Bergen Philharmonic’s Wintermezzo is a free ‘streaming festival’ which continues until 12 February

Wintermezzo is a free ‘streaming festival’ which began on 19 January and includes both pre-recorded concerts and live streams, featuring Chief Conductor Edward Gardner and guest conductors as well as top Norwegian and international soloists including a residency by pianist Víkingur Ólafsson.

Once streamed the concerts will remain available on demand until 12 February on the orchestra’s streaming platform (click here).

Artists: Lise Davidsen |Vilde Frang |Víkingur Ólafsson |Leif Ove Andsnes |Tine Thing Helseth | Ragnhild Hemsing | Sandra Lied Haga |Adam Walker | Nicolas Hodges |Edward Gardner | Pablo Heras-Casado | Jan Willem de Vriend | Juanjo Mena | Tabita Berglund | Edvard Grieg Kor| Per Hannevold | Ilze Klava | Christian Stene | Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Music by: Beethoven | Mozart | Bach | Schumann | Mendelssohn | Grieg | Halvorsen | Tveitt | Sibelius |Verdi | Hummel | Vaughan Williams | Brahms | Strauss | Stravinsky | Bartók | Tsjaikovskij | Rakhmaninov | Sevåg | Penderecki | Vasks | Ligeti | Kurtág | Glass | Steen-Andersen | Nielsen

The season continues in February 2021 with the following events:

Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Melina Mandozzi, violin
Alexander Kagan, violin
Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen, cello

Bach: Violin Sonata No.5 in F minor
Brahms: Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor
Mozart: Larghetto and Allegro in E flat Major for two pianos
J S Bach/György Kurtág: Chorales, for two pianos, selection
Bartók: Violin Sonata No.1

Wednesday 3. February:
Edward Gardner, conductor
Ilze Klava, viola
Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Pēteris Vasks: Viola Concerto (Norwegian Premiere)
Sibelius: Valse Triste ; Symphony No.3

Thursday 4. February:
Jan-Willem de Vriend, conductor and presenter
Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet
Mozart: Symphony No.32 in G Major ‘Paris’
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Trumpet Concerto
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.1 

Edward Gardner, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Ligeti: Melodien
Bartók: Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District; Divertimento for strings
Grieg: Melodie, Op.47, No.3; Piano Concerto in A minor
Stravinsky: Four Norwegian Moods

Tuesday 9. February:
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Christian Stene, clarinet
Sandra Lied Haga, cello
Ragnhild Hemsing, hardanger fiddle
Penderecki: Prelude for Solo Clarinet
Johan Halvorsen: Maskerade suite, selection
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme (original version)
Geirr Tveitt: ‘Three Fjords’, Concerto No.2 for Hardanger fiddle and Orchestra

Wednesday 10. February:
Stefan Kölsch
Leif Ove Andsnes
‘How does music change the brain, and why does music keep the brain young?’
Neuroscientist Professor Stefan Kölsch in conversation with Leif Ove Andsnes about music and the brain.

Thursday 11. February:
Edward Gardner, conductor
Nicolas Hodges, piano
Stefan Kölsch, introduction
‘What happens in our brain and our bodies when music surprises us’
Simon Steen-Andersen: Piano Concerto, for Piano, Sampler, Orchestra and Video (Norwegian premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No.7

Friday 12. February: LIVE STREAM
Edward Gardner, conductor
Adam Walker, flute
Sibelius: Tapiola
Nielsen: Flute Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No.4

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