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Discovering Scandinavia's hidden colours

Fri 2 Jun & Tue 6 Jun 2017

Bergen | London


Programme to include
Eivind Buene New Work (2016) (UK premiere)
Kaija Saariaho Graal théâtre (1994)
Rolf Wallin New Work (2016) (UK premiere)

Once the preserve of melancholic films and bare tonal landscapes, in recent years Scandinavian artists have revealed another side to their vibrant heritage – one that is rich in life and colour. Part of Southbank Centre’s 2017 celebrations of Nordic culture, this concert showcases the best of contemporary music from Kaija Saariaho’s enigmatic violin concerto, which revels in the delicate interactions between violin and orchestra, to a new commission from Rolf Wallin – a composer whose fascination with nature and the human body manifests itself in shimmering harmonies and transparent orchestral textures.

Peter Herresthal violin
Guro Kleven Hagen violin
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad viola
Kian Soltani cello
Ida Nielsen electric bass
Pierre-André Valade conductor
London Sinfonietta

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, Guro Kleven Hagen and Kian Soltani are all part of Crescendo: the Norwegian-international mentorprogram in classical music.

Rolf Wallin's newly commissioned work is supported by The Norwegian Composers Fund.


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  • kr400 - kr150

    Venue: (view map)

    Håkon's Hall
    Bergenhus Festning

  • £15 (plus concessions and £5 16-25)

    Venue: (view map)

    St John's Smith Square
    Smith Square
    SW1P 3HA

    Box Office No:
    0207 960 4200