Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 43

FO UNDATIO NS m H Å KONS H A L L E N DATE /TI M E Wednesday 29 May at 19:30 B ER G EN I N T ER N AT I ON AL FEST I VAL 2019 Grieg Trio ‘Ernest Bloch’s Three Nocturnes from 1924 may be regarded as short musical fairy tales, with melodic material inspired by Jewish folk music. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio is a strikingly mature and personal work to have been composed by a 17-year-old student. Amongst its dreams, hopes and faith in the future, there are already hints of the mature composer’s musical signature,’ Anvik asserts. D U R ATI O N 1:45 including interval TICKET Standard: 430/460 Senior: 387/414 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 344/368 BT Fordel: 322/345 04 3 ​ ffervescent, dramatic and E grandiose. Romantic, mystical and restlessly energetic. These are some of the adjectives Grieg Trio uses to describe its concert programme. The trio has a remarkable ability to project moods, and the nerve, playfulness and precision in their playing has brought them glowing inter- national renown. The works they perform in Håkonshallen mean a lot to the ensemble. ‘Beethoven and Mendelssohn were the first composers we performed together at the start in 1987. The music of these two composers has followed us ever since, and has been an inexhaustable source of inspiration,’ says pia- nist Vebjørn Anvik. Grieg Trio Sølve Sigerland violin Ellen Flesjø cello Vebjørn Anvik piano LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827) Piano Trio No. 2 in G major, op. 1 ERNEST BLOCH (1880–1959) 3 Nocturnes DIMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975) Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, op. 8 FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847) Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, op. 66 As a contrast they have included early twenti- eth century music. WWW.FI B.N O/EN 04 3