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The 2017 Bergen International Festival comes to an end after a fortnight of nearly 300 events featuring classical and contemporary music, dance, opera and visual arts.

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LIVE STREAM FROM 16:00 TUESDAY 30 MAY: As arts organisations around the world lose their sense of automatic legitimacy and are waking up to a reality where they have to build and reach new audiences, how can festivals react?


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In the course of a 30 year-long career, Kaija Saariaho has established herself as one of the most highly respected and performed composers of the world. She is this year's Festival Composer and Artist in Residence.


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We love what we know. Our familiar surroundings ground us, and give us comfort. It’s the same the world over. Directly opposite Norway, on the other side of the globe, lies New Zealand. In this new version, the text is interspersed with phrases from traditional Maori poems and proverbs, which echo the themes and feelings expressed in the original Bergensiana.


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Her Majesty the Queen's Festival Speech at the opening of the 65th Bergen International Festival 24 May 2017.


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German theatre company Familie Flöz has chosen the world’s oldest communication channel: the body.

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When she was a little girl, Kaija  Saariaho had so much music flowing from her pillow she had to ask her mother to turn it off so she could sleep.

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The 2017 Bergen International Festival invites you to explore a diverse programme filled to the brim with gifted ensembles and musicians.


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Opera director Kasper Holten and theatre director Alexander Mørk-Eidem are Anders Beyer's new artistic advisors.

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The classical programme of the 2017 Bergen International Festival is filled to the brim with Norwegian and international stars, ensembles and gifted young musicians.

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The 2017 Bergen International Festival will feature 25 classical concerts in the Troldsalen concert hall and the composers’ homes of KODE, with performances of works by Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull and Festival composer Kaija Saariaho. The concerts are supported by Sparebankstiftelsen DNB – Dextra Musica.

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The Bergen International Festival has announced its line-up of Festival Composers and Artists in Residence for the next three years: Finnish Kaija Saariaho in 2017, Russian Sofia Gubaidulina in 2018 and South Korean Unsuk Chin in 2019.​

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