MIDTÅSEN CULTURE FESTIVAL JULY 5 – 19

Ludwig van Beethoven loved nature! He would have been delighted to stroll over the green bridge at Midtåsen to the scene by the brook – listened to the nightingale and rejoiced with the merry assembly of countryfolk! What he could experience here is like a source of inspiration to the most beautiful pastoral compositions!

By the full moon he would have enjoyed the view of the universe – high above the golden lit fiord – and probably been inspired to compose a sonata in honour of the moonlight.

We are proud to present a new exciting music festival at Midtåsen from July 5 to 19. With 36 performances originated from the celebration of the Master’s 250th anniversary, we hope all of you – children and adults – will enjoy the wide range of activities. You are heartily welcome!

Tickets available on hjertnes.no and Norli bokhandel from June 2.

OUR INITIATIVES 2020

MIDTÅSEN CULTURE FESTIVAL

When Ludwig van Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 he was already renowned as a virtuoso performer on the Hammerklavier. We therefore find it appropriate and important to present this instrument to our audience during the anniversary. In four concerts you may listen to it as a solo instrument and in sonatas for cello and violin. It’s also nice to programme his opus 1 for Piano Trio, and quartets and quintets – both from the master himself and of composers that were inspired by his compositions. The opening concert of the festival is named after one of the mostly played musical pieces in the world – The Moonlight Sonata – and we do admit that we got goosebumps when we realized there is a full moon on that very evening. What a way to mark his great jubilee!

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MIDTÅSEN CHILDREN FESTIVAL

The scenery at Midtåsen has been of great inspiration for making the various performances for children. Since we started the children festival in 2007, there are now 11 performances created especially for Midtåsen as a cultural arena. All the elements are there actually – it’s just to find them and to put them together to the most exciting performances. Ludwig van Beethoven was also inspired by nature. While celebrating his 250th anniversary he is so fortunate to meet his namesake Ludvig by the beautiful pond in the wood. In the other performance you can meet Hänsel und Gretel enjoying themselves singing and dancing until they are sent into the deep forest to pick berries……

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TO BEETHOVEN –
OR NOT TO BEETHOVEN

Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the greatest musical geniuses the world has ever seen. He was born on the 16th of December 1770, and the whole musical world are now looking forward to celebrating his 250th anniversary through his unique musical creations! He, and his compositions are the most often played classical music in the whole world – year after year!

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PROGRAMME

SUNDAY 5. JULY

21.00: Moonlight Sonata Concert – in the park at Midtåsen
The Festivals singers and pianists
By the full moon at approx. 01.00 – the complete Moonlight Sonata

TUESDAY 7. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

17.00: Hänsel und Gretel

19.00: Grieg Trio – Hjertnes kulturhus
Beethoven and Shostakovich

WEDESNDAY 8. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

17.00: Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!

19.00: Operetta evening – Arnebergstuen (waiting list)

THURSDAY 9. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

17.00: Hänsel und Gretel

19.00: Schhh! Piano quintet! – Hjertnes kulturhus
Grieg Trio, Sonoko M. Welde, violin and Eivind H. Ringstad, viola
Schumann and Shostakovich

FRIDAY 10. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

17.00: Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!

SATURDAY 11. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

15.00: Hammerklavier and cello – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Tor E. Aspaas and Kjersti Rydsaa
Beethoven Cello Sonatas no. 1 and 2

17.00: Hänsel und Gretel

SUNDAY 12. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

15.00: Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Liv Glaser, hammerklavier and Edvard Erdal, violin
Meditative Beethoven

17.00: Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!

19.00: The Viennese Golden Age – Hjertnes kulturhus
Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert

TUESDAY 14. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

17.00: Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!

19.00: French evening – Bankettsalen, Scandic Park Sandefjord

WEDNESDAY 15. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

17.00: Hänsel und Gretel

THURSDAY 16. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

17.00: Hänsel und Gretel

19.00: Hemsing and Aspaas – Hjertnes kulturhus
From Beethoven to Myllarguten
Ragnhild Hemsing, violin and hardingfele, Tor E. Aspaas, klaver

FRIDAY 17. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

17.00: Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!

19.00: Opus13 – Hjertnes kulturhus
Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn

SATURDAY 18. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

15.00: Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Liv Glaser, hammerklavier and Edvard Erdal, violin
Meditative Beethoven

17.00: Hänsel und Gretel

SUNDAY 19. JULY

12.00: Café Concert

15.00: Silence Concert – Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong
Liv Glaser, hammerklavier and Edvard Erdal, violin
Meditative Beethoven

17.00: Ludvig and Ludwig – lovers of nature!

TICKET PRICES

Kr 150,- – All performances Midtåsen Children Festival
Kr 200,-/100,- – Café Concerts (ticket sale on the venue)*
Kr 200,- – Concerts at Midtåsen skulpturpaviljong.*
Kr 300,- – Moonlight Sonata Concert, in the park Midtåsen*
Kr 350,- – Chamber Concerts at Hjertnes kulturhus*
Kr 995,- – French evening and Operetta evening! – 5 course meal and entertainment (ex. drinks) (waiting list)

*Persons under the age of 18: kr 100,- 

Ticket sale starts June 2 at Norli bokhandel, Storgaten 9, Sandefjord and at Hjertnes kulturhus – tlf. 33416760 or hjertnes.no

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 – Rebecca Nøstrud Isaksen, violin, Sina Lauvålien, viola, Jakob Bjønnes and Samuel Sabbah, piano.

Café Midtåsen  July 7 – 14 – 18
Mathilde S. Marjavara, Jørgen Backer, Markus Kvits

Café Mezzo July 8 – 12 – 17
Désirée Baraula, Gro Bente Kjellevold, Markus Kvits

Summercafé July 9 – 16 – 19
Ingvild G. Loen, Magnus D. Kjeldal, Anders Gleditsch

Wienercafé July 10 – 11 – 15
Silvia Moi, Magnus Staveland, Ivar A. Waagaard

KULTURELT INITIATIV IN COLLABORATION WITH:

PRINCIPAL PARTNER:

Odd Gleditsch

MAIN SPONSORS:

Jotun
Rusken
Einar Abrahamsen
Andebu Sparebank
Jotron
Hvallfangstens hus
Thor Dahl
Dukken 3
Sandefjords Blad
Skagerak Energi

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

CSD Sealing & Protecting Systems AS – Unike Hoteller – bk

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