AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2023

It’s just fantastic that the string quartet OPUS13 will be the main attraction at the autumn festival. The quartet has started on a great international career after their remarkable playing at the Banff International String Quartet Competition last year. They have invited the pianist Håvard Gimse and the cellist Amalie Stalheim to join them at the festival – performing quintets by Brahms and Schubert. On the day in between their two concerts Kornstad and Andsnes will treat you to a stunning meditative concert.

SO – why not treat yourself to a great weekend in Sandefjord exploring fantastic chamber music presented by top musicians in the Green Hall at Scandic Park Sandefjord October 6 till 8?

When did you last listen to the works of Janacek, Shaw and Mompou? Come and experience a new world of music – in addition to the masterpieces of Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms!

Tickets at hjertnes.no

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We leave the programme for Midtåsen Culture and Children Festival on this site, as a happy memory of a magnificent cultural summer!

OUR INITIATIVES 2023

MIDTÅSEN
CULTURE FESTIVAL

After a lovely start of this year’s festival presenting excerpts from five of the magic musicals by Rodgers & Hammerstein, we’ll Go hunting! around Midtåsen. We will also travel from Midtåsen to Argentina – via Paris! – and welcome musicians from Salzburg itself! An international journey of music – and ditto level of musicians, singers and music that span from the baroque era till contemporary works composed especially for our visiting musicians!

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MIDTÅSEN
CHILDREN FESTIVAL

This summer we invite you to a walking theatre performance where you can experience all the nice views at Midtåsen under the guidance of the painter Claude Måne. He will show you how to use your fantasy and make you explore a new world of images in FANTASIA!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart possessed an incredibly fantasy and creativity. He 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!

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AUTUMN
FESTIVAL 2023

For the fourth year running we have the honour of inviting you to an Autumn Festival with fantastic chamber music presented by the finest musicians! Welcome to the Green Hall at Scandic Park Sandefjord in the weekend October 6 – 8.

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PROGRAMME

SUNDAY 9 JULY
20.00 Rodgers & Hammerstein in the park, Midtåsen
The festival singers and pianist
Concert at Hjertnes Concert Hall if bad weather conditions

TUESDAY 11 JULY
12.00 Café Midtåsen
17.00 FANTASIA!
19.00 Go hunting! – Arnebergstuen
S. M. Welde, L. Gudim, E. Ringstad, A. Stalheim, S. Bjelland
Hunt quartets, Mozart and Widmann – Schumann piano quintet

WEDNESDAY 12 JULY
12.00 Café Italiano
17.00 The Magic Flute
19.00 A journey to Argentina – via Paris! – Arnebergstuen
Sveinung Bjelland, piano
A. B. Grøndahl, Grieg, Tellefsen, Chopin, Debussy, Piazzolla, Ginastera

THURSDAY 13 JULY
12.00 Café for farmers
17.00 FANTASIA!
19.00 The two clarinet quintets! – Arnebergstuen
Nyman, S. M. Welde, L. Gudim, E. Ringstad, A. Stalheim
Mozart and Brahms

FRIDAY 14 JULY
12.00 Café d’amore!
17.00 The Magic Flute
19.00 French evening – Bankettsalen, Park Hotel (waiting list)

SATURDAY 15 JULY
12.00 Café Midtåsen
15.00 Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Ulf Nilsen, cembalo
Bach: The Goldberg variations

SUNDAY 16 JULY
12.00 Café d’amore!
15.00 Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Ulf Nilsen, cembalo
Bach: The Goldberg variations
17.00 FANTASIA!
19.00 National Romantic Concert
Festival singers and pianists

TUESDAY 18 JULY
12.00 Café for farmers
17.00 The Magic Flute
19.00 From Salzburg with Amatis Trio – Arnebergstuen
Beethoven, Schostakovich, Tarrodi, Mendelssohn

WEDNESDAY 19 JULY
12.00 Café d’amore!
17.00 FANTASIA!
19.00 Operetta evening – Arnebergstuen (waiting list)

THURSDAY 20 JULY
12.00 Café Italiano
17.00 The Magic Flute
19.00 Amatis Trio and Ringstad – Arnebergstuen
Bridge, Mozart, Schumann piano quartets

FRIDAY 21 JULY
12.00 Café Midtåsen
17.00 The Magic Flute

SATURDAY 22 JULY
12.00 Café Italiano
15.00 Haugtussa, song and dance – The pond, Midtåsen
Askvik, Waagaard, Lømo, Støvind

SUNDAY 23 JULY
12.00 Café for farmers
15.00 Haugtussa , song and dance – The pond, Midtåsen
Askvik, Waagaard, Lømo, Støvind

TICKET PRICES

Kr 150,- – All performances Midtåsen Children Festival
Kr 100,-/200,- – Café Concerts (ticket sale on the venue)*
Kr 225,- – Silence Concert.*
Kr 325,- – Concerts in the park and by the pond, Midtåsen*
Kr 450,- – Chamber Concerts Arnebergstuen* – incl. drinks
Kr. 1.195,- – French evening and Operetta evening! – 5 course meal and entertainment (ex. drinks) (waiting list)

Ticket sale at Norli bokhandel, Storgaten 9, Sandefjord and at Hjertnes kulturhus – tlf. 33416760 or hjertnes.no/kulturelt-initiativ/

*Persons under the age of 20:
kr. 100,- Concerts and Cafékonserter
kr. 200,- Chamber Concerts Arnebergstuen – incl. drinks

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 Young Musicians of the Year – Kristine Emilie Krüger, viola Marie Agnethe Pihl, trumpet, Marie Lille Haugen, flute, and Magnus Lille Haugen, marimba.

Café Midtåsen:
11. – 15. and 21.07 – Mathilde S. Marjavara, Jørgen Backer, Bernhard Greter and Marie Agnethe Pihl.

Café Italiano:
12. – 20. and 22.07 – Mariann Fjeld Solberg, Magnus D. Kjeldal, Torgeir Koppang and Marie Lille Haugen.

Farmers at the Café:
13. – 18. and 23.07 – Christina Jønsi, Filip Håkestad, Sakarias Tranvåg, Torgeir Koppang and Magnus Lille Haugen.

Café d’amore:
14. – 16. and 19.07 ¬– Siri Kval Ødegård, Ole Morten Velde, Bernhard Greter, and Kristine Emilie Krüger.

KULTURELT INITIATIV IN COLLABORATION WITH:

MAIN SPONSORS:

Jotun
Odd Gleditsch
Rusken
Jotron
Einar Abrahamsen
Hvallfangstens hus
Leo Invest AS
Sandefjords Blad
CSD
Bk Grafisk

SUPPORT BY THE PUBLIC AND FOUNDATIONS:

Sandefjord kommune
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB - Dextra
Vestfold og Telemark fylkeskommune
Anders Jahres Humanitære stiftelse
Kulturdirektoratet
Den Østerrikske Ambassade

Scandic Park Sandefjord – Unike Hoteller

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