The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra has been one of Norway’s foremost musical export items since the beginning of the 1970s. In October we have the pleasure of having them in Lofoten. The concert will be held at Meieriet Kultursenter in Leknes on Friday 11 October at 0600pm.
The Norwegian violinist Terje Tønnesen has been artistic director for many years, but occasionally the orchestra engages guests as artistic directors.
In 2019, Arvid Engegård is their special guest, the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival artistic director since its beginning in 2004.
Engegård regularly conducts large orchestras, but has always preferred the smaller formats. With his own quartet he has won international recognition, and in this concert production he is in a desirable role: he leads the orchestra from the first violin.
The concert focuses on Norwegian trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth, another star we find just as often in large foreign halls as here at home. She plays two full concerts.
But like so many other musicians, Helseth is committed to recruiting new generations, so she brings together young brass blowers from the region to a seminar that will culminate in the opening piece of the concert.
The concert in the Dairy is part of a tour in Northern Norway which also goes to Narvik, Harstad and Bodø.