Spring will soon be here – let’s celebrate!

What can be nicer than celebrating the weekend after our National Day with a festival of national romantic music – and let Edvard Grieg’s music meet with Johannes Brahms’?

The two composers met many times, and they admired each other – both as persons and composers. The first time was in Leipzig in 1878 – during Grieg’s tour of Germany – and later while Grieg was giving concerts in Vienna in 1896.

The string players Elise Båtnes, violin, Henninge Landaas, viola, and the cellist Louisa Tuck – from the Oslo Philharmonic – join forces with the pianist Håvard Gimse Mai 18 and 19. They will perform Grieg’s Sonata in F-major for violin and piano, and chamber works that fit nicely into our series “Do you like Brahms?”.

In between these two concerts, three fine singers from the region – Sofia Nesje Enger, Filip Håkestad and Sakarias Tranvåg – present a lovely selection of national romantic songs together with the pianist Ivar Anton Waagaard. All created by one composer – and three poets! Grieg – Vinje, Ibsen and Garborg.

Sofia and Filip finish their Master’s Degree at the Opera Academy in Oslo this summer, and Sakarias is a soloist apprentice at the National Opera. Very nice to have “our own singers” visiting us!

For tickets and more information click here

Ssens Trio – Anniversary – Serenade – June 2!

Ssens Trio celebrate their 10-years anniversary in 2024. Their regular concerts with us through the years have made them favourites among our audience. Sølve Sigerland, violin, Henninge Landaas, viola, and Ellen M. Flesjø, cello, invite us to “Serenade” at Midtåsen Sculpture Pavilion June 2. They perform “evening music” by Ernst von Dochnany and Beethoven – and “Earthward, Ever Circling” composed by Anna Berg in 2023.

MIDTÅSEN CULTURE FESTIVAL takes place from July 7 till 21 giving you a series of chamber music concerts performed by many of the finest Norwegian and international soloists and ensembles; French evening and Operetta evening; daily Café concerts – and Midtåsen Children Festival where we this summer introduce you to a quite new performance based on a funny story and the lively music created by Donizetti.

It’s just sparkling!

The ticket sale starts around Mai 1. BUT – a membership in Kulturelt Initiativ gives you the possibility of both priority booking and the best offers. Please get in touch via kultint@gmail.com

Enjoy the springtime! We’re looking forward to seeing you!



Odd Gleditsch
Einar Abrahamsen
Hvallfangstens hus
Leo Invest AS
Sandefjords Blad


Sandefjord kommune
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB - Dextra
Vestfold og Telemark fylkeskommune
Anders Jahres Humanitære stiftelse

BK Industrier – Scandic Park Sandefjord – Unike Hoteller

Contact us

Skjermbilde 2018-03-23 kl. 15.36.42