Grand Opening Gala




June 6, 2019

7:00 pm

World class soloist’s and great music! A bright spring and midnight sun outside and a warm and historic atmosphere inside. Welcome to the Arctic Chamber Music Festival’s spectacular opening gala evening at Huset.

This year you have the unique opportunity to meet many of the festival artists together with the Arctic Philharmonic, all in the same concert! The repertoire presented will be some of the greatest music written for chamber orchestra. We invite you to a musical journey, travelling through the works of composers Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull, Tchaikovskij and Vivaldi. There will even be some folk tunes and perhaps some musical surprises.

Meet the renowned soloists Eldbjørg Hemsing, Henning Kraggerud and Adrian Brendel - performing together with musicians from the Arctic Philharmonic.

After the concert, you are invited to join us for a night cap and social gathering in the Bistro. Or perhaps you prefer to dine in the restaurant?


6:00 pm: ‘Stories of Huset’ told by Anne Lise Klungseth, aperitif

7:00 pm: ACMF 2019 Opening Concert, performed by: Kraggerud, Brendel, Cooper, Hemsing and the

Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

8:30 pm: 3-course Arctic Dinner in the Restaurant, with musical intermissions.


Artistic Leader and soloist: Henning Kraggerud, violin

Eldbjørg Hemsing, violin

Adrian Brendel, cello.

Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

About Huset:

Huset was built in 1951 as a meeting house for the residents of Longyearbyen. As Longyearbyen was originally a “company town” with two class distinctions, Huset was built on “neutral ground” outside the town centre. This legendary building, which is now a leading restaurant, has also served as the local post office, hospital and school.

Tickets - three options:

A) The concert and dinner is part of the complete package tour and the festival package.

B) For single tickets (concert only), you can buy tickets via the link below.


Adult: 545,- (Including reception with a drink and concert)

Fastboende: 455,- (Inkluderer mottagelse med en drikke og konsert. Tilbudet gjelder frem til 1. juni)

Student/child: 300,-

C) If you want to order concert (best seatings) and dinner, please chose "spesial" or send an e-mail to:
This includes 3 course dinner, wine-package and concert: 1.550 kr,- Limited availability.

*Please advise of any food allergies at the time of booking.

Photo/Hemsing: N. Lund

Photo/Huset: A. Peterson

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