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17. September 2021, 18.00

Ragnhild Berstad
– trãnseõ (UA)
Øyvind Torvund
– Plans (UA)
Lars Petter Hagen
– Gestern (UA)
Andile Wiseman Khumalo
– The Broken Mirrors of Time (UA)

Conductor: Bas Wiegers

Ragnhild Berstads trãnseõ uses special glass instruments that were developed in collaboration with the glass artist Vidar Koksvik. The idea that glass is both immutable and fragile – that it won’t rust or fade, but at the same time can break in the blink of an eye – is at the heart of the work.

Øyvind Torvunds Plans is part of an on-going series in which the orchestra plays “sketches” of works that are never written. It lets Torvund’s magical, playful and radical imagination run wild.

Yesterday is a continuation of Lars Petter Hagen’s reflections on the past – on cultural history and memory. It is based on the writings of Stefan Zweig and the orchestral repertoire from 1900-1939.

The evening ends with a new work by the South African composer Andile Khumalo. Inspired by the Covid death of a pianist friend, the ten-minute piece eases the battle between piano and orchestra with an emphasis on marimba and woodcut.

Text: Ultima Festival


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