AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2022

What about exploring more of Franz Schubert’s music? He was born 225 years ago, which we are celebrating through this year’s Autumn Festival – at the same time as we are introducing you to new concert halls in collaboration with excellent musicians.

For the third year running we’re arranging the Autumn Festival in the first weekend of October. This year we would like to introduce you to the new concert hall FKA in the Hjertnes complex – a hall supplied with a digital acoustic system which we have not tried out on classical music so far. A fantastic contribution to all the arenas we already do have in Sandefjord. Will this be the new chamber music hall, we wonder – well aware of the fact that the concert with the two Schubert string quartets will take place in The Green Hall at Park Hotel. A hall in the best of Wiener style!

Christian Ihle Hadland has the honour of playing the first concert of classical music in FKA, and he would like to programme music by three Sch-composers in his recital: Schubert, Schumann and Schostakovich. A really exciting start to the festival!

The Green Hall at Park Hotel gives us the impression of Viennese grandeur – and thereby of Schubert’s home town. A perfect setting for performances of his String Quartet in G major, D. 887 and Death and the Maiden, D. 810 by the Engegård Quartet. In the interval we’ll introduce you to the Lied which the last quartet is based on. A short opera in itself with two characters: the death and the maiden.

The solo string players of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra – Elise Båtnes, violin, Henninge Båtnes Landaas, viola, Louisa Tuck, cello and Kenneth Ryland, double bass, join the pianist Christian Ihle Hadland for the last concert of the Autumn Festival. They introduce us to Schubert’s beautiful Sonata in A major, D 574 and the piano trio Notturno, D. 897 before all five musicians conclude the festival with one of the most outstanding pieces in the chamber music repertoire: The Trout Quintet. D. 667.

Tickets: NOK 375,-/100,- (youth under the age of 20) + fee

07.10: https://hjertnes.no/hostfestival-2022-christian-ihle-hadland-g9skj3p/
08.10: https://hjertnes.no/hostfestival-2022-engegard-quartet-o5x1kn/
09.10: https://hjertnes.no/hostfestival-2022-forelle-kvintetten-etc-i6p2yk/

For subscription of all three concerts: NOK 900,-/240,-, please contact Kulturelt Initiativ by e-mail: [email protected]

We leave the programme of last summer’s festival on the website as a happy memory of an eventful summer – and have the pleasure of announcing the dates of Midtåsen Culture Festival 2023: July 9 – 23.

OUR INITIATIVES 2022

MIDTÅSEN CULTURE FESTIVAL

It took us nearly two years to carry out all the plans for celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary – and we will of course stay on in Vienna – the capital of classical music. Franz Schubert followed Beethoven, and we are focusing on his great music in 2022 since he was born 225 years ago. So, what’s nicer than staging a Schubertiade – as he did with his friends and patrons. There will also be plenty of Mozart and Brahms – and the famous operetta composers. Well actually – you may join us on a musical journey throughout Europe – and even on a trip to America with a Tenor i Saxa!

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MIDTÅSEN CHILDREN FESTIVAL

The two last years Ludvig from Pinchcliffe and Ludwig van Beethoven showed how much they appreciate the nature at Midtåsen. 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 whole new world!

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
OCTOBER 7 – 9

Think about the possibility of being in the position of opening a brand new concert hall! It must be something like unwrapping the most glorious present on Christmas Day! For the third year running we invite you to an Autumn Festival in the first weekend of October – and at the same time welcome you to a new arena.

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PROGRAMME

SUNDAY 10 JULY

21.00 The Moonlight Sonata Concert – the park, Midtåsen
The festival singers and pianist
Concert at Hjertnes Concert Hall if bad weather conditions

TUESDAY 12 JULY

12.00  Café Salute!
17.00  FANTASIA!
19.00  CHopin and CHristian – Arnebergstuen
Christian Ihle Hadland, piano
Mazurkas op. 41, Impromptus, Etudes from op. 25.

WEDNESDAY 13 JULY

12.00  Café Midtåsen
17.00  The Magic Flute
19.00  Tenor i Saxa – Arnebergstuen
Håkon Kornstad Trio – Kornstad, Haltli, Eilertsen

THURSDAY 14 JULY

12.00  Café Momus
17.00  FANTASIA!
19.00 French evening – Bankettsalen, Scandic Park Sandefjord (waiting list)

FRIDAY 15 JULY

12.00  Café d’amour!
17.00  The Magic Flute

SATURDAY 16 JULY

12.00  Café Midtåsen
15.00  Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Flute Sounds!
Ingrid and Maria Ose, flutes
17.00  The Magic Flute

SUNDAY 17 JULY

12.00  Café Salute!
15.00  Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Flute Sounds!
Ingrid and Maria Ose, flutes
17.00  FANTASIA!
19.00  Schubertiade
Festival singers and musicians

TUESDAY 19 JULY

12.00  Café d’amour!
17.00  The Magic Flute
19.00  Opus13 – Arnebergstuen
Tarrodi, Adès, Brahms string quartets

WEDNESDAY 20 JULY

12.00  Café Salute!
17.00  FANTASIA!
19.00  Operetta evening – Arnebergstuen (waiting list)

THURSDAY 21 JULY

12.00  Café Momus
17.00  FANTASIA!
19.00  Dvorak and Schostakovich
Opus13 and Sveinung Bjelland, piano
Dvorak and Schostakovich piano quintets

FRIDAY 22 JULY

12.00  Café d’amour!
17.00  The Magic Flute

SATURDAY 23 JULY

12.00  Café Midtåsen
15.00  Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Organ Sounds – Kåre Norsdstoga, organ
J.S. Bach, Gabrieli, Franck, Nielsen etc.
17.00  The Magic Flute

SUNDAY 24 JULY

12.00  Café Momus
15.00  Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Organ Sounds – Kåre Norsdstoga, organ
J.S. Bach, Gabrieli, Franck, Nielsen etc.
17.00  FANTASIA!

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,- – Moonlight Sonata Concert, in the park Midtåsen*
Kr 450,- – Chamber Concerts Arnebergstuen* – incl. drinks
Kr. 1.095,- – French evening and Operetta evening! – 5 course meal and entertainment (ex. drinks) (waiting list)

Ticket sale starts June 7 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
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 Talents of the Year – Marie Agnethe Pihl, trumpet, Marie Lille Haugen, flute, Kristine Emilie Krüger, viola and Magnus Lille Haugen, marimba

Café d’amour:
15. – 19. and 22.07 – Lucia Cervoni, Magnus D. Kjeldal, Bernhard Greter and Marie Agnethe Pihl

Café Salute:
12. – 17. and 20.07 – Christina Jønsi, Filip Håkestad, Sakarias Tranvåg, Eirik H. Stømner and Marie Lille Haugen

Café Midtåsen:
13. – 16. and 23.07 – Mathilde S. Marjavara, Jørgen Backer, Bernhard Greter and Kristine Emilie Krüger

Café Momus:
14. – 21. and 24.07 ­– Siri Kval Ødegård, Ole Morten Velde, Bernhard Greter, Marie Lille Haugen and Magnus Lille Haugen

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
Kulturrådet

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

Unike Hoteller – bk

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