Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 48

048 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2019 FOU N DAT I ON S Welcome to the Composer Homes Great acoustics for small formats. The Festival is fortunate to be able to stage a number of concerts in the homes of Norwegian composers Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull and Harald Sæverud. The concerts on the historic properties of these three composers traditionally celebrate Norwegian music, old and new. Troldhaugen was the home of Nina and Edvard Grieg, and the couple lived there for 22 years from 1885. The four concerts in Grieg’s Villa take place in their living room, giving the Festival audi- ence the chance see world-class performances up-close. The magnificent concert hall Troldsalen, situated right next to the Villa, is well known for its excellent acoustics, especially suited for chamber music. Nine concerts will take place here. Ole Bull’s summer house on Lysøen was con- structed in 1872–73 and is quite unique in Norwegian architectural history. Lysøen Museum consists of Ole Bull’s villa, a 17th century farm settlement and the seven square kilometer island itself. With its onion domes and exotic 048 ornamentals both exteriorly and inside the high ceiling of the music hall – all carved out of Norwegian pine – the villa emerges like a dream of a blue fairytale castle. Eight concerts will take place here during the festival. Siljustøl – the home of Harald Sæverud (1897- 1992), played an important role in the composer’s musical production. The piano in Sæverud’s study and his personal belongings are placed as he left it when he passed away. The property was officially opened as a museum in 1997 and offers a large and beautiful outdoor area, perfect for family activities. The concerts are curated by professor and violinist Peter Herresthal and festival director Anders Beyer. Read more about the Composer Homes at Transport is included in the ticket. For more information see page 14. Supported by The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica and Anders Sveaas’ Charitable Foundation #FE STSPILLEN E19