Wintermezzo - Streaming Festival 19 January - 12 February

Wintermezzo - Streaming Festival 19 January - 12 February

Streaming Festival. Sixteen concerts in four weeks.
19 January - 12 February. Tuesday - Friday every week at 19.30 CET at

Lise Davidsen | Vilde Frang | Víkingur Ólafsson | Leif Ove Andsnes | Tine Thing Helseth | Ragnhild Hemsing | Sandra Lied Haga |Adam Walker | Nicolas Hodges |Edward Gardner | Pablo Heras-Casado | Jan Willem de Vriend | Juanjo Mena | Tabita Berglund | Edvard Grieg Kor| Per Hannevold | Ilze Klava | Christian Stene | Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra has the pleasure of inviting to a free streaming festival – Wintermezzo – on With great soloists and conductors, and a wonderful programme.

Leif Ove Andsnes plays Mozart, Vilde Frang is soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Tine Thing Helseth performs Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto and our Musician in Residence, Víkingur Ólafsson is soloist in Bjarnason’s Piano Concerto - Processions. And much more.

We also offer interviews and conversations with many of the performers, including a conversation between Leif Ove Andsnes and Professor and Neuroscientist Stefan Kölsch focusing on the effects of music on our brain.

Music by:
Beethoven | Mozart | Bach | Schumann | Mendelssohn | Grieg | Halvorsen | Tveitt | Sibelius |Verdi | Hummel | Vaughan Williams | Brahms | Strauss | Stravinsky | Bartók | Tsjaikovskij | Rakhmaninov | Sevåg | Penderecki | Vasks | Ligeti | Kurtág | Glass | Steen-Andersen | Nielsen

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra 15 January 2021

Wintermezzo. Programme:

Tuesday 19 January:
Edward Gardner, conductor
Edvard Grieg Kor

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Wednesday 20 January:
Edward Gardner, conductor
Edvard Grieg Kor
Vilde Frang, violin

György Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto

Thursday 21 January LIVE STREAM
Edward Gardner, conductor
Per Hannevold, bassoon

Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D «Basel»
Øystein Sevåg: European Memories, Bassoon Concerto (World Premiere)
Franz Schubert/Luciano Berio: Rendering

Friday 22 January:
Tabita Berglund, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano concerto No. 21 in C Major
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7

Tuesday 26 January:
Edward Gardner, conductor
Lise Davidsen, soprano

Jean Sibelius: Songs, Op. 36 and Op. 37*
Symphony No. 1
*Including world premiere of Kalevi Aho’s orchestration of «Lasse Liten»

Wednesday 27 January:
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Richard Strauss: Don Juan
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4

Edward Gardner, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano

Philip Glass: Opening - arranged by Christian Badzura for piano and strings
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto No. 5 i f-minor for Piano and Strings BWV 1056
Johann Sebastian Bach: Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 5 in f-minor BWV 1018
- arranged by Víkingur Ólafsson for piano and strings (World Premiere)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 12 in c-minor for winds K 388/384a «Nachtmusik»
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in c-minor K 491

Edward Gardner, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano

Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino, overture
Daniel Bjarnason: Processions, Piano Concerto (Norwegian premiere)
Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Melina Mandozzi, violin
Alexander Kagan, violin
Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen, cello

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin sonata No. 5 in f minor
Johannes Brahms: Cello sonata No. 1 in e minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Larghetto and Allegro in E flat Major for two pianos
J S Bach/György Kurtág: Chorales, for two pianos, selection
Béla Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1

Wednesday 3 February:
Edward Gardner, conductor
Ilze Klava, viola

Jean Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Pēteris Vasks: Viola Concerto (Norwegian Premiere)
Jean Sibelius: Valse Triste
Symphony No. 3

Thursday 4 February:
Jan-Willem de Vriend, conductor and presenter
Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in G Major “Paris”
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Trumpet Concerto
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1

Edward Gardner, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano

Béla Bartók: Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District
György Ligeti: Melodien
Béla Bartók: Divertimento for strings
Edvard Grieg: Melodie, op. 43, No. 3
Igor Stravinsky: Four Norwegian Moods
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in a minor

Tuesday 9 February:
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Christian Stene, clarinet
Sandra Lied Haga, cello
Ragnhild Hemsing, hardanger fiddle

Krzysztof Penderecki: Prelude for Solo Clarinet
Johan Halvorsen: Maskerade suite, selection
Peter Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme (original version)
Geirr Tveitt: “Three Fjords”, Concerto No. 2 for Hardanger fiddle and Orchestra

Wednesday 10 February:
Stefan Kölsch
Leif Ove Andsnes

“How does music change the brain, and why does music keep the brain young?”
Neuroscientist Professor Stefan Kölsch in conversation with Leif Ove Andsnes about music and the brain.

Thursday 11 February:
Edward Gardner, conductor
Nicolas Hodges, piano
Stefan Kölsch, introduction

“What happens in our brain and our bodies when music surprises us”
Simon Steen-Andersen: Piano Concerto, for Piano, Sampler, Orchestra and Video (Norwegian premiere)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Friday 12 February: LIVE STREAM
Edward Gardner, conductor
Adam Walker, flute

Jean Sibelius: Tapiola
Carl Nielsen: Flute concerto
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4