreams, the past and the future. She also performs her own songs to connect the yesterday with the today through her own stories about these places. Ute Lemper vocals Vana Gierig piano Victor Villena bandoneon Cyril Garac violin Romain Lecuyer bass Sponsored by DNB Festival Street In this concert Herborg Kråkevik and the girls’ chorus share their joy of singing with the audience. One of the pieces is the work Et blad falder til himlen (A leaf falls to the sky), composed by Bent Sørensen to lyrics by Knud Romer.