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Concert / Music
Grieg & Gubaidulina med BFO, Gidon Kremer & Ah Ruem Ahn

Signature works by Gubaidulina and Grieg: Offertorium and the A minor Concerto. When Offertorium was premiered in Vienna in 1981, Sofia Gubaidulina was...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Elisa Catozzi

A genre sweep for all the senses. Within a quarter of a century, the musical collective from Oslo has dipped into black metal, classical music, improvisations,...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Music
Copyright © Gilles Marie Zimmermann

A live version of the TV programme Hovedscenen with violinist Charlie Siem and presenter Arild Erikstad. Charlie Siem is an international classic violinist who...


Dramatised concert / Music
Copyright © Magnus Hastings

Orchestrated chaos with wild and exquisite music. The Australian postmodern diva and cabaret artist Meow Meow has hypnotized, inspired, and vowed theatres...


Contemporary circus
Paris de Nuit

Sink into the captivating shadows of the Parisian night. Starting up his contemporary circus company Recirquel in 2012, artistic director Bence Vági decided to...


Concert / Music / Opera
Joseph Calleja

Lyrical tenor with a voice from the golden age of opera. Joseph Calleja is often compared with such operatic icons as Caruso, Björling and Pavarotti. The...


Concert / Dance / Music
Copyright © Nicola Selby

A formidable international production exploring the alchemical synergy of sound, motion and imagery. Take an award-winning Danish choreographer (Kim...


Opera / Theatre
Copyright © Keith Pattison

A South African musical about a life of fleeing. Asad is a young Somalian refugee with a traumatic past, miraculously good luck, and a nose for business. After...


Theatre
Episode

This performance is in Swedish. Please see the Norwegian description for more information.


Dance
Carte Blanche: Soufflette

A musical journey through centuries. "In French slang, 'soufflette' means blowing the smoke from one person's mouth back into another's. This is an intimate...


Concert
Copyright © Priska Ketterer

A charismatic and uncompromising master pianist. Hungarian-born British pianist Sir András Schiff was first recognised as a genius long ago. A Norwegian...


Concert / Opera
Stene og Forsberg

'Darkness and sentimentality are musical qualities that have always appealed to me. Sibelius offers plenty,' says Norway's great mezzo-soprano. Randi Stene has...


Concert
Wheels within Wheels: Mouvance

Mouvance I–III is the culmination of a three-year artistic research project at the University of Bergen under the auspices of the Norwegian Artistic Research...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Antonio Armentano

Jazz quartet looking to the east. Undoubtedly, Trygve Seim could be said to have always looked to the east: from close collaboration with Finnish Jazz star...


Concert
Copyright © Paal Audestad/NMH

A landmark in modern music history with students and staff at the Norwegian Academy of Music. In the period 1974–1976 Steve Reich (1936–) wrote one of his...


Concert
Marius Neset

Futurist jazz with tubular bells and cello. The unexpected is an important feature for saxophonist-composer Marius Neset. His music is inspired by...


Concert
Nordic Voices

World premieres on extraordinary popes and a Greek mystery cult. A dead pope in the dock, a pope who gave birth during a church procession and the Vatican's...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Marios Taramides

Francis of Assisi's song in praise of creation. Festival composer Sofia Gubaidulina has used words by Francis of Assisi on several occasions. His Canticle of...


Concert / Music
Bergen Domkor m Andreas Brantelid  low res

Sing along with Bergen Cathedral Choir at the Sunday service Of Schubert's masses no. 2 in G major is probably the most popular. It is a Missa Brevis (Latin...

Domkirken

Sunday 03 June 2018
kl 11:00–12:30



Concert / Music
Copyright © Nienke Schutte

Informal concerts with a low threshold and a high standard. The students at the Grieg Academy invite you to enjoy great musical experiences during daytime. The...

Johanneskirken

Tuesday 29 May 2018
kl 12:00–13:00



Concert / Music
Alice Di Piazza & Ivan Monighetti

Grieg and music from the Soviet era – with the Italian-Russian duo Alice Di Piazza & Ivan Monighetti. She was considered a child prodigy on the piano, Sofia...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Decca/Marco Borggreve

'What happens when talented Norwegian string players perform with international stars? A musical meeting of equals.' Thus began a Norwegian daily paper's rave...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Colin Bell

A double concert with Norway's trumpet queen. Tine Thing Helseth has a CV to take most people's breath away. Only 30 years old, she has a gold album, has won...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Colin Bell

A double concert with Norway's trumpet queen. Tine Thing Helseth has a CV to take most people's breath away. Only 30 years old, she has a gold album, has won...


Concert / Music
Leif Ove Andsnes & Andreas Brantelid med venner

A double concert with young and established artists. The New York Times has called Leif Ove Andsnes 'a pianist of magisterial elegance, power and insight'....


Concert / Music
Leif Ove Andsnes & Andreas Brantelid med venner

A double concert with young and established artists. The New York Times has called Leif Ove Andsnes 'a pianist of magisterial elegance, power and insight'....


Concert / Music
Copyright © Marco Borggreve

Trumpet and percussion virtuosos. There is not much established repertoire for the combination of percussion and trumpet. However, that is no problem for Håkan...


Concert / Music
Ellen Nisbeth & Gunnar Flagstad: To a Nordic Princess

Scandinavian love in Grieg's home. 9 August 1928 pianist and composer Percy Grainger played for a full house in Hollywood Bowl. At the end of the concert he...


Concert / Music
Ingrid Andsnes

Grieg, Ravel and Chopin with pianist Christian Grøvlen. Unfortunately, pianist Ingrid Andsnes has had to cancel her appearance at this concert due to health...


Concert / Music
Catharina Chen & Jie Zhang

Virtuoso and beautiful in an atmospheric Sunday concert. If we are to believe the critics, Catharina Chen and Jie Zhang are virtuosos with practically no...


Concert / Music
Ragnhild Hemsing & Tor Espen Aspaas

From the heart of European art music to national roots. The Strad praises Ragnhild Hemsing for the emotional depth of her playing, and BBC Music Magazine is...


Concert / Music
Eldbjørg Hemsing & Anna Fedorova

Musical fireworks. Eldbjørg Hemsing made her solo debut with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 11. This spring she launches her first solo album,...


Dance / Family/children / Other events
Familiedag på Siljustøl

Enchanting Sunday close to nature in Sæverud's own paradise. The great family day at Harald Sæverud's property is a valued and popular tradition. "Nature is my...

Siljustøl

Sunday 27 May 2018
kl 12:00–16:00



Concert / Music
Copyright © Henning Gulli/NRK

Cellist Birgitta Elisa Oftestad won the Virtuos 2018 competition show on NRK, the Norwegian state broadcaster. This concert is part of the prize. Birgitta...


Concert / Music
Marina Kan Selvik

Festival debut for this Norwegian-Russian pianist Marina Kan Selvik was seven years old the first time she appeared as a soloist with a symphony orchestra. Now...


Exhibition
Copyright © Torbjørn Rødland

Torbjørn Rødland's photographs combine mythology, popular culture and reality. For over 15 years Torbjørn Rødland has been developing a singular...

Bergen Kunsthall

Monday–Sunday 24 May 2018–12 August 2018
kl 11:00–17:00



Concert / Music
Grieghallen

Informal concerts with a low threshold and a high standard. The students at the Grieg Academy invite you to enjoy great musical experiences during daytime. The...

Grieghallens foajé

Thursday 24 May 2018
kl 12:00–13:00


Thursday 24 May 2018
kl 15:00–16:00


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Theatre
Andvake

A spellbinding literary work becomes theatre.  In 2015 Jon Fosse was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for his trilogy Andvake (Sleepless) – Olavs...


Concert / Music / Other events
Copyright © Thor Brødreskift

The Bergen International Festival a meeting place for artists of many genres. Each day you will meet some of them on the small stage at Torgallmenningen.

Torgallmenningen

Monday–Sunday 24 May 2018–05 June 2018
kl 16:15–16:30



Entertainment / Music / Other events
Copyright © Thor Brødreskift

Live radio from Bergen's main quare, Torgallmenningen. The Bergen Student Radio – Studentradioen i Bergen (SRIB) – will broadcast the festival mood from their...

Torgallmenningen

Monday–Sunday 24 May 2018–03 June 2018
kl 11:00–13:00



Concert / Film / Music / Theatre
Copyright © Marina Vidor

Enter into the orchestra and the performance! Bergen International Festival invites you to two virtual art experiences in the lobby in Grieghallen – and it is...

Grieghallens foajé

Monday–Sunday 24 May 2018–01 June 2018
kl 11:00–16:00


Monday–Wednesday, Sunday 03 June 2018–06 June 2018
kl 11:00–16:00



Theatre
Copyright © Karsten Piper

A private performance about sex work. – I challenge you to tell the difference between a naked prostitute and any other naked woman. With these words, Danish...


Debate
Copyright © Tor Stenersen

This event is in Norwegian without surtitles. Please see the Norwegian description for more information.

Lille Ole Bull Scene

Friday, Saturday 25 May 2018–26 May 2018
kl 19:00


Saturday 25 May 2018–26 May 2018
kl 14:00



Family/children / Other events
Den store reisen

The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the world. The Great Journey is an expedition in mini format. Together with your fellow passengers you...


Family/children / Theatre
Garage

Two men, a chicken, and a great many machines. In a messy workshop, there are two mechanics in dirty overalls. With immense fascination and passion for...


Theatre
Panini-BoysRoom av Vinge/Müller

A theatrical installation and four performances. The theatre company Vinge/Müller sets up their own construction at Sentralbadet, staging a cross between an...


Concert
Wheels within Wheels: Mouvance

Mouvance I–III is the culmination of a three-year artistic research project at the University of Bergen under the auspices of the Norwegian Artistic Research...


Concert / Music
CRESCENDO Piazzolla med Sonoko Miriam Welde & Kremerata Baltica

The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires. Violinist Sonoko Miriam Welde and string ensemble Kremerata Baltica appear in Knarvik Church with an exciting musical...

Knarvik kyrkje

Sunday 27 May 2018
kl 13:00–14:10



Other events
The Trip

Look out for a fascinating and mysterious journey. One by one someone disappears into Tombs Creatius' decorated trailer. The Trip is an individual journey,...

Torgallmenningen

Sunday 27 May 2018
kl 11:00–13:00


Sunday 27 May 2018
kl 14:00–16:00


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Other events
Copyright © Laimonas Puisys

Please see the Norwegian description for details on this event.

Bergen sentrum

Sunday 27 May 2018
kl 13:00–17:00



Debate
ordskifte festspillene

This event is in Norwegian without surtitles. Please see the Norwegian description for more information.

Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek, Amalies hage

Monday 28 May 2018
kl 18:00–18:20



Debate / Food / Music
Lysverket bar (Foto Line Klein)_nordvegen

Traditional food with a twist by Lysverket. Einar Selvik, Ivar Bjørnson and Eivor meet chef Christopher Haatuft for an informal food talk in the restaurant,...


Debate
ordskifte festspillene

This event is in Norwegian without surtitles. Please see the Norwegian description for more information.

Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek, Amalies hage

Monday 28 May 2018
kl 17:00–18:00



Family/children / Other events / Theatre
Copyright © Marcel Panne

Artful street theatre that comes with a giggle guarantee Masterly juggling, physical comedy, unsynchronized dance steps, and an extraordinary way with the...

Torgallmenningen

Sunday 27 May 2018
kl 11:00–11:45


Sunday 27 May 2018
kl 14:00–14:45


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Dance / Family/children / Music
Copyright © Thor Brødreskift

Talented future artists on the stage all day. The Festival Youth Day is a free all-day event where Cultural School pupils from all over Hordaland get the...

Grieghallen, Peer Gynt-salen

Monday 28 May 2018
kl 10:00–14:00



Concert
Wheels within Wheels: Mouvance

Mouvance I–III is the culmination of a three-year artistic research project at the University of Bergen under the auspices of the Norwegian Artistic Research...

T-Michael, Christian Michelsens gate 1

Monday 28 May 2018 19:00–20:00
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Exhibition
Panini-BoysRoom av Vinge/Müller

A theatrical installation and four performances. The theatre company Vinge/Müller sets up their own construction at Sentralbadet, staging a cross between an...


Debate
Ordskifte standard

Film scholar Marc Siegel from Hildesheim/Berlin hosts a conversation with director Vegard Vinge and scenographer Ida Müller, who moves in to Sentralbadet...

Litteraturhuset, Auditoriet

Tuesday 29 May 2018
kl 17:00–18:00



Meeting
Hackaton

The challenge: Creating a platform for cultural activities in Bergen  Bergen is a city bursting with cultural initiatives, and Bergen municipality is now...

Festspillplassen

Monday 28 May 2018–29 May 2018
kl 09:00


Tuesday 28 May 2018–29 May 2018–18:00


Debate
Copyright © Elisa Catozzi

This event is in Norwegian without surtitles. Please see the Norwegian description for more information.

KODE 1, Festsalen

Tuesday 29 May 2018
kl 14:00–15:00



Concert / Music
Eivør

The strong, delicate voice from the Faroe Islands that finds music everywhere. The vocalist, instrumentalist, and composer from the majestic islands possesses...


Concert / Dance / Family/children / Music / Theatre
de unges festspill foto thor brodreskift_78_preview

Festival performance with selected young talents. In this evening performance in the Peer Gynt Hall in Grieghallen you will see and listen to artists who...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Music
Queen of the Night Pauline Malefane

Cape Town ensemble creates an explosion of joy of Mozart's Magic Flute. At this Festival concert, The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's...


Concert / Music
Eldbjørg Hemsing & Ragnhild Hemsing

The violin playing sisters from Valdres are deeply rooted in Norwegian folk music, one of Edvard Grieg's most significant sources of inspiration, and their...


Family/children / Other events
Spill & spetakkel

Come and play! The playground at Festspillplassen will be filled with interactive artworks, games, and brain teasers for all ages. Catalonian street art...

Festspillplassen, Tullemutten

Monday–Sunday 30 May 2018–05 June 2018
kl 11:00–17:00



Concert / Music
Copyright © Montag studio

Thomas Valeur takes you on a tour of the guitar world, starting with Edvard Grieg and moving on to Spain, Latin America, and Scotland. He trained as a...


Family/children / Other events
Eldbjørg Hemsing & Ragnhild Hemsing

Three days packed with music, dance, theatre, boxcar races, boating activities, veteran cars, guided tours, markets, museums, games and other activities near...

Laksevågparken

Friday 01 June 2018
kl 11:30–14:00


Saturday 02 June 2018
kl 17:30–21:00


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Concert / Music / Other events
skodvin_nordvegen_2017

A musical journey from past to present. Norwegian composers Einar Selvik and Ivar Bjørnson created a work solidly rooted in our Norse past for last year's...


Concert / Music / Theatre
White Nigger # Black Madonna

'God is white, but God is dead. The future is BLACK.' The white woman lives her white life. (It is safe, it is good, it is boring). The white woman no longer...


Concert
Copyright © Paal Audestad/NMH

A landmark in modern music history with students and staff at the Norwegian Academy of Music. In the period 1974–1976 Steve Reich (1936–) wrote one of his...

Bergen Train Station

Friday 01 June 2018
kl 11:30–12:30


Friday 01 June 2018
kl 14:30–15:30



Debate
ordskifte festspillene

This event is in Norwegian without surtitles. Please see the Norwegian description for more information.

Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek (Bergen Public Library), Musikkavdelingen

Friday 01 June 2018
kl 15:00–16:00



Debate
Ordskifte standard

This event is in Norwegian without surtitles. Please see the Norwegian description for more information.

Litteraturhuset, Auditoriet

Saturday 02 June 2018
kl 15:00–16:00



Concert / Music / Other events
skodvin_nordvegen_2017

A musical journey from past to present. Norwegian composers Einar Selvik and Ivar Bjørnson created a work solidly rooted in our Norse past for last year's...


Family/children / Music / Theatre
Violoncelle_960x720

A touching presentation of the emotional life of foam rubber. Two foam rubber figures meet by a red ball. They fall in love, builds a home, and have cute foam...


Concert / Dance / Music
Jazz'n Rhythm

Jazz and flamenco in golden fusion. Award winning flamenco dancer and choreographer Selene Muñoz completely charmed the people in Os when she last visited the...


Contemporary circus / Family/children / Other events
UduL

Mime, comedy, music, and acrobatics UduL is an entertaining performance about the art and non-art of body language. In this performance, the Catalonian company...


Concert / Family/children / Music
Copyright © Haslien fotografene

Treasure jazz for toddlers. Big eyes. Small fingers. Sharp ears. A whole new world of completely new sounds. Kling Klang is a musical experience for the senses...


Theatre
Babettes gjestebud

Join us at the table! With Karen Blixen's famous story «Babette's Feast» in hand, we invite the audience to a celebration meal at Lystgården in Landås. While...


Family/children / Other events
Copyright © Ricardo Reis

A masked journey between worlds. In a dimension between the living and the dead, a space between purgatory and limbo, begins a journey through an imaginary...

Bergen sentrum

Saturday, Sunday 02 June 2018–03 June 2018
kl 13:00–13:50



Theatre
Copyright © Karsten Piper

A private performance about sex work. – I challenge you to tell the difference between a naked prostitute and any other naked woman. With these words, Danish...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Lluis Calm Vidal

A duo packing a punch becomes a trio in a mentoring encounter. Bjørn-Christian Svarstad from Trondheim and Kristoffer Almås from Mosjøen met as students at the...


Concert / Music
Mesterklasser på Rekstensamlingene - foto thor brodreskift_2_preview

with Leif Ove Andsnes, Marianna Shirinyan & Håvard Gimse Experience the pianists Leif Ove Andsnes, Marianna Shirinyan and Håvard Gimse at work with eight...

Rekstensamlingene

Sunday 03 June 2018
kl 12:00–17:45


Monday 04 June 2018
kl 10:00–13:00


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Theatre
Romeo og Julie

This performance is in Norwegian without surtitles. Please see the Norwegian description for more information.


Concert / Music
Mesterklasser på Rekstensamlingene - foto thor brodreskift_2_preview

During five days of master classes, the piano students will have honed their technique, working with and receiving guidance from Leif Ove Andsnes, Marianna...




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