Pop and Classical with no dividing wall.
In her latest project the Swedish mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter joins forces with the ground-breaking string quartet Brooklyn Rider – an album with music by iconic artists from both classical and pop music. In this second of two concerts in Troldsalen you can listen to Björk's Cover Me and Hunter, and songs by Elvis Costello and Kate Bush.
'So Many Things … so much fascinating and wonderful music out there to discover, to perform and to record. This disc is about music from our days: 1990s to 2015. I am bringing two worlds together on So Many Things. In fact I don't see them as two worlds at all, but just plain old good, interesting, attractive music that moves and inspires me,' says Anne Sofie von Otter.
The Grammy-winning mezzo has previously demonstrated her great talent for juggling genres, as she did in collaborating with Elvis Costello and again two years ago in her Bergen International Festival performance of French chansons.
American Brooklyn Rider perform with the energy level of young rock stars and have been dubbed 'the future of chamber music'. The quartet celebrated its tenth anniversary last season with fifteen commissioned works, and consistently receives equally enthusiastic reviews from all quarters – classical, world music and rock.
Johnny Gandelsman violin
Colin Jacobsen violin
Nicholas Cords viola
Michael Nicolas cello
Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo soprano
Beloved, do not let me be discouraged
Cover me, arr. Erik Arvinder
Hunter, arr. Vince Mendoza
Heimlaus (Homeless) and Rekveen (Rekve's Tune), arranged Norwegian trad.
Speak darkly my angel, written for Anne Sofie von Otter, arr. Rob Mathes
Pi, arr. Kyle Sanna
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:
Departure from Strandkaien (Tourist information/Food Hall) at 17:00; Return from Troldhaugen at 19:30