And Soloist Tora Augestad

Chamber Symphony with Terje Tønnesen

Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony is one of his most well-known works and he dedicated it to his own dramatic life. You will hear this piece as well as music by other composers, like Händel with Tora Augestad as the soloist.

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Popular Soloist

Tora Augestad studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She has done a lot of recordings with her ensemble Music for a While, and with artists like Ketil Bjørnstad, Jan Eggum and the Norwegian Soloists Choir. She had her debut in 1994 with the musical Annie. After her studies she has been a popular soloist in Norway as well as abroad. Augestad has a master’s degree in cabaret singing and her focus is on genres like jazz, musical theatre, cabaret and contemporary music.

In this concert Tora Augestad will perform music by Händel, Purcell and John Eccles.

Tora Augestad. Foto: Thomas Olsen

 

 

A Living Legend

The living legend Terje Tønnesen is back. Many of us remember the great concert with him in Grønnåsen Church in Tromsø in 2021. Between 1977 and 2021 he was the artistic leader of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, and between 1983 and 2020 he was 1st concertmaster of the Oslo Philharmonic. In 2015 he was knighted 1st class of the Order of St. Olav.

In this concert he will lead the chamber orchestra in Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony. The chamber symphony was originally written as a string quartet (no. 8), but it was later arranged for chamber orchestra as Chamber Symphony in c minor. This piece is one of Shostakovich’s most well-known works and it is a product of his life behind the Iron Curtain.

As well as the composers already mentioned, you will hear the more cheerful Don Quixote Suite by Telemann.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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