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02 8 m B ERGEN D O M KI RKE DAT E/ T I M E Tuesday 04 June at 19:00 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2019 FR I CT I ON Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta DU RAT IO N 1:00 TIC KET Standard: 320 Senior: 288 Under 30: 190 ​ he world’s most northern orchestral T institution performs contemporary music of the highest order. FiB Fordel: 256 BT Fordel: 240 The Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra performs in a variety of ensembles ranging from cham- ber groups to full symphony orchestra. The Bergen International Festival welcomes them as a sinfonietta to perform music by Festival Composer Unsuk Chin and the acclaimed Nor- wegian composer-author Eivind Buene. In Unsuk Chin’s Double Bind?, performed by Peter Herresthal (violin), the composer focu- ses on the ‘playful jumble’ that she finds in the limits between the ‘real’ and the ‘artificial’, between acoustic instruments and electro- nics. Her third work in the concert, based on the books The Neverending Story by Michael Ende and Lewis Carroll’s Through the Loo- king-Glass, expresses the emotions described in the stories, ranging from bright to grotes- que. The soprano soloist is American Sara Herschkowitz, a daring, charming artist with a flexible, beautiful voice and huge presence. The Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra was nomi- nated for the Spellemann award (the Norwegi- an Grammy) in 2018 for its recording of Eivind Buene’s Violin Concerto. In Bergen the work will be performed in a new version for violin solo and full sinfonietta, with Peter Herresthal as the soloist. Conducting the Arctic Philharmonic is its American artistic director, Tim Weiss. Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta Tim Weiss conductor Sara Hershkowitz soprano Peter Herresthal violin UNSUK CHIN (1961–) Double Bind? for Solo Violin + Electronics Akrostichon-Wortspiel (Acrostic Wordplay) : seven scenes from fairy tales for Soprano and Ensemble EIVIND BUENE (1973–) Violin Concerto for Solo Violin and full Sinfonietta In collaboration with Arctic Philharmonic ​ 02 8 #FE STSPILLEN E19