Here are a few soundclips from Concerto Grosso, premiered June 2nd in Grieghallen.

 

Conc_1.mp3
Conc_3.mp3
Conc_4.mp3
Conc_6.mp3

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The Dextra Musica fund has invested in valuable string instruments and donated them to outstanding Norwegian musicians.  22 of these guys on the same stage created a thrilling sound.

See picture:
Far left:
Vertavo string quartet. Far right: Oslo string quartet.
Back row, violins:
Henning Kraggerud, Guro Kleven Hagen, Atle Sponberg, Ragnhild Hemsing, Anders Nilsson, Eldbjørg Hemsing, Stephan Barratt-Due, Elise Båtnes.
Front row, celli:
Øystein Birkeland, Ernst Simon Glaser, Ole Eirik Ree, Sandra Lied Haga, Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen.  Bass: Dan Styffe
Conductor:
Rolf Gupta

The event was both connected to an instrument exhibition and to a celebration of legendary violinist Ole Bull 200 years. Many agendas to satisfy, maybe a lengthy concert desperately crying for a curator... none the less, full house and ovations.

Review: Mye stryk og lite regi (Bergens Tidende)