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London Sinfonietta 
														(Copyright © Kevin Leighton)
CRESCENDO:
London Sinfonietta

Nobody does contemporary repertoire quite like the London Sinfonietta.



Composers including Arvo Pärt, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Philip Glass, Iannis Xenakis, Kaija Saariaho, György Ligeti and Steve Reich have all written works for the ensemble. Together with Reich they also had a very successful performance at the 2015 Bergen International Festival.



At this concert the London Sinfonietta perform Kaija Saariaho's violin concerto Graal Théâtre. The Finnish composer is the 2017 Festival Composer and Artist in Residence, and her music will be performed at a number of events. The violin concerto will be brought to life by new stage direction from Aleksi Barrière, who was commissioned especially for this concert. The soloist is Peter Herresthal, known for his intepretations of contemporary concertos with orchestras and ensembles worldwide.



The programme also includes a world premiere of a work written by Norwegian composer Eivind Buene. The work will be performed by young soloists Guro Kleven Hagen, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad and Kian Soltani, all of whom have become favourites among the Festival audience, together with the London Sinfonietta.



The concert is part of the Norwegian Society of Composers' centenary celebrations.



More works will be added to the concert programme.



"If I were the British Government I would declare the London Sinfonietta a National Treasure ... Long may they continue to make new music!"  – COMPOSER STEVE REICH



London Sinfonietta

Pierre-André Valade conductor



Peter Herresthal violin



Guro Kleven Hagen violin

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad viola

Kian Soltani cello



EIVIND BUENE (1973–)

Commissioned work

World premiere



KAIJA SAARIAHO (1952–)

Graal Théâtre



Interval



More works TBA.



Introduction at 18:55



Norwegian Society of Composers 1917–2017

In celebration of 100 years!


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Håkonshallen
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Full price400.00  
With Festival Card245.00  
Under 30 years150.00  
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Supported by Oticon Foundation, FINNO, the Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Fund and The Sibelius Society of Norway. Crescendo is a mentor programme for young classical musicians and is a joint venture between the Bergen International Festival, Barratt Due Institute of Music and Oslo Filharmonien. The project is supported by Trond Mohn, Bettina Ford Jebsen, Hans Peter Jebsen, The DNB Savings Bank Foundation, Dextra Musica and Talent Norge.
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