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090 m World premiere BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2016 FR I CT I ON F RICT ION B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 6 Angel of the North Peter Sheppard Skærved violin GIUSEPPE TARTINI (1692–1770) 30 Piccole Sonate 1755–1770 (Norwegian premiere) BERGEN D O M KI RKE ( BERGEN CAT H ED RA L ) PHILIP GLASS (1937–) Strung Out EVIS SAMMOUTIS (1979–) Nicosia Etudes 2014–15 (World premiere) HANS WERNER HENZE (1926–2012) DAT E/ T I M E Monday 06 June at 18:00 D U RAT IO N 1:15 T IC KET Standard: 290 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount 091 Serenade, Elegie Marius Neset tests the scope of the Royal Norwegian Navy Band in a rhythmical world premiere. HELMUT LACHENMANN (1935–) Toccatina IANNIS XENAKIS (1922–2001) Mikka & Mikka S MICHAEL FINNISSY (1946–) For a long time, The Royal Norwegian Navy Band (SFMK) has hoped for a collaboration with saxophonist and composer Marius Neset. With support from Det norske komponistfond (The Norwegian Composers’ Fund) Neset has now composed a work especially for SFMK and this year’s Bergen International Festival. In this commissioned work, Neset explores the turmoil between intellectual, tightly arranged and composed music, and the impulsive, improvisatory, playful and spontaneous. ‘It is extra thrilling to experiment when you have such a large orchestra at your disposition and can create such contrasts,’ say Neset. Song 13 JÖRG WIDMANN (1973–) Etude 1 Marius Neset saxophones Anton Eger drums Petter Eldh bass The Royal Norwegian Navy Band Lars Erik Gudim conductor MARIUS NESET(1985–) Angel of the North ‘The possibilities for utilizing this scope together with the huge sound resonance and dynamic potential of this orchestra means that one has the time to allow the music to develop without losing intensity,’ says Neset. Drummer Anton Eger and bassist Petter Eldh who, with Neset form his regular trio, contribute to realizing Neset’s unique ideas of advanced rhythmic music for a large orchestra such as SFMK. Marius Neset has composed works for several larger ensembles including DR Big Band, Oslo Sinfonietta and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. LARS ERIK GUDIM (1965–) The Castle MARIUS NESET (1985–) m World premiere ST. J Ø RG E N K IRK E L E PRA MU SE E T DAT E / T IME Short concerts Wednesday 01 June and Thursday 02 June at 11:00–15:00 Preludium – arr. Lars Erik Gudim Saxophone IntermezzoJaguar with Marius Neset trio Old Poisson XL Marius Neset – solo Thursday 02 June at 19:00 CHRISTIAN ELSÄSSER (1983–) DU RAT ION Above All – solo Marius Neset MARIUS NESET (1985–) Commissioned work – title to be announcedVillage Underground – arr. Lars Erik Gudim In collaboration with Royal Norwegian Navy Band and Marius Neset. 1:10 OT H E R Admission free to daytime concerts with museum ticket T IC K E T Standard: 250 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount BT Fordel: 25 % discount 090 #FE STSPILLEN E16 Peter Sheppard Skærved The fascinating violinist plays for the forgotten and forlorn. Peter Sheppard Skærved is a true virtuoso, communicator and storyteller. With his violin at the ready, he surprises and enthrals, while introducing the instrument to a new audience. During the Bergen International Festival he makes use of St Jørgen’s Church, where he balances between Tartini’s meditative eighteenth century works and modern works by Helmut Lachenmann, Philip Glass and others. a lot of time alone here, improvising, absorbing my surroundings and the memories of those who lived and died here,’ he explains. The main concert is on Thursday evening, but you will encounter Peter Sheppard Skærved if you visit the Lepra museum on Wednesday or Thursday in the daytime. He is there to bring music to the awe-inspiring melancholic mood of the old hospital building. ‘The moment I walked into the chapel I knew I had to bring Tartini’s music here. I have spent W W W.F IB.N O 091