Drop-in Concerts

Performance type: 
Music
Place: 
Grieghallen, Foajeen 2. etg
Duration: 
1 h 15 min

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    NOK 50

​50 years of music from the artists of tomorrow.

The Drop-in concerts have now been part of the Bergen International Festival programme for half a century. The concert series with students from the Grieg Academy is a dear tradition which provides an opportunity to get to know artists who will influence the Norwegian music scene in years to come.

During this year's Festival, the 50th anniversary will be celebrated for three consecutive days. The opening concert on Thursday 23 May will be led by pianist and former Grieg Academy student Sjur Hjeltnes, and here there will be verbal and musical greetings from near and far, highlights from this year's programme – and surprises! On the day 50 years after the very first concert – Friday 24 May – there will be a jubilee concert with a look back at the history with music and performers from the history of the Drop-in concerts. Participants include vocalist Berit Opheim, pianist sisters Signe Bakke and Turid Bakke Braut, composer Knut Vaage, and Sjur Hjeltnes, who is also the host. On Saturday 25 May, there will be a Drop-in marathon over five hours where today's Grieg Academy showcases its full range – with classical, jazz, folk music, and new compositions and projects.

After the jubilee weekend, the Drop-in concerts will return to their regular format, where students from the Grieg Academy will take the stage in 12 concerts from Monday 27 May to Wednesday 5 June.

Opening concert: Thursday 23 May, 14:00–15:15

The 50th anniversary celebration of the Drop-in concert series kicks off with musical and verbal greetings from near and far, highlights from this year’s programme – and surprises, an open café and an exhibition. The host is former Grieg Academy student, pianist and comedian Sjur Hjeltnes.

Anniversary concert: Friday 24 May, 14:00–15:15

50 years on the day after the very first Drop-in concert, this programme will highlight the concert series’ history. Works, genres and performers who in different ways represent the Drop-in series’ history take the stage: Alumni who have become teachers and/or made their mark as performers, with a wide range of musical expressions – from classical, early music and folk singing to new compositions.

Drop-in marathon: Saturday 25 May, 14:00–19:00

The 50th anniversary weekend is completed by this marathon program of five hours (with intermissions) with all aspects of the Grieg Academy’s activities and study programmes: Classical music, jazz, folk music, composition, young talents, music therapy, musicology and exciting new research projects. The café is open, and there will be an exhibition. Come and go as you please – welcome.

Monday 27 May, 12:00 - Programme details

Una Kristin Sagatun Kristjansdottir soprano
Signe Bakke piano

RICHARD STRAUSS (1864–1949)
Das Rosenband, op. 36 nr. 1
Rote Rosen, TrV 119

JEAN SIBELIUS (1856–1957)
Demanten på marssön, op. 36 nr. 6
Flickan kom i från sin älsklings möte, op. 37 nr. 5

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Zeffiretti lusinghieri, from Idomeneo

GAETANO DONIZETTI  (1797–1848)
Prendi per me sei libero, from L'elisir d'amore

Una Kristin Sagatun Kristjansdottir soprano
Ingrid Reinan soprano
Szilard Simon Pal piano

LÉO DELIBES (1836–1891)
Duo des fleurs, from Lakmé

Maria Haukenes Malmedal soprano
Signe Bakke piano

GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL (1685–1759)
Where shall I fly, from Hercules

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Deh, per questo istante solo, fromLa clemenza di Tito

Maria Haukenes Malmedal soprano
Marina Matsuoka piano

EDVARD GRIEG (1843–1907)
Udfarten, op. 9 nr. 1

Maria Haukenes Malmedal soprano
Signe Bakke piano

RICHARD STRAUSS (1864–1949)
Nachtgang, op. 29, nr. 3

GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797–1848)
Ah! Parea che per incanto, from Anna Bolena

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Duration: 45 min

Monday 27 May, 15:00 - Programme details

Tora H. Theigmann flute
Tor Erik Seime Pettersen piano

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR (18441937)
Suite for flute and piano
1. Moderato
2. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
3. Romance. Andantino

HENRI DUTILLEUX (19162013)
Sonatine for flute and piano
1. Allegretto
2. Andante
3. Animé

Hedda Frøland oboe
Knut Christian Jansson piano

EUGÈNE BOZZA (1905–1991)
Fantasie pastorale, op. 37

Hedda Frøland oboe
Sara Baier Evensen viola
Knut Christian Jansson piano

AUGUST KLUGHARDT (1847–1902)
5 Schilflieder, op. 28
1. Langsam, träumerisch
2. Leidenschaftlich erregt
4. Feurig

Hedda Frøland oboe
Bernhard Sekkelsten violin
Inga Bialach violin
Sara Baier Evensen viola
Karina Medvetska cello

BERNARD CRUSELL (1775–1838)
Divertimento, op. 9

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Duration: 45 min

Thursday 30 May, 12:00 - Programme details

Jonathan Grech tuba 
Jarle Rotevatn piano

THOMAS STEVENS (1938–2018)
Variations in Olden Style

ARILD PLAU (1920–2005)
Konsert for tuba og strykere
1. Prologue
2. Canzone

Adrian Olsen piano

JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809)
Piano sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI 23
1. Allegro Moderato

Ricardo Odriozola violin
Jan Voparil violin

HARALD SÆVERUD (1897–1992)
20 små fiolinduetter, op. 32

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Duration: 45 min

Friday 31 May, 12:00 - Programme details

Ingrid Reinan soprano
Signe Bakke piano

RICHARD STRAUSS (1864–1949)
Ich wollt ein Straüsslein binden, from Brentano Lieder, op.68
Begegnung

LOUIS BEYDTS (1895–1953)
Chansons pour les oiseaux
1. La colombe poignardée
3. L’oiseau bleu

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln, from Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Ingrid Reinan soprano
Una Kristin Sagatun Kristjansdottir soprano
Szilard Simon Pal piano

LÉO DELIBES (1836–1891)
Duo des fleurs, from Lakmé

Ingrid Reinan soprano
Signe Bakke piano

JOHANN STRAUSS (1825–1899)
Frühlingsstimmen, op.410

Julie Berg soprano
Signe Bakke piano

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)
Johnny, from Cabaret songs

OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908-1992)
Pourquoi, from Trois Mèlodies

PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963)
Traum, from 8 Lieder, op. 18

Julie Berg soprano
Marina Matsuoka piano

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862–1918)
Le chêvelure, from Trois chansons de Bilitis

EDVARD GRIEG (1843–1907)
Fire romanser, op. 15
1. Margretes Vuggesang
2. Kjærlighet

Julie Berg soprano
Signe Bakke piano

FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY (1809–1847)
Meine Seele dürstet nach Gott, from Psalm 42

JULES MASSENET (1842–1912)
Air des Lettres, from Werther

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Duration: 45 min

Friday 31 May, 15:00 - Programme details

Emilie Victoria Hughes violin
Tore Eide Bordal piano 

EDVARD GRIEG (1843–1907)
Sonata for violin and piano no 3 in C minor,op. 45
1. Allegro molto ed appassionato

Emilie Victoria Hughes violin
Heidi Lyngholm violin

CHARLES-AUGUSTE DE BÉRIOT (1802–1870)
Duo Concertante nr. 3, op. 57
3. Allegretto

Alf Marius Kjærås guitar

NAPOLÉON COSTE (1805–1883)
Le Départ, Fantaisie Dramatique, op. 31

Sofie Haukland Weist piano

SERGEJ RACHMANINOFF (18731943)
Prelude in D major, op. 23 no.4
Prelude in G major, op. 32 no.5

Adrianna Arapinowicz cello

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
Cello suite no. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
1. Prelude
2. Allemande
3. Courante
4. Sarabande
5. Menuet I / II
6. Gigue

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Duration: 45 min

Saturday 1 June, 12:00 - Programme details

Griegakademiets Unge Talenter (GUT)
Grieg Academy Young Talents

 

Lene Marie Hofstätter clarinet
Knut-Christian Jansson accompanist

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Clarinet concerto in A major, K.622
1. Allegro

Tristan Brandanger clarinet
Knut-Christian Jansson accompanist

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Clarinet concerto in A major, K.622
3. Rondo: Allegro

Luca-Kristina Solheim piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Zwei Rhapsodien, op. 79
1. Agitato

Åse Johanne Saggau-Holm saxophone
Luca-Kristina Solheim piano

EUGENE BOZZA (1905–1991)
Aria

Kristoffer Steinsvåg piano

FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810–1849)
Etudes op. 25
Nr. 12 in c minor

Marit M. Lied violin
Kristoffer Steinsvåg piano

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Violin sonata no. 8 in G major,op. 30
1. Allegro assai

Balder Holmedal piano

SERGEJ PROKOFIEV (1891–1953)
Piano sonata no. 1 in f minor,op. 1

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Duration: 45 min

Saturday 1 June, 15:00 - Programme details

Griegakademiets Unge Talenter (GUT)
Grieg Academy Young Talents

 

Sophie Helena Celius clarinet
Balder Holmedal piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
Sonata for clarinet and piano no. 2 in E flat major, op. 120
1. Allegro amabile

Polina Zhuzha piano

VIKTOR KOSENKO  (1896–1938)
2 Poèmes-Legends, op.12
1. Con affilizione

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
Piano sonata no 2 in f major, K189
1. Allegro assai

Daniil Letiagin snare drum

IVAN TREVINO (1983–)
Spur

Liva Åsnes Skjerdal jazz vocals
Joel Sørlie Bardsley jazz piano
David Christopher Vågenes keyboard
Hanna Elisabeth Zieritz electric guitar
Sondre Scheffler bass
Linnea Kierulf drum kit

Programme to be announced from stage

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Duration: 45 min

Sunday 2 June, 12:00

Oddhild Louise Nyberg violin
Julia Palmer viola

Bjarne Brustad: Four capricci

Bernhard Sekkelsten violin
Sofie Haukland Weist piano
Karina Medvetska cello

Joseph Haydn: Piano trio no. 36

Bergen Young Chamber Orcestra (BUKO)

Edvard Grieg: Holberg Suite

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A more detailed programme will be added.

Duration: 45 min

Monday 3 June, 12:00

Katrine Lislevand Pavljuk piano
Vilde Linnea Schøyen Lervik oboe

Works by Robert Schumann, Francis Poulenc

Kari Knudsen violin

Works by Johan Svendsen, Bjarne Brustad

Johannes Byrkjeland bassoon
Ricardo Odriozola, Sergio Llorente violin
Julia Palmer viola
Johanna Saaek cello

Johannes Byrkjeland: Romanse nr. 5

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A more detailed programme will be added.

Duration: 45 min

Tuesday 4 June, 12:00

Emilie Hughes violin
Martha Berit Belt piano

Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clara Schumann

Sebastian Goerpel viola
TBA piano

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Bela Bartok

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A more detailed programme will be added.

Duration: 45 min

Tuesday 4 June, 15:00

Szilard Simon Pal piano

Works byFrédéric Chopin, Franz Schubert, Aleksandr Skrjabin

Hedda Frøland oboe
Vera Faye Villadsen flute
Vilde Abell Vik french horn
Pavel Girunian clarinet
Ruben Sola Flagstad bassoon
Anders Mulder bass clarinet

Leoš Janáček: Mladi

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A more detailed programme will be added.

Duration: 45 min

Wednesday 5 June, 12:00

Vilde Linnea Schøyen Lervik oboe
Adrià Torres Amorós clarinet
Jonas Berg Blomseth saxophone
Błażej Wasiak bass clarinet
Ruben Sola Flagstad bassoon

Works by José María Sánchez-Verdú, Jonas Berg Blomseth

Theodor Odland piano

Maurice Ravel: Sonatine

Elise Thorgersen Varne soprano
Knut Chr. Jansson piano

Songs by Richard Strauss

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A more detailed programme will be added.

Duration: 45 min

Tickets

​Standard: 50

Five optional concerts: 150

Ticket bundles with five optional concerts can be purchased in the ticket booth at Torgallmenningen from Monday 20 May, or at the entrance before each Drop-in concert.

​In connection with the anniversary there will be longer concerts Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May. Saturday 25 May there will be held concerts from 14:00–19:00 with breaks inbetween. All concerts have the same ticket price.

In collaboration with

​The Grieg Academy – Department of Music, University of Bergen

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Photo: Thor Brødreskift​