Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 11

O PE NING CE RE MO NY km EDVA R D G R I E G S P L AS S B ER G EN I N T ER N AT I ON AL FEST I VAL 2019 011 Opening Ceremony DATE /TI M E Wednesday 22 May at 12:30 D U R ATI O N 1:00 L A N G UAG E The performance will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. OT H E R Arrive early if you want to secure a seat. Free admission ​ elcome to the grand opening of the W 67th Bergen International Festival! The official opening ceremony will take place at Edvard Griegs plass (Edvard Grieg's Square), right outside Grieghallen, where ar- tistic performances, speeches and the Bergen song Utsigter fra Ulriken will mark the begin- ning of this year's Festival. The Bergen International Festival has com- missioned a new work by composer and mu- sician Martin Horntvedt for the occasion. The work will be performed by some of Norway’s most outstanding instrumentalists, together with musicians from the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bergen Boys Choir. Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway will at- tend the official opening of the Festival. His Majesty the King is the Festival's high protec- tor, as was both his father King Olav and his grandfather King Haakon. The opening ceremony is free and open to everyone. Welcome to the official start of 15 days of festivities, foundations and friction, and experiences which will linger in soul and body! Supported by Grieg Foundation and the Kavli Trust Sponsored by DNB and Equinor WWW.FI B.N O/EN 011