Bergen International Festival 2015 English catalogue - Page 54

BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 054 FOU N DAT I ON S Siljustøl FOU N DAT ION S B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 5 055 m T ROL DH AU G E N G RIE G ’S V IL L A T IC K E T * In Harald Sæverud's beautiful home Full price: 500 Under 30: 150 Ernst Simon Glaser ​​Christian Hundsnes Grøvlen SILJ USTØL DATE / TIME Saturday 30 May at 15:00 DAT E/T I ME 'Lene Grenager's Der Bach an der Quelle (Bach at the source) is inspired by the gestures and motions in the Prelude of Bach's 4th Suite for Solo Cello in E flat major, but neither in tonality nor thematic content! Hearing both works in the same concert, we have the opportunity to experience the similarities and differences at close quarters,' says cellist Ernst Simon Glaser in connection with his world premiere performance of Grenager's work at Siljustøl. Ernst Simon Glaser is currently principal cellist with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the national orchestra of Sweden. Since last autumn he has also taught at the Norwegian Academy of Music alongside Truls Mørk. He opens his Bergen International Festival concert with a work by Olav Anton Thommessen. T IC KET * Full price: 260 Under 30: 150 Transportation included in the ticket. More information on page 84. *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount The cellist explains, 'Som i en drøm (As in a Dream) is composed over the opening cadence of Thommessen's The Phantom of Light for Cello and 2 Woodwind Quintets, and demonstrates the ability of one of the greatest composers of our time to develop musical ideas in an expressive way, just as Bach and Beethoven did.' Ernst Simon Glaser cello 054 T ROL DH AU G E N G RIE G ’S V IL L A Saturday 06 June at 15:00 1:00 m Randi Stene with Håvard Gimse *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount S I L JU STØL DURATIO N Transportation included in the ticket. More information on page 84. W W W.FIB.N O DAT E / T IME Friday 29 & Saturday 30 May at 22:30 1:00 Bergen pianist Christian Hundsnes Grøvlen (born 1990) gives his first Bergen International Festival solo recital, with a varied programme featuring works by Sæverud, Thommessen, Haydn, Chopin and Ravel. Christian Hundsnes Grøvlen piano In association with the Norwegian Academy of Music T ROL DH AU G E N G RIE G ’S V IL L A DU RAT ION D U R AT I ON He has made his mark both as a soloist and as a chamber musician nationally and internationally, and has won several competitions at home and abroad. A participant in many festivals, he has performed with Norwegian symphony orchestras and collaborated with some of the country's foremost musicians. He is known for his extroverted musicianship, virtuosity and a repertoire ranging from the baroque era to the present day. Grøvlen has a predilection for 'ultra-pianistic' repertoire, such as Sergei Rachmaninov and Leopold Godowsky. Intimate Concert with Andsnes & Friends DAT E / T IME 1:00 Thursday 04 & Friday 05 June at 22:30 Mezzo-soprano Randi Stene and pianist Håvard Gimse perform works by Grieg, Sibelius, Mompou, Albéniz and Monsalvatge. Grieg’s villa Experience the atmosphere in Edvard Grieg’s living room Sponsored by DNV GL Randi Stene, one of Norway's leading soloists, is a member of the Royal Danish Opera Ensemble in Copenhagen. Her repertoire is very broad, encompassing not only the classical mezzo operatic roles but also numerous rarely-performed and newly-written works. Randi Stene has appeared at many major opera houses, including the Metropolitan in New York; she was Musician in Residence at the 1998 Bergen International Festival and is in great demand at home and abroad as a concert soloist. She is accompanied by Håvard Gimse, who is recognised as an outstanding solo pianist. He is the preferred accompanist of many of Scandinavia's foremost artists. Randi Stene mezzo-soprano Håvard Gimse piano W W W.F IB.N O DU RAT ION 1:00 OT H E R See more concerts with Andsnes and Friends on p. 36. Leif Ove Andsnes, a few young string players and fellow pianist Håvard Gimse invite you to join them in a Hungarian encounter with beautiful contrasts. 'György Kurtág is one of my favourite composers from our own time. In his short pieces he manages to create unique moods, spanning the entire gamut from playfulness to sadness. In our encounter with this concentrated universe we play music by another Hungarian, Franz Liszt. Not the virtuoso Liszt we know so well however, but the religious mystic – beautiful music that creates vast spaces,' says Leif Ove Andsnes. Leif Ove Andsnes piano Håvard Gimse piano Ragnhild Hemsing violin Ellen Nisbeth viola Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen cello 055