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1B1 Ensemble

Grieg and Saariaho meet the effervescent string ensemble 1B1.

For the string players in the Stavanger-based ensemble 1B1, the love of playing and passion for music always come first. Since the ensemble's inception in 2008 they have won a Spelemannspris (the Norwegian Grammy Award), entered the international music scene, and performed with great artists and composers including Arvo Pärt, Benjamin Schmid, Steve Reich and Lars Anders Tomter.

Artistic director and founder Jan Bjøranger claims that the ensemble works and thinks more like a rock band. The members play from memory, and communication and artistic expression trump perfectionism every time. This approach is audible: the ensemble has developed a tight, vibrant sound with a strong rhythmic drive.

In the 2017 Bergen International Festival you can experience 1B1 in a variety of venues. This concert includes their rendering of Kaija Saariaho's Terra Memoria and Edvard Grieg's Holberg Suite, the theme of their recording Holberg Variations, for which they received the 2014 Spelemannspris.

'This is how music should be performed and experienced today.' – cellist Clemens Hagen



1B1 Ensemble

Jan Bjøranger conductor



EDVARD GRIEG (1843–1907)

Two melodies, op. 53

1. Norwegian

2. The first meeting



KAIJA SAARIAHO (1952–)

Terra Memoria (string orchestra version)



EDVARD GRIEG (1843–1907)

Holberg Suite, op. 40



Norwegian Society of Composers 1917–2017

In celebration of 100 years!



The restaurant Spisestedet Troldhaugen offers a light meal in the space between many of the concerts in Troldsalen. The meal must be ordered in advance. Read more and order here.



Return transport included:

CONCERT at 18:00

Departure from Strandkaien (Tourist information/Food Hall) at 17:00;

Return from Troldhaugen at 19:30




VENUE
Troldhaugen, Troldsalen
DATE/TIME
FARES
Full price350.00  
With Festival Card245.00  
Under 30 years150.00  
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Supported by The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica, Anders Sveaas' Charitable Foundation, FINNO, The Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Fund and The Sibelius Society of Norway.  Sponsored by Statoil Heroes of tomorrow.
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