MIDTÅSEN CULTURE FESTIVAL JULY 10 – 24

FANTASIA! – Fifteen years ago Midtåsen was opened to the public, and the aim was to make the property into the most unique culture arena. Fantasy and creativity should flourish and lead to presentation of art and culture in exciting forms on new venues. Through 423 performances we have explored the possibilities of the site – challenging our own fantasy and creativity to the outmost – all with focus on presenting classical music in new, inspiring ways. Built on music by the great masters we are aiming to noble their art in collaboration with our best singers, musicians – and the audience.

The activity has led to twelve new productions for children and families – all of them created especially for arena Midtåsen. To be honest – we do enjoy walking around in the nature, getting inspired by all the picturesque images. It’s just like Pictures at an exhibition – which is the subtitle of our new children performance. We really hope it will provoke your curiosity as well.

By the waterlilies in the beautiful pond your thoughts may easily be drawn to water sprites, trolls and Norwegian fairy tales – but also to Monets fantastic paintings. This year we should remind ourselves that on the day after the Armistice was signed after the First World War in 1918, Monet gave some of his finest paintings to the French nation as a Monument to peace! It’s really worth a thought in today’s Europe.

Culture is the glue of society – and we should now strengthen the gluing after a long period of challenging times. Please join us in making this summer’s festival at Midtåsen the best ever! Become a Kulturvenn and bring along someone you really care for to unique experiences in Arnebergstuen, in the Sculpture Pavilion, in the park – and around in the nature!

You are heartily welcome!

Tickets available on hjertnes.no and Norli bokhandel from June 7.

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 etc.

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. Another new venue for our cultural initiatives is Høyjord Stave Church, where we ask you to join us for a concert in the end of August.

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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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