MIDTÅSEN CULTURE FESTIVAL JULY 13 – 25

It was like the most beautiful springtime when we started the season with the Spring Sonata Concert on the very 25th anniversary of Kulturelt Initiativ on May 9. A sold out hall – according to the current restrictions – with an audience really eager to experience live music! And musicians delighted to play for a live audience – at last! It was a fantastic win-win situation.

In the summer we believe in a new springtime for Norwegian culture life. The singers, musicians and dancers are super enthusiastic and ready to give us 42 performances from July 13 to 25. And what great events! Where can you actually experience all of Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas, a new composition for string sextet, some of the great signature pieces – and even The Magic Flute performed in the forest at Midtåsen?

We hope you will all join us in making this summer’s event the best Midtåsen Culture and Children Festival ever! The social part of a festival is very important. So please bring along a Concert Friend – both of you will definitely enjoy it immensely!

You are heartily welcome!

Tickets available on hjertnes.no and Norli bokhandel from June 1.

OUR INITIATIVES 2021

MIDTÅSEN CULTURE FESTIVAL

We are still celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary – and we are continuously inspired by the eternal musical life of Vienna. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss, Arnold Schönberg and many of the operetta composers will colour this summer’s festival alongside Norwegian composers like Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen – and the young Peder Barratt-Due. Not to mention the fantastic singers and musicians that will present all of the 42 concerts!

Read more…

MIDTÅSEN CHILDREN FESTIVAL

Last summer Ludwig loved to take a walk by the pond at Midtåsen together with Ludvig from Flåklypa – and they are really looking forward to coming back this summer. Just to praise the beauty of nature through music and dance – and to make bonds of friendship by participating in the Ode to joy!

When Ludwig was 16 years old, he travelled to Vienna to study composition with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was a wizard with music, and he composed the wonderful music fairy tale The Magic Flute. You may enjoy this fairy tale in the forest at Midtåsen – but please be aware of the scary fire-breathing dragon!

Read more…

B32 – BEETHOVEN’S
32 PIANO SONATAS

We are very sorry to announce that B32 – the performance of all of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas – can’t be carried out this summer due to unexpected circumstances. The fantastic project is postponed to 2022 – either at Easter, Whit or during the summer festival.

Read more…

PROGRAMME

TUESDAY 13 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
17.00 The Magic Flute
19.00 Signalverk! – Hjertnes
Kleven Hagen, Erdal, Ringstad, Skjelbred, Stalheim, Sandvik
R. Strauss, P. Barratt-Due, A. Schönberg

WEDNESDAY 14 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
17.00 Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!
19.00 French evening – Bankettsalen, Scandic Park Sandefjord (waiting list)

THURSDAY 15 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
17.00 The Magic Flute
19.00 Many strings! – Hjertnes
Kleven Hagen, Erdal, Skjelbred, Stalheim, Sandvik
Z. Kodaly, F. Martin, A. Arensky

FRIDAY 16 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
17.00 Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!

SATURDAY 17 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
15.00 Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Guro K. Hagen, violin and Amalie Stalheim, cello
J. S. Bach and Z. Kodaly
17.00 The Magic Flute

SUNDAY 18 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
15.00 Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Guro K. Hagen, violin and Amalie Stalheim, cello
J. S. Bach and Z. Kodaly
17.00 Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!

TUESDAY 20 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
17.00 The Magic Flute

WEDNESDAY 21 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
17.00 Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!
19.00 Operetta evening – Arnebergstuen (waiting list)

THURSDAY 22 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
17.00 The Magic Flute
19.00 Homecoming – Hjertnes
Eldbjørg Hemsing, violin and Sveinung Bjelland, piano
E. Grieg, Hemsing etc.

FRIDAY 23 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
17.00 The Magic Flute
21.00 The Moonlight Sonata Concert – in the park, Midtåsen
The festival singers and pianists
At 00.15 – Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

SATURDAY 24 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
15.00 Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Elise Båtnes, violin and Louisa Tuck, cello
J. S. Bach, Händel/Halvorsen etc..
17.00 Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!

SUNDAY 25 JULY

12.00 Café Concert
15.00 Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Elise Båtnes, violin and Louisa Tuck, cello
J. S. Bach, Händel/Halvorsen etc..
17.00 Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!

TICKET PRICES

Kr 150,- – All performances Midtåsen Children Festival
Kr 100,-/200,- – Café Concerts (ticket sale on the venue)*
Kr 200,- – Silence Concert.*
Kr 300,- – Moonlight Sonata Concert, in the park Midtåsen*
Kr 350,- – Chamber Concerts at Hjertnes*
Kr. 1.045,- – French evening and Operetta evening! – 5 course meal and entertainment (ex. drinks) (waiting list)

Ticket sale starts June 1 at Norli bokhandel, Storgaten 9, Sandefjord and at Hjertnes kulturhus – tlf. 33416760 or hjertnes.no

*Persons under the age of 18: kr. 100,- Silence Concert, Cafékonserter Moonlight Sonata Concert and Chamber Concerts at Hjertnes

CAFÉ CONCERTS

Four groups of singers and musicians will present this year’s Café Concerts. This is also the occasion where we proudly present the Talents of the Year – Magnus Lille Haugen, percussion, Jakob Bjønnes and Samuel Sabbah, piano and Rebecca Nøstrud Isaksen, violin.

Café d’amour?:
13. – 23. and 25.07 – Ingvild G. Loen, Magnus D. Kjeldal, Bernhard Greter and Magnus Lille Haugen

Café Don G:
14. – 16. and 21.07 – Eldrid Gorset, Filip Håkestad, Sakarias Tranvåg, Bernhard Greter and Jakob Bjønnes

Café Midtåsen:
15. – 17. and 20.07 – Mathilde S. Marjavara, Jørgen Backer, Ivar A. Waagaard and Samuel Sabbah

Café L’Elisir d’amore:
18. – 22. and 24.07 ¬– Renate Ekerhovd, Eirik Grøtvedt, Bernhard Greter and Rebecca Nøstrud Isaksen

KULTURELT INITIATIV IN COLLABORATION WITH:

PRINCIPAL PARTNER:

Odd Gleditsch

MAIN SPONSORS:

Jotun
Rusken
Einar Abrahamsen
Andebu Sparebank
Jotron
Hvallfangstens hus
Thor Dahl
Leo Invest AS
Sandefjords Blad
Skagerak Energi
CSD

SUPPORT BY THE PUBLIC AND FOUNDATIONS:

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

The German Embassy, Oslo – The Austrian Embassy, Oslo – Scandic Park Sandefjord

Unike Hoteller – bk

Contact us

Skjermbilde 2018-03-23 kl. 15.36.42