Bergen International Festival 2016 - Page 42

BE RGE N INTE RNAT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2 016 042 Festival Quarter Outdoors Admission free md Supported by Grieg Foundation and the Kavli Trust 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 6 all ages both outdoors and indoors. Street corners and backyards will be swarming with life. Please visit for updates. TO RGALLME NNINGE N DATE / TIME Wonderful Wood Thursday 26 May–Tuesday 07 June at 16:15 The Piazzolla Orchestra DURATIO N 0:15 The Bergen International Festival a meeting place for artists of many genres. Each day you will meet some of them on the small stage at Torgallmenningen. Morning Mood m F EST IVA L S Q UA R E DAT E/ T I M E Daily Thursday 26 May – Tuesday 07 June at 08:00–10:00 Live radio broadcasts from Festival Square. Bergen Student Radio broadcasts the festival atmosphere live from their outdoor studio in Festival Square. The broadcasts are packed with live guest appearances from festival artists, conversation and debates with guests from the festival programme and others. Keep your finger on the festival pulse live on your way to school or work, or follow the radio broadcasts. In collaboration with Bergen Student Radio. 042 04 3 26 May Selene Muñoz 27 May Haga & Hagenrud 28 May Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad 29 May TBA at 30 May Fargespill 31 May The Kuraybers 01 June Absence 02 June Che Sudaka 03 June Andreas Brantelid 04 June Sharon Bezaly 05 June Extracts from RIFF 06 June Tango Abrazo 07 June Ensemble 101 Festival Street m dt ú mú B ER G EN CI T Y CEN T R E Friday 03 June at 12:00 D U R AT I ON 1:00 Rhythm-Rain in the city centre. m Just like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, BIT20 percussionists will stand in Bergen centre and lure in 100 children placed around town, each with a pair of claves (wooden dowels). The alluring rain of rhythm that slowly gathers around the BIT20 percussionists gradually evolves into the children’s own compositions that they have worked on during the week through BIT20’s “We Compose!” programme for schools.. Satellite The starting point of the concert and the children's compositions is Ole André Farstad's concept work Wonderful Wood, which focuses on the sounds of wooden materials. SKO STRE DE T DATE / TIME Saturday 28 May at 11:00–15:00 Music, theatre, dance and free fun in the streets. The festival repeats its success and fills Skostredet with free concerts, dance, street theatre and other activities this Saturday. Activities for #FE STSPILLEN E16 Andrea Pellegrini & Bjarke Mogensen DAT E/T I ME Ole André Farstad percussion Francois Taillefer percussion In collaboration with BIT20. FJ E L L FOLDNES CHURCH DAT E / T IME Wednesday 25 May at 19:30 ASKØY HERDLA CHURCH DAT E / T IME Thursday 26 May at 19:30 DU RAT ION 1:15 T IC K E T Standard: 280 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount BT Fordel: 25 % discount Beautiful tones from an exceptional baroque duo. Originating from their different spheres, mezzo-soprano Andrea Pellegrini and Bjarke Mogensen on accordion make an unlikely duo, but on the stage it feels as if they were meant to perform together. Andrea Pellegrini has inspired many opera productions with her humour and ability to communicate with an audience. Her interest in merging different art forms and bringing classical music into new contexts has followed her throughout her career. m Satellite AU ST E VOL L HENGJO I B E K KJA RV IK DAT E / T IME Saturday 28 May at 19:00 DU RAT ION 1:15 T IC K E T Standard: 300 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount BT Fordel: 25 % discount Bjarke Mogensen is one of those rare talents who seems to have been born with an accordion strap over his shoulder. His repertoire is virtually limitless and embraces folk music, classical and newly composed works. The seductive temperament of the backstreets of Buenos Aires meets the islanders of Austevoll. The Piazzolla Orchestra’s concerts are abundant with the swaying waltzes, dramatic songs and fiery fugues of the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. The music is closely related to Argentina and its tango culture, and Piazzolla himself described it as “the sound of Buenos Aires”. The orchestra, mezzo-soprano Andrea Pellegrini and accordionist Bjarke Mogensen have devoted themselves 100% to Piazzolla’s music. Reviewers have described Pellegrini’s voice as perfect for tango – dark, expressive and with numerous depths of intensity, and the orchestra are acclaimed for their refined and precise interpretation of Argentinian music. Andrea Pellegrini mezzo-soprano Bjarke Mogensen accordion Philippe Benjamin Skow violin Tanja Zapolski piano Per Arne Ferner guitar Jesper Thorn double bass The duo performs by, amongst others, Bach, Vivaldi and Handel. Supported by Hordaland County Council and the Andrea Pellegrini mezzo-soprano Oticon Foundation Bjarke Mogensen accordion Supported by Hordaland County Council and the Oticon Foundation W W W.F IB.N O 04 3