Tonight’s concert at Lofoten Cathedral would be a highlight of any festival program, with one treat replacing the other. Haydn invented the string quartet and belongs naturally, here in a piece from his most famous opus. In the rest of the program there will be sweltering romance, with heart and pain, but also dancing cheers and party music. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings is one of the most played classical pieces of music, regardless of time and style.
Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D major
Ernest Chausson | Chansson perpétuelle
Ann-Helen Moen, soprano | Joachim Carr, piano | Engegård Quartet
Peter Tchaikovsky | Serenade for Strings
Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra | Henning Kraggerud, conductor