Festival program 2018

Welcome to "intimate encounters with great music" in Aurdal in Valdres, Norway!  

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the Hemsing Festival from 21st-25th February 2018.

The program and list of artists will be announced a bit later.

Wednesday 21.02
  • 19:00 Tasting with tones

    "Tasting with tones", a four course dinner with music at Nythun Høyfjellstue

    A four course meal of the highest quality, made from local ingredients, will be served.

    Artists from the festival will have short performances between the meals.

    Toastmaster for the evening is pianist Tor Espen Aspaas.

    We please ask the audience to arrive Nythun at 6.30pm in order to be ready for dinner at 7pm.

     

    NOK 850 (book via ticketmaster.no or directly to Nythun)

Thursday 22.02
  • 10:30 Art exhibition at Galleri Hilsen Thursday

    Open house from 10.30am - 4pm in Gallery Hilsen in Fagernes.

    Laila Eva Hilsen from Valdres is a painter, graphic and drawing artist. She presents her own works in the art gallery.

    Free entrance

  • 16:30 Lecture and "majel"

    Lecture and ‘majel’ - a local dish consisting of soup with vegetables and meat) at Frydenlund skysstasjon in Aurdal.

    Lecture with Erling Dahl jr.: "The Lonely Wanderer Op. 43 nr. 2- Grieg's walkers with sideways to Hamsun's".

     

    NOK 225

  • 19:00 Opening Concert

    Opening concert in Aurdal Church.

    Host: Erling Dahl jr.

    Duration: 1h 20min

     

    NOK 320 / 220

Friday 23.02
  • 10:30 Guided ski tour 1

    Guided ski tour (approx. 13km) from Nythun Høyfjellstue to the concert Musikksporet (The Musical Trail) in Aurdal mountain church in Aurdalsåsen at 1pm.

    Please meet at Nythun at 10.00. Bring a packed lunch.

  • 10:30 Art exhibition at Galleri Hilsen Friday

     

    Open house from 10.30am - 4pm with a short musical performance by artists from the festival at 11 am at Gallery Hilsen in Fagernes.

    Laila Eva Hilsen from Valdres is a painter, graphic and drawing artist. She presents her own works in the art gallery.

    Free entrance

  • 13:00 Rakfisk Forte Fortissimo

    Rakfisk Forte Fortissimo, a mini-concert with lunch at Noraker Gard in Aurdal. Buffet with specialty and local food, and lecture with Nils Noraker about the farm and making of the Rakfisk. Performance with artists from the festival.

    Glass art exhibition by Brit Noraker, and guided tour for those who wish.

    Artists

    Ingrid Andsnes

    Adrian Angelico

    Eldbjørg Hemsing

     

    Please meet at Noraker farm at 12.30pm.

     

    NOK 500 (book via ticketmaster.no or directly to Inger Raagholdt, inger@hemsingfestival.com)

    For those traveling to Nordaker Farm at 1pm will get breakfast at 9am at Nythun Høyfjellstue as well as lunch served at the mini concert at 1pm. 

  • 13:00 The Musical Trail 1

    Musikksporet (The Musical Trail), a matiné concert in Aurdal Mountain Church in Aurdalsåsen.

    Host: Erling Dahl jr.

    Duration: 45 min

    This is a unique opportunity to experience classical music combined with outdoor activities in beautiful surroundings and overlooking Jotunheimen. The audience has the choice to ski to the concert venue, and test the beautiful ski slopes in the area, attend the concert in full ski outfits and enjoy 45 minutes of classical music, before continuing the ski trip. 

    It is possible to drive to the church as well. 

    Transport is offered back to Nythun Høyfjellstue after the concert in order to change clothes and return to Aurdal for further program at the festival. Contact Nythun for booking of transport: post@nythun.com / +47 613 57 930.

    Program

    Louis Spohr: Sonata for two violins in G-major Op.3 no 3

    Henning Kaggerud, Ragnhild Hemsing 

     

    Maurice Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello (1920-22)

    1. Allegro

    2. Trèf vif

    3. Lent

    4. Vif

    Ragnhild Hemsing, Alexey Stadler

     

    Schubert, Franz: String quartet no 12 in C-minor, D.703, Quartettsatz

    Henning Kaggerud, Ragnhild Hemsing, Dana Zemtsov, Alexey Stadler

     

    NOK 275 / 180

  • 15:30 Music aperitif

    Music aperitif at Frydenlund Skysstasjon. Gløgg (non-alcoholic mulled wine) and snacks will be served with music before the concert in Aurdal Church at 5.30pm. 

    It is within walking distance to the church.

     

     

    NOK 100 / 50 

    Transport with horse and carriage is offered from Frydenlund to Aurdal church. Book with Hemsing Festival, info@hemsingfestival.com, before 1 February 2018.

    NOK 200 per person.

  • 17:30 Schubert & Brahms - "twin souls"

    Host: Erling Dahl jr. 

    Duration: 1h 30 min

    We will hear great works from these two masters. Brahms admired Schubert, and played several of his pieces, e.g. the Trout Quintet in 1855 and 1856. He had great respect for Schubert and was much inspired by him as a composer and artist.

    Program

    Franz Schubert: String Quartet no 14 in D-minor "Death and the Maiden"

    Goldmund Quartet

     

    Johannes Brahms: Piano quintet in F-minor, op. 34

    Henning Kaggerud, Eldbjørg Hemsing, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, Alexey Stadler, Ingrid Andsnes

     

    NOK 295 / 200

  • 20:30 I kveldsetun "Late Night concert" with FUNN - traces of Sámi music in Valdres

    I Kveldsetun in Aurdal Church.

    Duration: 1h 10min

     

    Performers

    Frode Fjellheim, synth and vocals

    Ragnhild Hemsing, violin and Hardanger fiddle (N: hardingfele)

    Ole Aastad Bråten, droned zither (N: langeleik)

    Hildegunn Øiseth, Billy Goat Horn (N: bukkehorn) and trumpet

    Snorre Bjerck, percussion

    Mattis Kleppen, bass

     

    NOK 295 / 200

Saturday 24.02
  • 10:30 Guided ski tour 2

    Guided ski tour (approx. 13km) from Nythun Høyfjellstue to the concert Musikksporet (The Musical Trail) in Aurdal mountain church in Aurdalsåsen at 1pm.

    Please meet at Nythun at 10am. Bring a packed lunch.

  • 13:00 The Musical Trail 2 - "dissonating Bach and Mozart"

    Musikksporet (The Musical Trail), a matiné concert in Aurdal Mountain Church in Aurdalsåsen.

    Host: Erling Dahl jr.

    Duration: 45 min

    This is a unique opportunity to experience classical music combined with outdoor activities in beautiful surroundings and overlooking Jotunheimen. The audience has the choice to ski to the concert venue, and test the beautiful ski slopes in the area, attend the concert in full ski outfits and enjoy 45 minutes of classical music, before continuing the ski trip. 

    It is possible to drive to the church as well. 

    Transport is offered back to Nythun Høyfjellstue after the concert in order to change clothes and return to Aurdal for further program at the festival. Contact Nythun for booking of transport: post@nythun.com / +47 613 57 930.

    Program

    J.S. Bach: From "Inventions for String Trio" BWV 787-801

    Eldbjørg Hemsing, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, Stephan Koncz

     

    W.A. Mozart: Dissonance Quartet in C-major k.456

    Goldmund Quartet

     

    NOK 275 / 180

     

     

     

  • 13:00 Family concert

    Family concert in Frikar-Smia in Aurdal

    Duration: 60min

     

    NOK 250 (adults)

    NOK 0 for children under 16 years old

  • 15:30 Lecture recital

    Lecture recital "Ich werde im Himmel hören..." Beethovens last piano sonata. 

    Tor Espen Aspaas tells the story and plays along. 

    Place: festsal in Valdres Folk Museum in Fagernes.

     

    NOK 200 / 100

  • 17:30 Chamber evening - "The clear night"

    The clear night, a chamber evening in Aurdal church

    Host: Erling Dahl jr. 

    Duration: 1h 30min

     

    Program

    W.A. Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major k.493

    Henning Kaggerud, Dana Zemtsov, Stephan Koncz, Yulianna Avdeeva

     

    Dance and choreography by Hallgrim Hansegård

     

    Arnold Schönberg: "Verklärte Nacht", for string sextet op. 4

    Eldbjørg Hemsing, Ragnhild Hemsing, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, Dana Zemtsov, Alexey Stadler, Stephan Koncz

     

    NOK 290 / 200

  • 19:30 Concert Quiz

    We start the Saturday evening with an informal and fun music quiz. Bente Hemsing leads the quiz, and artists form the festival will perform. There are varied questions in between music pieces that the audience can answer individually or in groups.

    Duration: 60min

    Local food and drinks can be purchased in SMIA both Friday and Saturday night.

     

    NOK 250 / 150.

    Aftenposten, NOK 204  

    NB! Collective ticket for Saturday evening for Concert Quiz and Virtuosen, NOK 350 / 285.

  • 21:00 The Virtuoso

    The Virtuoso - Classical show-pieces and virtuoso music.

    Hosts: Knut Aastad Bråten and Ole Aastad Bråten.

    Duration: 1h 15min

    Local food and drinks can be purchased in Frikar-Smia both Friday and Saturday night.  

     

    NOK 290 / 190   

    NB! Collective ticket for Saturday night for Virtuosen and Concert quiz, NOK 350 / 285.

Sunday 25.02
  • 12:00 Closing concert

    Closing concert in Aurdal church.

    Length: 1h 15 min

     

    NOK 290 / 200