Geirr Tveitt


Concerts, performances etc.

Overview of various concerts where works by Geirr Tveitt will be performed.



Upcoming arrangements:

Leif Ove Andsnes: Tour dates spring 2024

Photo: © Helge Hansen/Sony Music Entertainment

Leif Ove Andsnes,  Haugesund, Sunday 3. and Monday 4. March 2024

Concerts moved from January to March. In these concerts Leif Ove Andsnes will most probably perform piano works by Johannes Brahms, Frederyk Chopin, Edvard Grieg and Geirr Tveitt. Tveitt's Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 will then be played. For more information see: www.festiviteten.no/alle/leif-ove-andsnes/.

2024.03.03 & 04. - 19:00 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Festiviteten Kulturhus, Haugesund, Norway.



Leif Ove Andsnes,  Bærum, Thursday 7. March 2024

In this concert Leif Ove Andsnes will perform the following piano works; Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A-minor D. 784 (1823), Geirr Tveitt: Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 (1947*), Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 1, D935 (1827), Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 (1892). Sold out. For more information see: www.baerumkulturhus.no/en/arrangement/.

2024.03.07 - Thursday - 19:00 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Bærum Kulturhus, Sandvika, Norway.



Leif Ove Andsnes,  Trondheim, Saturday 9. March 2024

In this concert Leif Ove Andsnes will perform the following piano works; Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A-minor D. 784 (1823), Geirr Tveitt: Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 (1947*), Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 1, D935 (1827), Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 (1892). Arranged by Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.  In addition to this solo recital, he will play two concerts with the Orchestra during the spring of 2024. For more information see (in Norwegian): www.tso.no/konserter/.

2024.03.09 - 19:30 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Frimurerlosjen (Masonic Lodge), Trondheim, Norway.


Leif Ove Andsnes,  Perth, Monday 11. March 2024

In this concert Leif Ove Andsnes will perform the following piano works; Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A-minor D. 784 (1823), Geirr Tveitt: Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 (1947*), Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 1, D935 (1827), Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 (1892). For more information see: www.perththeatreandconcerthall.com.

2024.03.11 - 19:30 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Scotland.


Leif Ove Andsnes, Lugano, Wednesay 13. March 2024

In this concert Leif Ove Andsnes will perform the following piano works; Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A-minor D. 784 (1823), Geirr Tveitt: Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 (1947*), Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 1, D935 (1827), Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 (1892). For more information see: www.luganomusica.ch.

2024.03.13 - 20:30 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Sala Teatro Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland.


Leif Ove Andsnes,  Amsterdam, Friday 15. March 2024

In this concert Leif Ove Andsnes will perform the following piano works; Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A-minor D. 784 (1823), Geirr Tveitt: Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 (1947*), Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 1, D935 (1827), Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 (1892). For more information see (in Dutch): www.muziekgebouw.nl.

2024.03.09 - 20:15 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Konzertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Leif Ove Andsnes,  Gent, Saturday 16. March 2024

In this concert Leif Ove Andsnes will perform the following piano works; Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A-minor D. 784 (1823), Geirr Tveitt: Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 (1947*), Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 1, D935 (1827), Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 (1892). For more information see (in Belgium): www.bijloke.bl.

2024.03.16 - 20:00 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, Gent, Belgium.


Leif Ove Andsnes,  Lyon, Monday 18. March 2024

In this concert Leif Ove Andsnes will perform the following piano works; Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A-minor D. 784 (1823), Geirr Tveitt: Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 (1947*), Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 1, D935 (1827), Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 (1892). For more information see (in French/English): www.auditorium-lyon.com.

2024.03.18 - 20:00 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Auditorium-Orchestre National de Lyon, Lyon, France.


Leif Ove Andsnes,  Berlin, Wednesday 20. March 2024

In this concert Leif Ove Andsnes will perform the following piano works; Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A-minor D. 784 (1823), Geirr Tveitt: Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 (1947*), Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 1, D935 (1827), Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 (1892). For more information see (in German/English): www.boulezsaal.de.

2024.03.20 - 19:30 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano q). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany.


Ragnhild Hemsing,  "Tveitt in Brighton" - Sea Songs, Sunday 7. April 2024

Geirr Tveitt's Concerto for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra, No. 2 (1965) will be performed with Ragnhild Hemsing as soloist on the Hardanger Fiddle together with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra. BPO says: "Our final orchestral concert is inspired by the sea. Framed by Britten’s stormy Sea Interludes and Debussy’s spectacular La Mer, we’re joined by the violinist Ragnhild Hemsing in a joyful visit to the Norwegian fjords ... we present the first British performance of Geirr Tveitt’s ebullient Three Fjords concerto for hardanger fiddle, performed by the brilliant young virtuoso Ragnhild Hemsing. A rare and irresistible gem, Ragnhild has just released a five-star recording of this work with the Bergen Philharmonic. Joanna MacGregor joins for three short pieces for piano and orchestra by the legendary Japanese film composer, record producer and actor Ryuichi Sakamoto, whose delicate, experimental scores included Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor and The Sheltering Sky.". For more information see: www.ragnhildhemsing.com/concerts/  and: www.brightonphil.org.uk.com.

2024.04.07 - 14:45  , Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, Adam Hickox (conductor), Joanna McGregor (piano) and Ragnhild Hemsing (Hardanger Fiddle), Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton, England.


Leif Ove Andsnes,  Vienna, Thursday 11. April 2024

In this concert Leif Ove Andsnes will perform the following piano works; Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A-minor D. 784 (1823), Geirr Tveitt: Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 (1947*), Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 1, D935 (1827), Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 (1892). For more information see (in Norwegian): www.musikverein.at.

2024.04.11 - 19:30 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria.


*) Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere" was first performed in Paris in 1947 by Geirr Tveitt


Håvard Gimse, Larvik, Sunday 5. May 2024

In this solo recital Håvard Gimse will perform piano works by several Nordic composers. Works by; Edvard Grieg, Alf Hurum, Harald Sæverud, Geirr Tveitt, M.K. Ciurlionis, Armas Järnefelt and Jean Sibelius. These piano works by Geirr Tveitt will be performed: Arvesylv, Langeleik-låt, Morild (reconstructed) and Himmelbrev (arr. by Håvard Gimse). For more information see (in Norwegian): www.bolgenkulturhus.no.

2024.05.05 - 18:00 Recital by Håvard Gimse (piano). Storsalen, Bølgen konserthus, Larvik, Norway.

Hardingtonar, Norheimsund, Hardanger, Friday 7. - Sunday 9. June 2024

Full programme will be announced around Easter. On the opening concert Friday, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra will play works by Tveitt and Grieg together with a local choir and soloists. For more information see (in Norwegian): www.hardingtonar.no

2024.06.07.  - 19:30 Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Norheimsund idrettshall, Norheimsund, Hardanger

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Leif Ove Andsnes,  Levanger, Sunday 14. January 2024

In this concert Leif Ove Andsnes will most probably perform piano works by Johannes Brahms, Frédérik Chopin, Edvard Grieg and Geirr Tveitt. Tveitt's Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 will then be played. For more information (in Norwegian) see: www.levangerkulturkirke.no.

2024.01.14 - 19:30 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Levanger Culture Church, Levanger, Norway.



Leif Ove Andsnes,  Hammerfest, Wednesday 10. January 2024

In this concert Leif Ove Andsnes will most probably perform piano works by Johannes Brahms, Frédérik Chopin, Edvard Grieg and Geirr Tveitt. Tveitt's Piano Sonata No. 29, "Sonata etere", Op. 129 will then be played. For more information see: www.aks.no.

2024.01.10 - 19:00 Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Arktisk Kultursenter, Hammerfest, Norway.



Ragnhild Hemsing,  Regensburg, Thursday 5. October 2023

Geirr Tveitt's Concerto for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra, No. 2 (1965) will be performed with Ragnhild Hemsing as soloist on the Hardanger Fiddle. "The concerto for Hardanger fiddle and orchestra by the Norwegian Geirr Tveitt, which is also characterised by a folkloristic tone, takes us to the Scandinavian fjords". Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 will be played together with the world premiere of "Bavarian Chronics" by Tomasz Skweres. For more information see: www.ragnhildhemsing.com/concerts/ .

2023.10.05 - 19:30 , Regensburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Stefan Veselka (conductor) and Ragnhild Hemsing (Hardanger Fiddle), Neuhaussaal, Regensburg, Germany.


Ragnhild Hemsing,  Regensburg, Monday 2. October 2023

Geirr Tveitt's Concerto for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra, No. 2 (1965) will be performed with Ragnhild Hemsing as soloist on the Hardanger Fiddle. "The concerto for Hardanger fiddle and orchestra by the Norwegian Geirr Tveitt, which is also characterised by a folkloristic tone, takes us to the Scandinavian fjords". Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 will be played together with the world premiere of "Bavarian Chronics" by Tomasz Skweres. For more information see: www.ragnhildhemsing.com/concerts/ .

2023.10.02 - 19:30 , Regensburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Stefan Veselka (conductor) and Ragnhild Hemsing (Hardanger Fiddle), Neuhaussaal, Regensburg, Germany.


Ragnhild Hemsing,  Weilburg Scloss, 2. June 2023

This concert titled "Nordic Lights" is the opening concerts of the summer season of "Schlosskonzerte" held at the Weilburg Castle in Weilburg (between Köln and Frankfurt). Geirr Tveitt's Concerto for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra, No. 2 (1965) with Ragnhild Hemsing as soloist on the Hardanger Fiddle will open the concert. Followed by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish". Ragnhild will also held a concert Sunday 4. June at the castle. For more information see: www.ragnhildhemsing.com/concerts/ and: www.weilburger-schlosskonzerte.de/programmuebersicht/.

2023.06.02 - 20:00 "Northern Lights - Opening Conert,, Würtemberg Philharmonic Orchestra Reutlingen, Rasmus Baumann (conductor) and Ragnhild Hemsing (Hardanger Fiddle), Weilburg Schloss, Weilburg, Germany.


Classical and cool 2023, 4. March in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The American baritone Gehan A Cooray (Holywood) together with the Norwegian pianist Torgeir Kinne Solsvik (Norheimsund) performs a concert at the Bishop's College Auditorium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They will perform a varied repertoire of songs, "operatic arias and songs from Holywood and Broadway", but Torgeir will as well perform piano works by Geirr Tveitt. For more information see: www.bcauditorium.lk/events/ and www.dailymirror.lk.

2023.03.04 - 19:00 "Classical and cool 2023" , Gehan A Cooray (Baritone) and Torgeir Kinne Solsvik (Piano), at the Bishop's College Auditorium in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Endre Olsen & Hestehandlarane (the horse-traders) tributes Ivar Medaas 24. and 25. February

Endre Olsen & Hestehandlarane plays three concert this weekend. First at Leirvik Friday evening, then in Norheimsund and Bergen on Saturday. They will play songs that the Norwegian trubadour Ivar Medaas (1938-2005) performed during his career. Ivar was a friend of Geirr Tveitt and sung a lot of songs that Geirr had composed, especially many with lyrics by the Norwegian poet Jakob Sande. Ivar also wrote many melodies to his poems, and other poets. A lot of these will be able to hear at these concerts. For more information see www: www.ticketco.no.

2023.02.24 - 21:00 "Endre Olsen & Hestehandlarane tributes Ivar Medaas" , Concert at Bakeriet Frugård, Leirvik, Stord.
2023.02.25 - 15:00 "Endre Olsen & Hestehandlarane tributes Ivar Medaas" , Concert at Ungdomshallen, Norheimsund.
2023.02.25 - 15:00 "Endre Olsen & Hestehandlarane tributes Ivar Medaas" , Concert at Statsraaden Bar, Bergen.



Håvard Gimse, Frida Fr. W. Wærvågen, Marinemusikken, Bjarte Engeset, 16. February 2023

Horten church has invested in a new Steinway Grand Piano. This will be celebrated with a concert Thursday 16. February. On the programme is works by: Frédérik Chopin, Harald Sæverud, Geirr Tveitt, Gabriel Fauré, Francis Poulenc and Sergej Rakhmaninov. The concert is concluded by Edvard Grieg's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A-minor. Conductor for The Naval Band this evening is previous chief conductor Bjarte Engeset. Soloists are Håvard Gimse on Piano and Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen on Cello. For more information see: www.horten.kirken.no and www.kultur.forsvaret.no.

2023.02.16 - 19:00 "Grand Piano Celebration at Horten Church" , Håvard Gimse (Piano), Frida Fredrikke Waaler Wærvågen (Cello), The Royal Norwegian Navy Band, Bjarte Engeset (Conductor) at Horten Church, Horten, Norway.


Marinemusikken Håvard Gimse og KSO dirigert av Tabita Berglund
Håvard Gimse opened with Geirr Tveitt's Arvesylv (Silver heirlooms (a first-edition of Welcome by Honour, Op. 150, No. 1) and as soloist in Grieg's Piano concerto in A-minor arranged for Symphonic Band. The Royal Norwegian Navy Band conducted by Bjarte Engeset.


Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, 2. February 2023

This concert is titled: "Mahlers first and a Norwegian star-pianist ". On the program at Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand, is Jean Sibelius; Oceanidene (1914), Geirr Tveitt; Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. No. 1 (1927) and Gustav Mahler; Symphony No. 1 "Hamburg-version" (1891). Guest conductor for Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra this evening is Tabita Berglund. Soloist on piano is  Håvard Gimse. For more information see:   www.kilden.com/forestilling/mahlers-forste-og-norsk-stjernepianist/.

2023.02.02 - 19:30 "Mahlers first and Norwegian star-pianist" , Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Tabita Berglund (conductor), Håvard Gimse (piano) i Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Kristiansand, Norway.

Kristiansand Symfoniorkester Håvard Gimse og KSO dirigert av Tabita Berglund
Håvard Gimse playing together with Kristiansand Sympony Orchestra conducted by Tabita Berglund. The concert was recorded and will be broadcasted in NRK P2 in the near future.



Håvard Gimse to Furu Egg, 28. January 2023

Håvard Gimse will held a concert at Furu Egg in Sandejord Saturday 28. February at 06:00 PM. On the new Steinway & Sons model D grand piano he will perform works by: Frédérik Chopin, Edvard Grieg, Geirr Tveitt, Jean Sibelius, Franz Schubert, Frederico Mompou and Isaac Albéniz. After the concert there will be served dinner for those interested. For more information and ordering of tickets, see:   www.furuegg.no/arrangementer-konserter/.

2023.01.28 - 18:00 "Håvard Gimse concert" , Furu Egg, Furustadlia 30, Sandefjord, Norway.


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Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, 17. November 2022

On the programme in Stavanger Concert Hall Thursday 17. November is: Geirr Tveitt: Hundrad Hardingtonar (excerpts) - Talivaldis Keninš: Symphony No. 8 - Sinfonia Concertata for Organ and Orchestra - Saint-Sãens: Symphony No. 3 "Organ Symphony". Soloist on organ is Iveta Apkalna and conducter is Andris Poga. For more information see:   www.sso.no.

2022.11.17 - 19:30 "The big Organ Symphony" , Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Andris Poga (chief conducter), Iveta Apkalna (organ) at Stavanger Concert Hall, Stavanger, Norway.



Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, 10. November 2022

"Hardanger Fiddle and Bethovens's Pastoral Symphony" is the title for the concert at Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand. Conductor this evening is Tabita Berglund. The concert starts with Johan Svendsen's Zorahayda (1874) followed  Geirr Tveitt's Concerto for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra, No. 2  (1965) with Ragnhild Hemsing as soloist on the Hardanger Fiddle. After the break Ludwig van Beethovens Symphony No. 6, Pastoral Symphony (1808) will be performed.  For more information see:   www.kilden.com/hardingfele-og-beethovens-pastorale.

2022.11.10 - 19:30 Hardanger Fiddle and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony" , Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Tabita Berglund (conductor), Ragnhild Hemsing (hardanger fiddle) at Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Kristiansand.

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Geirr Tveitts second Concerto for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra, "Tri fjordar" performed by Ragnhild Hemsing (soloist on Hardanger Fiddle) and Kristiansand Symphony Orcestra conducted by Tabita Berglund.




The University of Oslo Symphony Orchestra, 17. September 2022, Andreaskyrkan, Stockholm

The University of Oslo Symphony Orchestra (USO) performs a concert in Stockholm and repeats the programme from the spring concert in Oslo:  August Södermann (Ouvertyr to the Maid of Orleans), Geirr Tveitt (Excerpts from A Hundred Hardanger Tunes, Op. 151), Johan Svendsen (Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26) and  Antonín Dvořák (Symphony No. 8, Op. 88). For more information visit : www.uso.no/konserter.

2022.09.17 - 18:00   Concert, The University of Oslo Symphony Orchestra, Kjell Seim (conductor), Stig Nilsson (violin) in Andreaskyrkan (The Andreas Church), Högbergsgatan 31, Stockholm, Sweden.


"As in a Dream"; Geirr Tveitt and Olav H. Hauge, 18. August 2022

In this Poetry Concert, poems and texts by Olav H. Hauge will be read and songs and music by Geirr Tveitt performed. It is part of the Oslo Chamber Music Fesival. For more information see:  www.oslokammermusikkfestival.

2022.08.18 - 12:00 Oslo Chamber Music Festival, "Som i ein draum" performed by Håvard Gimse, Lars Klevstrand and Hildegun Riise, Det norske teatret, Oslo, Norway.

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Håvard Gimse, Hildegun Riise and Lars Klevstrand performing songs and music by Geirr Tveitt together with poems and texts by Olav H. Hauge at Det norske teatret, Oslo.




Hardingtonar Music Festival 09.-12. June 2022

Hardingtonar has since its inception in 1991 had a special emphasis on performing music by Hardanger composer Geirr Tveitt. After two cancelled festivals in 2020 and 2021, the festival promise to come strongly back "with an incredible program in 2022", for more information visit  www.hardingtonar.no.


2022.06.09 - Njål Sparbo (bass-barytone) and  Torgeir Kinne Solsvik (piano), Kunsthuset Kabuso, Øystese at 19:00. "With Tveitt and Grieg on the program" is the concert titled and all "Sytjan songar og visor til dikt av Jan-Magnus Bruheim" (Songs to Poems by JM Bruheim) composed by Geirr Tveitt together with all the 15 Songs to poems by AO Vinje, Op. 33 written by Edvard Grieg. Tveitts Nótr ok Dagr  (Snorri Sturluson) og Vaorkvedja will also be performed. For more information about the musicians see: www.sparbo.no and www.kinnepiano.no

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Torgeir Kinne Solsvik and Njål Sparbo performing Geirr Tveitt's Bruheim Songs at Concert hall Kabuso in Øystese


2022.06.10 - Njål Sparbo og Torgeir Kinne Solsvik performs "Melodies by Tveitt and Grieg" at Tolo omsorg (nursing home), Norheimsund at 10:30 and at Øysteseheimen (nursing home) at 12:30.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra lead by  Andrew Gardner with an extended orchestra of 110 musicians performs  Igor Stravinsky's Spring rite. Carl Nielsen's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra with soloist James Ehnes is also on the program together with an opening act by  Geirr Tveitt not published yet. Concert starts 19:30 in the Norheimsund idrettshall at 19:30 with pre-talk at 18:30.

2022.06.11 - Trondheimssolistene  (The Trondheim Soloists) together with  Arne og Carlos, at 13:00,  Norheimsund idrettshall.
Silje Nergård
and  Trondheimssolistene, at 20:00, Norheimsund idrettshall.
Sigrid Moldestad
w/musicians, Øystese Church at 23:00.

2022.06.12 - Neighbour tones, family concert by Naboen min!. Norheimsund idrettshall at 15:00.
Ragnhild Hemsing og Trondheimssolistene, Norheimsund Church at 17:00. Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt-suite No. 1 and 2 arranged for Hardanger Fiddle and Violin solo with String Orchestra will be performed.



The University of Oslo Symphony Orcestra, 31. May 2022

The Orchestra will held their spring concert in the University Aula. On the program is:  August Södermann (Ouverture to the Maid of Orleans), Geirr Tveitt (Excerpts from A Hundred Hardanger Tunes, Op. 151), Johan Svendsen (Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26) and Antonín Dvořák (Symphony No. 8, Op. 88). For more information see:  www.uso.no/sesongprogram.

2022.05.31 - 19:00 Spring concert, The Oslo University Symphonic Orchestra, Kjell Seim (conductor), Stig Nilsson (violin) at "Aulaen", University Aula, Oslo, Norway.



Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Ragnhild Hemsing, 15. May 2022, Katowice, Polen

Ragnhild Hemsing is soloist on Hardanger Fidlde at Bergen Philharmonic Orcheatra's second concert at "Festiwal Katowice Kultura Natura". Edward Gardner conducts the orchestra, with the following programme: Maurice Ravel; "La valse"   Geirr Tveitt; Concerto for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra No. 2, "Tri fjordar", Op. 252 -  Zygmunt Noskowski: "The Steppe" - Claude Debussy; "La mer".  The concert is broadcasted live in Polish radio with reprise on 17. May. The day before, the Orchestra has its first concert at the festival, with Leif Ove Andsnes as soloist. For more information see: www.nospr.org.pl. and  www.harmonien.no

2022.05.15 - 19:30 Festival Katowice Culture Nature, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conducter), Ragnhild Hemsing (Hardanger Fiddle) in Katowice Concert Hall, Poland.


Staatskapelle Weimar conducted by Clemens Schuldt with soloist Ragnhild Hemsing, 24. and 25. April 2022, Weimar, Germany

Ragnhild Hemsing is soloist on Violin and Hardanger Fidlde at Staatskapelle Weimars's two concerts in Weimarhalle 24. and 25. of April. Clemens Schuldt conducts the orchestra, with the following programme: Max Bruch; Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, - Geirr Tveitt; Concerto for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra No. 2, "Tri fjordar", Op. 252 - Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D 944. For more information see: www.nationaltheater-weimar.de. and  www.ragnhildhemsing.com

2022.04.24 and 25. - 19:00 7th Symphony Concert, Staatskapelle Weimar, Clemens Schuldt (conducter), Ragnhild Hemsing (Violin and Hardanger Fiddle) in Weimarhalle, Weimar, Germany.


Nortrad - Norwegian Academy of Music's Rehearsal Orchestra, 17. April 2022

The folk music conference Nordtrad comes to Oslo and has an opening concert with music by Halvorsen and Tveitt. Geirr Tveitt's cantata Telemarkin (1974) with lyrics by Aslaug Vaa is on the programme. For more information see   www.nmh.no/en/concerts.

2022.04.17 - 19:00 Nordtrad folk music conference, Norwegian Adademy of Music's Rehearsal Orchestra, Kristoffer Wøien (conductor), Sivert Holmen (Hardanger fiddle) and NMH students at Lindeman Hall, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway.

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"Musical resistance" - Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, 24. March 2022

Tabita Berglund conducts Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra on Thursday 24. March. The theme for the concert is Musical resistance with focus on music written during World War II.  Harald Sæverud: Kjempeviseslåtten (1943) and Via dolorosa (1942),  Nikolaj Miaskovskij: Cello concerto in C-minor (1945) and a selection of Geirr Tveitt's A Hundred Hardanger Folktunes (1954) are on the programme. For more information see   www.kilden.com.

2022.03.24 - 19:30 Musical resistance, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Tabita Berglund (dir.), Torleif Thedén (cello), Kilden, Kristiansand, Norway



Jæren Symphony Orchestra: Schubert & Tveitt

Jæren Symphony Orchetsra together with the choir Chorus plays two concert where Schubert's German Mass and excerpts from Tveitt's A Hundred Hardanger Tunes is performed. See more on   www.jaso.no.

2021.11.19 - Bakkebø Church, Saturday at 19:00.

2022.11.20 - Nærbø Church, Sunday at 19:00.



Asker Kammermusikkfestival, 24. oktober - 14. november 2021

Arve Moen Bergset (Hardanger fiddle, violin og song) and Håvard Gimse (piano) holds a fantastic concert about how composers have been inspired by folk-music. Music by Geirr Tveitt, Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen, David Monrad Johansen, Ludvig Irgens-Jensen and Knut Buen, and a lot of folk-music. For more information, visit www.askerkammermusikkfestival.no.

2021.10.28 - 19:00 Classical music meets folk-music, Arve Moen Bergset and Håvard Gimse, Venskaben, Asker.



Egil Hovland Festival 2021, 19-28 October 2021

Nils Henrik Asheim performs Hundrad Hardingtonar (A Hundred Hardanger Tunes) at the organ in Glemmen Church, Saturday 23 October at 13:00. During this year's Egil Hovland festival, Asheim also gives an improvisational seminar for young organists after the concert. Sunday 24 at 7 p.m., he performs Vox Humana together with Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer. Both Hundrad Hardingtonar (Lawo Classics) and Vox Humana (Kirkelig Kulturverksted) were released on CD's in 2018. For tickets, more information and full program for the festival, see www.egilhovlandfestivalen.no.

2021.10.23 - 13:00 Geirr Tveitt: Hundrad Hardingtonar, Nils Henrik Asheim organ, Glemmen Church, Fredrikstad

From the programme review:
Organist and composer Nils Henrik Asheim is known for going his own way. He likes the untested, he is drawn to landscapes few have wandered in and he likes to test the untested. It is therefore with great pleasure that the Egil Hovland Festival lends Glemmen Church to Asheim for this occasion.

In 2018 he released the album Edvard Grieg: Ballade / Geirr Tveitt: Hundrad Hardingtonar – Asheim, Nils Henrik (organ). The album asks the following question: Can the best classical works win from being transcribed into organ? What new dimensions can be opened? Nils Henrik Asheim tried to answer this by transferring Geirr Tveitt's "Hundrad Hardingtonar" to the concert hall organ's color palette. It has become a project that has attracted great interest.

The executer further writes: Geirr Tveitt hit a golden vein when he combined the folk tunes from Hardanger with his unique sense of harmony and orchestration. Asheim has based his colourfulness on "Hundrad Hardingtonar" for Orchestra, and he has utilized the entire organ's stock of creative sound combinations. The selection counts 18 pieces, from the expressive "Vélkomne med Æra (Welcome by Honour)" via the soaring "Hardingøl (Hardanger Beer)" to the mysterious "Folgafodne fortél ingjenting (Folgafodne Glacier keeps its secrets)". In Glemmen this Saturday, he will delight the local audience by playing Tveitt's fabled work. Just enjoy it
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