Bergen International Festival 2015 English catalogue - Page 20

02 0 m BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 Gammalgrass Late Night Logen and friends LO GEN T EATE R DAT E/ T I M E Saturday 06 June at 22:00 D U RAT IO N 2:00 including interval T IC KET * Full price: 290 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount Bluegrass, Norwegian folk dance, baroque and gypsy music are the ingredients in this evening's musical melting pot. Norwegian newspaper VG describes the band as follows: "The trio Gammalgrass is a legendary live band, known for igniting frostbitten Nordic souls with their fiery virtuosity and ingenious musical humour. With a crew that consists of fiddler Ola Kvernberg, multi-instrumentalist Stian Carstensen and bass player Ole Mortensen Vågan, this is hardly surprising." This evening, Gammalgrass' favourite ambassadors of real-time musical improvisation join them on stage. Their two guests come from HP Gundersen m Late Night Logen with friends LO GEN T EATE R DAT E/ T I M E Sunday 07 June at 22:00 D U RAT IO N 3:00 including interval T IC KET * * Full price: 350 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount HP Gundersen and The Last Hurrah!! return with a new, American-inspired album. When HP Gundersen – musician, producer and long-time mentor in the Bergen music scene – went to Los Angeles to record a new album with his solo project The Last Hurrah!! this autumn, he felt as if his career got a brand new start. "I met some people who have changed my life. L.A. has a great music scene. There is nothing like it in Norway. People play for lousy 02 0 W W W.FIB.N O FEST I VI T I ES two very different traditions: church music and gypsy music. This sets the stage for a spontaneous collaboration based on the joy of playing. Giani Lincan is undoubtedly Romania's top cimbalom player, and comes from a gypsy family with a 300-year tradition as professional musicians. He is probably the only musician on the festival programme that has entertained Nicolae Ceauşescu and Saddam Hussein at a gala in Bucharest. Ulf Nilsen, on keys, plays the organ at Lovisenberg church in Oslo. He improvises just as easily in a baroque style as in jazz – on the piano, cembalo and the organ. 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 02 1 m Late Night Logen LO G E N T E AT E R DAT E / T IME Monday 08 June at 22:00 DU RAT ION 1:30 including interval T IC K E T * Gammalgrass Stian Carstensen accordion, banjo, pedal steel guitar Ola Kvernberg fiddle, viola Ole Morten Vågan double bass Ulf Nilsen piano, organ Giani Lincan cimbalom wages in all kinds of clubs, and the quality is first-rate. I had a spiritual awakening," says HP. The concert also includes many of HP's friends. The seasoned musician promises plenty of surprises, and an evening filled with creativity, good songs and great vocal performances. The Last Hurrah!! with guests Maesa Pullman vocals, guitar Heidi Torsvik vocals Henrik Paulsen guitar Willy Corneliussen percussion Mette Mathiesen percussion Øystein Skjælaaen bass Jason Hiller double-bass, tambourine Kåre Sandvik keys Mari Peersen strings HP Gundersen pedal steel guitar Full price: 290 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount Per Arne Glorvigen Trio Tango with Bach. When musician and bandoneon player Per Arne Glorvigen was chosen as festival musician at the Bergen International Festival in 2006, he was described as follows: "Per Arne Glorvigen is a musician and performing artist in equal measures. Devoid of selfimportance, full of humour and with a steady instinct, he draws the audience into a musical world that ranges from baroque to contemporary, from Buenos Aires to Dovrefjell." At this concert he plays together with violinist Daniela Friedrich Braun and Arnulf Ballhorn on double bass, whom he got to know at Komische Oper Berlin in what Glorvigen describes as a fortunate encounter in all senses of the word. The trio now plays together regularly. The bandoneon player is famous for extending the repertoire of this tango instrument to include baroque, klezmer, pop and contemporary music. His musical companions also have experience from early music to contemporary music and tango. The trio brings a programme partly taken from their new album, Die Kunst der Fuge und des Tangos, to Logen this evening. "In it we juxtapose Bach's masterpieces with standard tangos from the 1930s and 40s. In the end there is an amalgamation between the two (initially) incompatible styles in Astor Piazzolla's tango fugues," says the bandoneon player.   Per Arne Glorvigen Trio Per Arne Glorvigen bandoneon Daniela Friedrich Braun violin Arnulf Ballhorn double bass W W W.F IB.N O 02 1