NEWS ARCHIVE 2007 (Back to current news)

NOV/DEC 2007 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

Review in New York Times of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra concert in Carnegie Hall

BT reviews latest CD-release "BAD NEWS FROM THE DESERT" (Norwegian)

Einar Røttingen, piano, Ricardo Odriozola, violin performs "In between" at AVGARDE, Saturday, November 10 at 20.15

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra performs "Tjat" ("Chatter") on tour, fall 2007, in USA:
4. November: Fairfax
5. November: Annapolis
6. November: Carnegie Hall, New York
More info about the concert in Carnegie Hall
Interview with Knut Vaage about the New York concert (Norwegian)

SEPT/OCT 2007 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

Artist in Residence Bergen-Berlin for October and November 2007

Fat Battery performs "Elektra":
26. October 2007: Tou Scene Stavanger

BrassWind 2007, Kulturhuset USF, Røkeriet: Performances of "Lydfabrikken", Saturday September 29 at 14.00, "Elektra" Sunday September 30 at 13.00 and premiere of new pice "multiMORF" Sunday September 30 at 17.00; for Stavanger Brassband, soloist Victoria Johnson (el.violin), commissioned by Norsk Musikkorpsforbund for Stavanger European Capital of Culture 2008
More about BrassWind (Norwegian)

The Norwegian Army Band, Bergen (Forsvarets Musikkorps Vestlandet -FMKV) release their new CD with contemporary music:
"BAD NEWS FROM THE DESERT"
with works by composers Jon Øyvind Ness, Knut Vaage and James Clapperton
Friday Sept. 28 2007 at 18.00, Røkeriet USF
FMKV will perform selected pieces from the CD
CD sells for special festival-price kr. 150,-
Drinks will be served!
More info (pdf, Norwegian)

AVGARDE, concert, Saturday 15. Sept, at 19.00
"Odyssé"
BIT20 Ensemble

13, 14 and 15 September: Premiere of new piece for Leon Milo (perc/technology) and Susanne Kessel (Piano/voice) at "the Postal Tower", Beethovenfest in Bonn

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra performs "Troll"
13. September in Grieghallen, concert in cooperation with Grieg 07

Fat Battery concerts:
5. September 2007: Parkteateret, Ny Musikk, Oslo

Susanne Kessel plays "Point of View" piano solo at Schumannhaus, Bonn, September 4th

Invitation (pdf, Norwegian) for performance of "A reply to a work for the North Sea: et korverk for Nordsjøen", with works by Knut Vaage, performed by choir "Gneis" at Fedje, Sunday September 2nd at 15.00
Location: On the westside of Fedje, outside the bunkers past Losstasjonen.
More info about the project (pdf, Norwegian)

JULY/AUG 2007 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

New piece, "ArcoLogi II, III and IV", commissioned by De Unges Orkesterforbund, is finished

New piece, "Reflex - fragments and reflections" ("Refleks - fragment og refleksjonar") for orchestra Orkester Norden. Score available at MIC. Premiere on tour in scandinavia summer 2007:
June 30: Ingesund music school, Arvika
July 1: Kongsvinger, Norway at 4.00 pm
July 3: Vara konserthus, Sweden
July 4: Kulturhuset Ytterjärna, Sweden at 7.30 pm
July 5: Stavanger, Norway
Conductor for the tour will be Petri Sakari 

MAY/JUNE 2007 - CONCERTS/PREMIERES/++

Fat Battery concerts:
24. June 2007: Soundwaves Festival, Brighton, UK

June 2, premiere on the project "Song og draum" in kulturhuset Kabuso, Øystese at 19.00
Linda Øvrebø, soprano
Knut Vaage, piano/composer

Wednesday 23 May 
USF VERFTET - VISNINGSROMMET 
Opening at 20:00
THE STORY OF THIS PLACE - NATTJAZZ-EXHIBITION
by Kianga K. Ford
Live concert with: Kianga K. Ford, Knut Vaage, Olav Dale, John Hegre, Magne Thormodsæter, Ivar Thormodsæter

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra performs "Troll"
10. May at Stord (childrens project)

MAR/APR 2007 - ODYSSÈ IN GOTHENBURG

Chamber orchestra of Göteborgs Symfoniker performs "Odysse", 1. April 18.00 at the Concert House in Gothenburg.
Conductor: Peter Szilvay

JAN/FEB 2007 - NEW CD/NEW PIECE/++

Euterpe, chambermusic-series in Tårnsalen at Bergen Kunstmuseum, lysverket, Sunday 18/2 at 13.00 (lasts 1 hour)
Ensemble "Trio i ein fjord" with Reidun Horvei - vocal, Knut Hamre - hardingfiddle, and Geir Botn - piano, perform works by Tøsse, Hvoslef, Vaage and Tveitt

AVGARDE, concert, Saturday 10. Feb, at 19.00
"Elektra 2"
Inga Hlíf Melivnsdóttir, flute
Thorolf Thuestad, electronics

Chamberchoir Gneis, with conductor Tore Kloster, have released a choir-CD, "Aldri før". Music on the CD: "Krets", "Stille, stille...", "Kverni", "Til eit Astrup-bilete" and "Den lange svevnen". Lyrics by Ragnvald Vaage, Olav H. Hauge and Sigurd Helseth.
Buy CD/more info about the choir

"Fortuna" for flute and piano has just been released on the CD "Chromos" with Gro Sandvik and Einar Røttingen. BT has an article about the CD (Norwegian), and you can buy or listen to this CD here

New piece for Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra finished. Info/score (pdf)

"Fortuna" for flute and piano is to be released on CD with Gro Sandvik and Einar Røttingen. (CD-release about 1. febr) 

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