For the first time, a European Concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker will take place in Norway, or more precisely: in a beautiful Baroque church in the mining town of Røros, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Berlin Phiharmonic Orchestra’s enthusiasm about the German-Norwegian mining history has resulted in a tailor made symphonic festive day in the Norwegian mountains.
Simon Rattle will conduct the orchestra, playing works by Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn and Ludvig van Beethoven. The soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor will be the young Norwegian Vilde Frang, who is not only a wonderful virtuoso, but also “has the knack of breathing life into every note” (BBC Music Magazine).
The event will take place on May 1 and unfortunately there are no tickets left. However, music lovers all over the world can experience the concerts via television.
May 1 is considered the birthday of the Berlin Philharmoniker. On that day in 1882 the musicians revolted against an autocratic owner and took responsibility for the operation and musical development of the orchestra.
Last year the birthday event was a concert in Acropolis, Athens.
Sensational Concert in Norway, written by Tor Kjolberg