The Norwegian Naval Forces Band - Festival square

The Norwegian Naval Forces BandFestival square

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​35 min

​Brass ensemble with flair!

During the Bergen International Festival, the Festival square will burst into life. Here, like last year, the The Norwegian Naval Forces Band (SFMK) will deliver this year's first concert on to kickstart the event series on the free stage.

The professional orchestra has excelled in performing new music, with critically acclaimed albums, world premieres, and celebrated festival appearances on its resume. The 27 musicians perform concerts throughout the west coast of Norway as well as ceremonial duties for the Norwegian Armed Forces.

For the Festival square, SFMK comes with a brass ensemble, and composers including Pat Metheny and Joe Zawinul are featured in the programme. So come join us and sway, wave and dance along!

Photo: Thor Brødreskift


​The Norwegian Naval Forces Band will also perform in The Telavåg Tragedy in Håkonshallen on Thursday 30 May.

Recommended age



  • The Norwegian Naval Forces Band

Music by

  • Metheny 

  • Trovesi 

  • Ellis 

  • Zawinul 

  • Pankow 

  • Carmichael 

  • Youngblood Brass Band

  • Trad.


  • Pat Metheny (1954–), arr. Lars Erik Gudim
    Better Days Ahead

  • Gianluigi Trovesi (1944–)

  • Pee-Wee Ellis (1941–2021), arr. Richard Edwards
    The Chicken

  • Joe Zawinul (1932–2007) arr. Svein Henrik Giske
    Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

  • James Pankow (1947–) arr. Helge Sunde
    Skin Tight

  • Hoagy Carmichael (1891–1981) arr. John Iveson

  • Youngblood Brass Band arr. Frank Brodahl
    Ain't Nobody

  • Trad. Irish, collected by Jane Ross, arr. John Iveson
    Londonderry Air

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​Grieg Foundation

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