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New to classical music? Read our Beginner´s Guide, and listen to some music samples to get an idea of what you can expect from each concert.
 

26th June
Tuesday (k1)

Opening Concert

Beginner´s Guide - We kick off with one of the greatest songs Mozart ever wrote, and end this concert with one of his most loved piano concertos. Plus wonderful songs by Grieg that many might have heard before. Total feel-good factor. And... a world premiere played by five energetic young Danes to create an exciting contrast. Click here for a taste of the music.

Sandefjord Church, 18:00 (duration: 90 mins)

W.A.MOZART / ´DIES BILDNiS IST BEZAUBERND SCHÖN´ (TAMINO´S ARIA FROM THE MAGIC FLUTE, k.620)
BROR MAGNUS TØDENES, TENOR
accompanied by festival ensemble

W.A.MOZART, ARR. TWO PIANOS BY E. GRIEG / PIANO SONATA IN C, K.545
PIERS LANEKATRINE GISLINGE, PIANOS

Edvard GRIEG / 6 SONGS TO TEXTS BY HENRIK IBSEN, OP.25
BROR MAGNUS TØDENES, TENOR  
PIERS LANE, PIANO

BENT SØRENSEN / DANCERS AND DISAPPEARANCE (WORLD PREMIERE)
DANISH STRING QUARTET
ANDREAS BORREGAARD, ACCORDEON

w.a.MOZART / PIANO CONCERTO NO.12 IN A, K.414 (version with string quartet) 
KATRINE GISLINGE, PIANO
DANISH STRING QUARTET

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26th June
Tuesday (k2)

A Jolly Good Time

Beginner´s Guide -  Featuring the mellow clarinet, the sonorous cello (some say the cello is the most beautful instrument because it´s closest to the human voice), and a young velvet baritone singer. A treasure chest of lush, melodious music that will lift you to another level of well-being. Click here for a taste of the music.

Sandefjord Church, 21:00 (duration: 85 mins)

NIELS GADE / FANTASY PIECES, op.43
SHARON KAM, CLARINET
katrine gislinge, PIANO

NIELS GADE / Martsfiolerne
Carl NIELSEN / Underlige Aftenlufte; 
Solnedgang
Franz Schubert / Was ist Sylvia; 
Du Bist die Ruh; die forelle
AKSEL RYKKVIN, BARITONE
PIERS LANE, PIANO

Robert SCHUMANN / ADAGIO & ALLEGRO, op.70
SANDRA LIED HAGA, CELLO
PIERS LANE, PIANO

W.A.MOZART / CLARINET QUINTET, k.581
SHARON KAM, CLARINET
DANISH STRING QUARTET

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27th June
Wednesday (k3)

Forever Modern

Beginner´s Guide - Seriously exciting stuff. Hold on to your seats for this one. Percussion and trumpet combined like you´ve never heard before. Finishing off with one of the most fascinating pieces ever written for string quartet. Click here for a taste of the music.

Sandefjord Church, 18:00 (duration: 85 mins)

TOBIAS BROSTRÖM / DREAM VARIATIONS (2011)
COLIN CURRIE, PERCUSSION
HÅKAN HARDENBERGER, TRUMPET

TORU TAKEMITSU / PATHS (1994 - IN MEMORIAM WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI)
HÅKAN HARDENBERGER, TRUMPET  

BRETT DEAN / THE SCENE OF THE CRIME (2017)
COLIN CURRIE, PERCUSSION
HÅKAN HARDENBERGER, TRUMPET

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN / STRING QUARTET NO. 15 IN A MINOR, OP.132
DANISH STRING QUARTET

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27th June
Wednesday (k4)

Naturale

Beginner´s Guide - Gorgeous Italian songs (á la Pavarotti), and Nordic folk music in ´highly grooved´ arrangements by the famous Danish String Quartet. This will have your feet tapping. Click here for a taste of the music.

Sandefjord Church, 21:00 (duration: 85 mins)

FRANCESCO PAOLO TOSTI / selected songs:
Non T´amo Più; Ideale; L´ultima Canzone
BROR MAGNUS TØDENES, TENOR  
PIERS LANE, PIANO

LUCIANO BERIO / NATURALE (1985)
LARS ANDErS TOMTER, VIOLA
COLIN CURRIE, PERCUSSION

TRAD./NORDIC FOLK MUSIC (from the album ´WOOD WORK´)
DANISH STRING QUARTET

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27th June
Wednesday (k5)

Sei Solo

Beginner´s Guide - This is one you can wind down with and dream away to. 12 short pieces performed from different locations in the splendid acoustic of Sandefjord Church. Find calm and inner harmony on a late summer night. Click here for a taste of the music.

Sandefjord Church, 23:00 (duration: 55 mins)

BENT SØRENSEN / FANTASIA APPASIONATA
KATRINE GISLINGE, PIANO

J.S.BACH / SARABANDE FROM CELLO SUITE NO. 2 IN D MINOR, BWV 1008
LARS ANDERS TOMTER, VIOLA

BENT SØRENSEN / NOCTURNE NO.6
KATRINE GISLINGE, PIANO

J.S.BACH / GIGUE FROM PARTITA NO. 2 IN D MINOR, BWZ 1004
LIZA FERSCHtMAN, VIOLIN

TRAD. / NORWEGIAN FOLK SONG
AKSEL RYKKVIN, BARITONE

BENT SØRENSEN / SIGRID´S LULLABY
ANDREAS BORREGAARD, ACCORDEON

SWEDISH FOLKSONG / ´FÄBODSPSALMEN´
HÅKAN HARDENBERGER, TRUMPET

J.S.BACH / MENUET FROM CELLO SUITE NO. 1 IN G, BWV 1007
SANDRA LIED HAGA, CELLO

BENT SØRENSEN / NOCTURNE NO.12
PIERS LANE, PIANO

J.S.BACH / SARABANDE FROM CELLO SUITE NO. 1 IN G, BWV 1007
SANDRA LIED HAGA, CELLO

BENT SØRENSEN / SERENISSIMA
LIZA FERSCHtMAN, VIOLIN

Percy Grainger / ´Blithe Bells´ - based on J.S.Bach´s ´Sheep May safely Graze´ from Cantate BWV 208. 
PIERS LANE, PIANO

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28th June
Thursday (k6)

Autumn Air

Beginner´s Guide - For those looking for something romantic, passionate and gripping. Fascinating music, highly atmospheric and an exciting chill factor that might well make you quiver. Click here for a taste of the music.

Sandefjord Church, 18:00 (duration: 95 mins)

ARVO PÄRT / FRATRES (1977)
LIZA FERSCHtMAN, VIOLIN
ANDREAS BORREGAARD, ACCORDION

HENRY PURCELL / ´song of the cold genius´ FRom KING ARTHUR (1691)
AKSel RYKKVIN, BARITONE
ANDREAS BORREGAARD, ACCORDION

CARL NIELSEN / at the bier of A YOUNG ARTIST (1910)
DANISH STRING QUARTET

W.A.MOZART / QUARTET NO.17 IN B FLAT, K.458 (´THE HUNT´)
DANISH STRING QUARTET

JOHANNES BRAHMS / CLARINET QUINTET, OP.115       
SHARON KAM, CLARINET
DANISH STRING QUARTET

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28th June
Thursday (k7)

The Most Beautiful Thing in Life

Beginner´s Guide - The title says it all. Totally sublime music, that will give you wings. Centered around the theme of love. If you´ve never heard classical music, this is a good place to start. Guaranteed to move you. Click here for a taste of the music.

Sandefjord Church, 21:00 (duration: 95 mins)

bent sørensen / romance 
håkan hardenberger, trumpet
katrine gislinge, piano

robert schumann / dichterliebe, op.48 
bror magnus tødenes, tenor
piers lane, piano

franz schubert / string quintet in c, d.956
danish string quartet
sandra lied haga, cello

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28th June
Thursday (k8)

The King of Denmark

Beginner´s Guide - The second of our short late night concerts. Very special music by the most famous singer/songwriters of the 16th century. Woven in with some modern masterpieces. Both beautiful and stimulating. Click here for a taste of the music.

Sandefjord Church, 23:00 (duration: 65 mins)

morton feldman / the king of denmark (1964)
colin currie, percussion

rolf wallin / elegy (2009)
håkan hardenberger, trumpet
andreas borregaard, accordeon

bent sørensen / looking on darkness (2000)
andreas borregaard, accordeon

john dowland / 7 lachrymae pavans (1604)
danish string quartet
lars anders tomter,
viola
andreas borregaard, accordeon

john dowland / 2 airs: ´flow my tears´ and  ´if my complaints´
aksel rykkvin, baritone
andreas borregaard, accordeon

benjamin britten / lacrymae, op.43 (1976)
lars anders tomter, viola
andreas borregaard, accordeon

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29th June
Friday (k9)

Chiaroscuro

Beginner´s Guide - Some great tenor songs that will go straight to your heart. A dash of modern genius to tickle your curiosity, and Schubert´s wonderful piano trio, full of energy and joy, that will put a smile on your face. Click here for a taste of the music.
 

Sandefjord Church, 18:00 (duration: 90 mins)

remembering jussi björling / various songs:
Edvard Grieg / Hjertets melodier, op.5
Jean Sibelius / Flickan kom i från sin älsklings möte, op.37, nr. 5; Demanten på marssnön, op.36, nr.6
Wilhelm Peterson-Berger / Jungfrun under Lind
Leopold Sjöberg / Tonerna

bror magnus tødenes, tenor
piers lane, piano

luciano berio / sequenza XIII (chanson) (1995)
andreas borregaard, accordeon

bent sørensen / schattenlinie (2010)
sharon kam, clarinet
lars anders tomter, viola
katrine gislinge, piano

franz schubert / piano trio in b flat, d.898
liza ferschtman, vioLIN
sandra lied haga, cello
piers lane, piano

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29th June
Friday (k10)

Finale

Beginner´s Guide - Featuring Aksel (15) & Inga (14) - two of Norway´s rising singing talents who will charm you totally. Followed by some more hair-raising virtuosic percussion playing. We end the festival with a great romantic Norwegian classic by Johan Svendsen, performed by all the festival´s string players. Click here for a taste of the music.
 

Sandefjord Church, 21:00 (duration: 90 mins)

joseph haydn / mermaid song, hob.XXVIa:25
inga lohne-otterstad, soprano
piers lane, piano

W.A.Mozart / extracts from the magic flute, k.620

der vogelfänger bin ich ja
aksel rykkvin, baritone (papageno)

Duet papageno/papagena
inga lohne-otterstad, soprano
aksel rykkvin, baritone
festival ensemble

george enescu / legende (1906)
håkan hardenberger, trumpet
piers lane, piano

joe duddell / catch (2017)
håkan hardenberger, trumpet
colin currie, percussion

bent sørensen / disappearance
andreas borregaard, accordeon

johan svendsen / octet for strings op.3
liza ferschtman, violin
Kjell tomter, violin
lars anders tomter, viola
sandra lied haga, cello
danish string quartet

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Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th June

Festival Pass

Gives access to all 10 concerts


the program may be subject to change