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The Kavli Trust

The Kavli Trust

The Kavli Trust has supported the Bergen International Festival for a number of years, and in recent years the Kavli Trust has supported the festival’s outdoor programme: a variety of events that are free and open to everyone.

The Kavli Trust also continues its collaboration with Bergen Red Cross, Robin Hood House and many other organisations that make the festival accessible to people who, for various reasons, are not able to experience the programme at the regular festival venues.

Thanks to support from the Kavli Trust, festival concerts will be arranged in hospitals, nursing homes and senior centres around Bergen. In addition, the Festival's programme of tailored events will develop and expand to include audiences of all ages under the conceptual umbrella of Festival Collective.

Support from the Kavli Trust ensures that the festival can offer a free Opening Ceremony for the whole town to enjoy.

We would like to thank the Kavli Trust for their contribution and involvement in making festival experiences available to more people.

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB - Dextra Musica

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB is an independent foundation that works to increase interest in and understanding of art and culture, especially among children and youth. They achieve this by supporting projects that involve good communication and encourage participation.

Dextra Musica is a subsidiary of the Savings Bank Foundation DNB, and since 2006 it has purchased valuable string instruments that it lends to Norwegian musicians.

With support from The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica the 2017 Festival presents world class young, Norwegian musicians and prominent international artists in concerts in Troldsalen and in the composers' homes of Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull and Harald Sæverud at Troldhaugen, Lysøen and Siljustøl.

Funds and collaboration from The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica have in addition contributed to make possible the mentor programme Crescendo.

The Bergen International Festival would like to thank The DNB Savings Bank Foundation – Dextra Musica for their support.

The G C Rieber Funds

The GC Rieber Funds

The GC Rieber Funds support charitable social and cultural initiatives, mainly in Bergen. They also support research within medicine and other fields.

Among its many good cultural initiatives, the funds focus on providing support for young local talent, especially in music. This is done to ensure further development of a rich cultural scene in Bergen in the future.

The Funds are particularly engaged in supporting and developing projects aimed at vulnerable people in the community. Dignity in old age and in care for the elderly, for instance through music therapy, is one such area. At this year's Festival, support from the GC Rieber Funds has made it possible to bring the performance Patina to Bergen and to create a Dialogue event, Leve – Mestring – Bevegelse, for people living with dementia, their next of kin, dance therapy professionals and professionals working in care for the elderly.

The Bergen International Festival is grateful for the support from the GC Rieber Funds.

H. Westfal-Larsen og hustru Anna Westfal-Larsens Almennyttige fond

H. Westfal-Larsen og Hustru Anna Westfal-Larsens Almennyttige fond is a charitable foundation that aims to support the promotion of initiatives that benefit Bergen as a city and its cultural scene.

With support from the foundation, composers Einar Selvik and Ivar Bjørnson present a world premiere: Hugsjá. The Norse word hugsjá means to remember – literally ‘to see in the mind’. Focused on ideas, traditions and instruments from our Norse past, the work recounts Norwegian history while drawing lines to the present.

The Bergen International Festival thanks H. Westfal-Larsen og Hustru Anna Westfal-Larsens Almennyttige fond for their generous contribution.

Herman Friele

Herman Friele is a renowned businessman and politician with his heart in both Bergen and the festival, and who wishes to contribute to the further development of the festival.

Bergen International Festival and Bergen National Opera present Handel's great masterpiece, Messiah, as part of this year's Festival programme.

The Festival is grateful to Herman Friele who is supporting this production of one of the world's most performed and most valued works for choir. Messiah opens Wednesday 31st May at DNS and runs until June 3rd.

Fritt Ord

The Fritt Ord Foundation

The Fritt Ord Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation whose paramount objective is to protect and promote freedom of expression and its associated structure in Norway, particularly by encouraging lively debate and the dauntless use of the free word.

Support from the Fritt Ord Foundation ensures the continuation of Dialogues, a programme of debates, which reflect on and raise important tendencies and current issues based on the festival’s extensive programme.

The Bergen International Festival is grateful for The Fritt Ord Foundation’s support.

Anders Sveaas' Almennyttige Fond

Anders Sveaas' Almennyttige Fond

The purpose of Anders Sveaas' Almennyttige Fond (ASAF) is to contribute to charitable initiatives and initiatives that benefit the general public – for instance by supporting young Norwegian musicians through scholarships and loan of string instruments. ASAF owns a collection of string instruments that are primarily lended to up-and-coming Norwegian talent.

The Bergen International Festival invests in performers and audience alike, also in our classical programme. Through our concert series in composer’s homes, the festival furthers and renews the European salon concert tradition, and with support from ASAF we continue our increased focus on young musicians.

The Bergen International Festival is grateful for ASAF’s support for concerts with young performers in the homes of the great composers.



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