Two quartets meet in late Romantic chamber music.
The string quartet Opus13 takes its name from Mendelssohn’s popular String Quartet no. 2, opus 13, as it was the first piece they played together after forming in 2014. In 2017 they make their international debut, with concerts in France and Denmark. The young ensemble met through studies at the Barratt Due Institute of Music, one of the three partners behind the mentoring programme Crescendo.
Not long after their debut, Opus 13 were invited to play alongside the Vertavo String Quartet in Oslo, on the occasion of the Vertavo’s 30th anniversary.
This evening in Troldsalen the two quartets meet again on stage. Svendsen’s String Octet draws on traditional folk tunes, while Mendelssohn’s work is influenced by Beethoven's late quartets.
Vertavo String Quartet
Øyvor Volle violin
Annabelle Meare violin
Berit Cardas viola
Bjørg Lewis cello
Sonoko Miriam Welde violin
Edvard Erdal violin
Michael Grolid viola
Frida Tharaldsen Skaftun cello
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)
String Quartet no. 2 in A minor, op. 13
JOHAN SVENDSENS (1840–1911)
String Octet, op. 3
Norwegian Society of Composers 1917–2017
In celebration of 100 years!
The Vertavo Quartet also gives a concert in Troldsalen at 16:00 the same day.
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 is included:
Departure from Strandkaien (Tourist information/Food Hall) at 17:00
Return from Troldhaugen at 19:30
Read more about Crescendo and see all Crescendo concerts at this year's Festival here.