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058 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 FOU N DAT I ON S More lunch concerts in Troldsalen T R OL D HAU G EN T R OL D SAL EN 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 5 059 m T ROL DH AU G E N , T ROL DSA L E N T IC K E T * Full price: 260 Under 30: 150 Entrance to the museum/Grieg’s Villa and transportation included in the ticket. More information on page 84. *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount Ingrid Andsnes DAT E/T I ME 01–04 June & 08–10 June at 13:00 Sponsored by the Norwegian Hull Club DAT E / T IME Saturday 06 June at 13:00 D U R AT I ON 1:00 T I CKET * Pianist Ingrid Andsnes makes her debut at a solo recital in the Bergen International Festival with works by Grieg, Ravel and Thommessen. Full price: 160 Under 16: 100 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount Entrance to the museum/Grieg’s Villa included in the ticket. Transportation not included. Do you want to buy a package including concert ticket and transportation? Please visit www.fib.no/lunchconcert for more information. Winterreise Produsert av Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen m T RO L D H AU G E N T RO L D SA LE N DAT E/ T I M E Sunday 31 May at 13:00 D U RAT IO N 1:10 Entrance to the museum/Grieg’s Villa and transportation included in the ticket. More information on page 84. *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount T IC KET * Full price: 260 Under 30: 150 Winterreise (Winter Journey), the song cycle by Franz Schubert to texts by Wilhelm Müller, is one of the bestknown cycles in the Romantic repertoire, and was amongst the last works Schubert composed before his death at the age of 31. 'Winterreise is a unique work! For me it is the epitome of the lied. Schubert died 058 long before reaching my age, but he was so far ahead of everyone else – just listen to how modern it sounds. Every single performance is an inner journey, and may at times be really strenuous.' So says Bo Skovhus, baritone, who started singing the work two years ago. The Danish singer is known for his sensational debut as Don Giovanni at the Vienna Volksoper at the age of 26, and also as a superb interpreter of lieder. At the Bergen International Festival he appears with Stefan Vladar, the composer, pianist and principal conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. '[Skovhus is] among the world's most uncompromising singers … He is a force of nature, whose communicative W W W.FIB.N O Leonore Trio DU RAT ION 0:30 power can be devastating. At his best, he seems not so much to perform his material as to live it …' – THE GUARDIAN Bo Skovhus baritone Stefan Vladar piano FRANZ SCHUBERT (1791–1828) Winterreise (Winter Journey), D 911, op. 89 Supported by the Oticon Foundation. Sponsored by Norwegian Hull Club. Van Baerle Trio DAT E / T IME Friday 05 June at 13:00 DU RAT ION 1:45 including interval The Van Baerle Trio derives its name from the place where it all started. The members of the trio met while students at the conservatoire, a stone's throw from the Concertgebouw, which is located on Van Baerle Street. Having performed at the Concertgebouw numerous times, they consider it their musical home. The hall also nominated the trio for 'ECHO Rising Stars 2013–14', a tour which took them to some of the greatest concert halls in Europe. The trio's first recording, comprising works by Saint-Saëns, Loevendie and Ravel, was released in 2012, and received an Edison Award in 2013 in addition to press acclaim at home and abroad. Saint-Saëns is also on the Troldsalen programme, alongside works by Charles Ives and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. 'Ravel's solo work Miroirs and Grieg's Moods were written at exactly the same time, and they are constructed in the same way, with titles and themes that reflect not only the relationship between music and impression, but also the composers' fascination for folk music,' says the award winning pianist, who has appeared at the Nordland Musikkfestuke, Olavsfestdagene and Oslo Chamber Music Festival. sE Det VAR Det was a birthday present from Thommessen to Grieg, written for the 1993 Bergen International Festival, when the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth was celebrated. 'This is my first encounter with Thommessen's music as a performer. But where could it be more perfect to play birthday music for Grieg than at Troldhaugen?' asks Ingrid Andsnes. DAT E / T IME Sunday 07 June at 13:00 DU RAT ION 1:00 The members of the Leonore Trio are three internationally acclaimed musicians whose piano trio performances in Ensemble 360 were so well received that they branched out on their own in 2012. Their first recording, with works by Arensky and Rachmaninov, received critical acclaim on its release last spring: '… the Leonores play with truly glorious affection and security … Balance … and sound a