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Arctic Chamber Music Festival

Type:Festival

Longyearbyen, 9170, Longyearbyen

Tel: 99387810

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About

The world's northernmost classical festival made by the world's northernmost orchestra - featuring classical and contemporary music, dance and unique experiences on a top notch level at the top of the world.

Get ready for a spectacular experience - and, for sure, an exotic and unusual combination. Classical music of high quality, combined with the breathtaking surroundings of the Arctic landscapes.

In the days between February 15th - 18th 2018, the musicians of the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra with friends will fill Svalbard with music, presenting some of their highlights from the orchestra program.

Arctic Philharmonic is the orchestra that forms a base for the whole festival. The orchestra have a unique structure, being based in two Norwegian towns, Bodø and Tromsø, and performes in several different constellations - as SInfonietta, Chamber Orchestra and the full Symphony Orchestra - as well as smaller groups. The orchestras home base comprises the entire Northern Norway and the High North, thus Longyearbyen is a natural location for the Arctic Philharmonic.

PROGRAMME LISTING
The world's northernmost classical festival featuring music, dance and unique experiences on a top notch level at the top of the world. 

Thursday 15th Feb

6:00 pm Huset 
Festival opening concert:
Masterpieces (Sibelius, Haydn, Tchaikovsky).
Kraggerud, Mørk, Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
(*concert finishes at 7.00 pm - you can make it to the next event still!)
390,-ord /150,- student

7.00 pm Funken Lodge
Winemakers Dinner & Opera
5 course dinner + singers from 
Arctic Chamber Music Festival
(aperitif from 7.00 - 7.30 pm. Dinner starts at 7.30pm)
SOLD OUT
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Friday 16th Feb

12:00 am Svalbard Museum
Lunch Concert: Berwald’s Septet
Musicians from Arctic Philharmonic
free admission

5:30 pm Galleri Svalbard
Death and the Maiden (Schubert)
Arctic Philharmonic String Quartet
Introduction: Leif Magne Helgesen, Vicar Svalbard Church
290,- ord / 110,- student

7:00 pm Kulturhuset 
Witch Hunt/
When the Raven Black turns White (Rehnquist)
Solset, Weiss, Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta 
390,-ord /150,- student

9:00 pm Kulturhuset
Winterreise (Schubert)
Langvik (baritone), Jæger
290,- ord / 110,- student

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Saturday 17th Feb

12:00 am Longyearbyen Folkebibliotek 
Topelius variations
Music & story for kids (5-9 yrs)
Kraggerud, Arctic Philharmonic String Quartet
Reading by Aggie Frost
free admission

12:00 am Artica Svalbard
Wind Quintet & Soup (Nielsen)
Musicians from Arctic Philharmonic
free admission

2:00 – 4:00 pm Artica Svalbard
Make your own instrument
Workshop for kids
Nordnorsk Vitensenter, Arctic Philharmonic
free admission

1:00 pm Longyearbyen Kulturhus
Different Landscapes (Britten, Tavener)
Solset, Gimse, Bilsbak 
290,- ord / 110,- student

2:00 pm Galleri Svalbard 
Tension of time (Kodàly, Beethoven)
Kraggerud, Mørk, strings from the Arctic Philharmonic
290,- ord / 110,- student

Saturday 7:00 pm Longyearbyen Kulturhus 
Master of dance (Stravinsky)
Solset, Vorren, Østbye, Weiss, 
Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta 
390,-ord /150,- student

9:00 pm Gruve 3 
Schostakovich at mine no. 3
Kraggerud, Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
with photos from Longyearbyen Fotoklubb
**Free buss transport. Buss leaves at 20.15 from Coop. Return from mine no 3 at 22.15.
**Tickets for the concert can be bought on site. Payment by card.
390,-ord /150,- student

9:00 pm Funken Lodge
Late Night Opera 
Operapub with Langvik, Sandegren,
Solset, Borge, Jæger
220,- ord / 110,- student

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Sunday 18th Feb

12:00 am Longyearbyen Bibliotek 
What is sound?
Music & science for kids
Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta
& Science Centre of Northern Norway
Narrator Astrid Wara 
age: 7-12
free admission

12:00 am Longyearbyen Kulturhus 
Chamberlove & Jealousy (Schuman, Brahms)
Kraggerud, Mørk, Gimse, Lien Schulerud, Neher
290,- ord / 110,- student

5:00 pm Artica Svalbard
Chopin by Vecchio
Performance by Maria Adele del Vecchio

PRACTICAL INFO
*Please see our website for more info*
***Tickets are sold via our website. Discount for students.
***Tickets are also sold at the different venues.
***Concerts and events for children have free admission.
***For the concert at Mine no3, there will be a bus transporting the audience, departing from Coop at 20.15 hrs. The bus transport is free of charge. Return time ca 22.15 hrs from Mine no 3 to the Longyearbyen centre.

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