The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra holds a concert in Lofoten in October. The orchestra has been among Norway’s foremost musical export items since the beginning of the 1970s. The concert will be held at the Meieriet Art Center in Leknes on Friday 11 October at 1800.
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The Norwegian violinist Terje Tønnesen has been artistic director of the orchestra for many years. At the same time, the orchestra also engages guests as artistic directors. In 2019, Arvid Engegård will host the orchestra as artistic director. He has been known as artistic director of the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival since its inception in 2004.
Engegård regularly conducts the big orchestras, but has always preferred the smaller formats. With his own quartet he has won international recognition. In this concert production he is in a wishing role: he leads the orchestra from the first violin.
The concert focuses on Norwegian trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth. Tine is another star we find just as often in big overseas halls as here at home. But like so many other musicians, Helseth is committed to recruiting new generations. She is therefore gathering young brass blowers from the region to a seminar that will culminate in the opening piece of the concert.
The concert in the Meieriet Art Center is part of a tour in Northern Norway which also goes to Narvik, Harstad and Bodø.