MIDTÅSEN CULTURE FESTIVAL JULY 7 – 21

Midtåsen – 500!!! Wednesday July 10 you may enjoy Kulturelt Initiativ’s performance no. 500 at Midtåsen! The property was opened to the public in 2007 with the intention of creating a most spectacular cultural site, and we have contributed since the very first day. We wish to celebrate the occasion by opening the festival with music from Show Boat – alongside music that might have been played on board the Jahre ships. For instance, by the world-famous opera singer that got a lift from Europa to New York in 1939. There will be a series of chamber music concerts where the very best of Norwegian musicians introduce you to Merry pranks, the Master of pianists – Rachmaninov, and Trout as the main course! Amatis Trio is an ECHO from the continent!

A total of 13 performances have been created especially for the Midtåsen Children Festival over the years. Mozart’s fairy tale of an opera – The Magic Flute – you may enjoy every summer from now on. But we are also staging a sparkling new production – Sweetheart Soda! – based on Donizetti’s comic opera L’Elisir d’amore.

Tickets at hjertnes.no and Norli bokhandel from June 1.

OUR INITIATIVES 2024

MIDTÅSEN
CULTURE FESTIVAL

What a journey it’s been since Midtåsen was opened to the public in 2007 – hoping that the site would develop into a most fantastic cultural arena. We succeeded – and we therefore proudly mark KI’s performance no. 500! This summer will see some great concerts in the Arnebergstuen and the Sculpture Pavilion, performances by the pond and in the forest. And we begin in the park with music from Show Boat – also asking if there were any music and show aboard the Jahre ships.

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MIDTÅSEN
CHILDREN FESTIVAL

We would like all children to have the opportunity to experience Mozart’s fairytale of an opera – The Magic Flute! So, therefore Papageno will welcome you to the Children Festival every year from now on! ……but please be aware of the scary fire-breathing dragon!

There will also be a world premier this summer – for the cheerful play Sweetheart Soda!

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SSENS TRIO
AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2024

The season at Midtåsen starts with a concert in Midtåsen Sculpture Pavilion June 2 – when we invite you to Serenades performed by the string trio, Ssens Trio. We do have a couple of things to celebrate with them! In the weekend September 14 – 15 there will be a world premiere of a new piece – which will also be performed in the Sculpture Pavilion.

Autumn Festival 2024 presents the very finest of chamber music played by the Engegårdkvartetten – and the Nordic Voices will present some quite exciting moods.

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PROGRAMME

SUNDAY 7 JULY
20.00 SHOW BOAT – in the park, Midtåsen
The festival singers and pianist

Concert at Hjertnes Concert Hall if bad weather conditions

TUESDAY 9 JULY
12.00 Café Midtåsen
17.00 The Magic Flute
19.00 Merry pranks! Wind quintet and piano – Arnebergstuen
Andreassen, Silva, Pedersen, Dahl, Semenov and Ihle Hadland
Ibert, Milhaud, Arnold, Poulenc and Strauss

WEDNESDAY 10 JULY
12.00 Café Napolitano
17.00 Sweetheart Soda!
19.00 Eine kleine Nachtmusik – Arnebergstuen
Schantz, Sæbø, Bedouelle and Nesdal Sandnes
Mozart, Rózsa and Ravel

THURSDAY 11 JULY
12.00 Café Puccini
17.00 The Magic Flute
19.00 Rachmaninov – Master of the piano! Christian Ihle Hadland – Arnebergstuen
Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninovs

FRIDAY 12 JULY
12.00 Café Midtåsen
17.00 Sweetheart Soda!

SATURDAY 13 JULY
12.00 Café KI?
15.00 SCULPTURE – Sounds of Stone? Ludvig Gudim, violin –
The Sculpture Pavilion
19.00 French evening – Bankettsalen, Park Hotel (waiting list)

SUNDAY 14 JULY
12.00 Café Napolitano
15.00 SCULPTURE – Sounds of Stone? Ludvig Gudim, violin –
The Sculpture Pavilion
17.00 Sweetheart Soda!
19.00 Sunday Night at the Cinema! – Arnebergstuen
Waagaard, Braaten, Huse, Bredesen, Backer, Gudim

TUESDAY 16 JULY
12.00 Café Puccini
17.00 The Magic Flute
19.00 Amatis Trio – ECHO! – Arnebergstuen
Beethoven, Suk, Mendelssohn

WEDNESDAY 17 JULY
12.00 Café KI?
17.00 Sweetheart Soda!
19.00 Operetta evening – Arnebergstuen (waiting list)

THURSDAY 18 JULY
12.00 Café Midtåsen
17.00 The Magic Flute
19.00 Trout for the main course! – Arnebergstuen
Amatis Trio, Ringstad, Ryland
Schubert, Mahler, Liszt

FRIDAY 19 JULY
12.00 Café KI?
17.00 The Magic Flute

SATURDAY 20 JULY
12.00 Café Puccini
15.00 Haugtussa, song and dance – The pond, Midtåsen
Askvik, Waagaard, Lømo, Støvind

SUNDAY 21 JULY
12.00 Café Napolitano
15.00 Haugtussa, song and dance – The pond, Midtåsen
Askvik, Waagaard, Lømo, Støvind
17.00 Sweetheart Soda!

TICKET PRICES

Kr 150 – All performances Midtåsen Children Festival
Kr 225 – Concerts at the Sculpture Pavilion*
Kr 250/100 – Café Concerts (ticket sale at the venue)*
Kr 325 – Concert in the park and by the pond*
Kr 450 – Chamber Concerts Arnebergstuen* – incl. drinks
Kr 1.275 – 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 Café Concerts
kr 200 Chamber Concert 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 Talents of the Year –Nora Arentz Hagen, soprano, Julian Cach, cello, Odin Andersen, tuba, and Magnus Lille Haugen and Ola Sønstebø – Motus Percussion Duo

Café Midtåsen:
9. – 12. and 18.07 at 12.00 – Mathilde S. Marjavara, Jørgen Backer, Bernhard Greter and Motus percussion Duo

Café Napolitano:
10. – 14 and 21.07 at 12.00 – Eira Huse, Sofia Nesje Enger,
Ole Morten Velde, Olga Jørgensen and Nora Arentz Hagen.

Café Puccini:
11. – 16. and 20.07 at 12.00 – Mariann Fjeld Solberg, Renate Ekerhovd, Simen Bredesen, Bernhard Greter and Julian Cach.

Café KI?:
13. – 17. and 19. 07 at 12.00 – Christina Jønsi, Filip Håkestad, Sakarias Tranvåg, Olga Jørgensen and Odin Andersen.

KULTURELT INITIATIV IN COLLABORATION WITH:

Jotun
Odd Gleditsch
Sandefjords Blad
Jotron
Einar Abrahamsen
Hvallfangstens hus
Leo Invest AS
CSD
Sandefjord kommune
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB - Dextra
Vestfold og Telemark fylkeskommune
Anders Jahres Humanitære stiftelse
Den tyske ambassade

BK-Industrier – Scandic Park Sandefjord – Unike Hoteller

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