Grand Opening Gala
June 6, 2019
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 will stretch from opera arias to violin concertos and some of the greatest music written for chamber orchestra.
After the concert, you are invited to join us for a night cap and social gathering at “Late Night Opera” at the Bistro. Or perhaps you prefer to dine in the restaurant?
The concert repertoire will vary from opera arias to beautiful violin concertos and some of the greatest music written for chamber orchestras. Meet the renowned soloists Eldbjørg Hemsing, Henning Kraggerud and Espen Langvik, together with musicians from the Arctic Philharmonic.
Artistic Leader and soloist: Henning Kraggerud, violin
Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
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.
Single ticket sale starts February 15th.
Complete package tour for sale now - order before March 1st.
Photo: A. Peterson