Festival package 2020


November 22, 2019

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A Peterson

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A. Peterson

Welcome to the world’s northernmost chamber music festival combining spectacular nature, food and concert experiences. We are happy to offer a package including accommodation, dinners and concert from 9th - 13th of February 2020.

Adrian Angelico, mezzo-soprano

Mariann Fjeld-Solberg, soprano

Håkon Kornstad, tenor & saxophone

Tim Weiss, conductor

Arctic Philharmonic orchestra

Please note: The festival spans from Feb. 6th to 12th. This package offer is from Feb 9th to 13th.

This offer applies for bookings via sales@svalbardadventures.com

Package 2020 programme:

Sunday, February 9th

Book your flights to Longyearbyen from Oslo or Tromsø.

Check in at Svalbard Hotel | The Vault

The hotel opened in 2018 and is situated in the heart of Longyearbyen.


Evening*: Transport from the hotel to Huset Restaurant

Music and tastes from the north

Chamber music, seven-course Nordic Menu, wine and storytelling about Svalbard’s rich history of hunting and trapping with focus on the use of seasonal produce and sustainable food. Enjoy the finest food and wine, while you listen to, and learn the story behind, some of the greatest chamber music repertoire, carefully chosen to fit each course. 

With Adrian Angelico (mezzo-soprano), Mariann Fjeld-Solberg (soprano), Håkon Kornstad (tenor and saxophone) and Yegor Shevtsov (piano)
at Huset Restaurant.

Monday, February 10th

Breakfast – with a musical surprise

Early afternoon* choose between:

a)     Dog sledding trip in the blue light, Svalbard Husky (artist meeting, stories and joik (traditional Sami song around an open fire)


b)     Piano recital, Schumann & Brahms with piano soloist Yegor Shevtsov at KulturHuset.


Afternoon*: Afternoon tea concert

Welcome to an informal and pleasant afternoon gathering with musical accompaniment. The soloists select the repertoire from their favourite works.

With Mariann Fjeld-Solberg (soprano) and Yegor Shevtsov (piano) at KulturHuset

Evening*: Three-course dinner at Restaurant Polfareren

Restaurant Polfareren is situated in the heart of Longyearbyen at Svalbard Hotel | Polfareren. The menu in the restaurant is characterised by Nordic, French and Asian cuisine.


Tuesday, February 11th

07:00-10:00 Breakfast – with a musical surprise


Early afternoon*: Guided tour with joik and storytelling

With Adrian Angelico + educator from Svalbard Museum (more info tba)

at Svalbard Museum


Evening*: Concert in Mine 7
Welcome to a concert in unusual surroundings. The main hall at the mine is converted into a concert hall – and the Arctic Sinfonietta performs excerpts from Lasse Thoresen’s brand new commissioned work The Sound of the Arctic. The orchestral work is inspired by Thoresen’s trips to Svalbard and Northern Norway’s snow-covered landscape. The premier performance took place at the Ultima Festival in September 2019. The work may be described as a phonetic polar expedition which explores the beauty and fear of a wilderness on the way to disappearing. Some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes are in the polar region. It also provides a shocking image of the climate crisis.

The orchestra will also play works by Missy Mazzoli before concluding with Svalbard Theme from the popular Norwegian film Orion’s Belt (1985), which was set in Svalbard during the Cold War. The music was composed by two of the grand old men ofNorwegian film music, Geir Bøhren and Bent Åserud.

With Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, Conductor Tim Weiss at Mine 7


Wednesday, February 12th

Breakfast – with a musical surprise


Early afternoon*: Chamber music meets Kåre Tveter

When we visit Galleri Svalbard we can experience artist Kåre Tveter’s minimalistic paintings inspired by the majestic Svalbard nature. The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven, and is celebrated all around the world – including in Svalbard! Musicians from the Arctic Philharmonic play Beethoven’s masterwork, The Septet in E-flat major. They also perform a version of Richard Strauss’ wonderful work Till Eulespiegel adapted for chamber ensembles.

With musicians from the Arctic Philharmonic at Galleri Svalbard


Evening*: Closing concert

Soloists Håkon Kornstad and Adrian Angelico perform with the Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta and conductor Tim Weiss in a concert featuring music from the world of opera mixed with a dose of jazz, new compositions of improvisation, warm new interpretations of standard works, as well as humour and show.

With Adrian Angelico, Håkon Kornstad and Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, conductor Tim Weiss

at Huset

Thursday, February 13th


Check-out from the hotel


Book your flights from Longyearbyen to your destination, via Tromsø or Oslo.

Book your festival package:

Package per person in shared double room NOK 13.490

Package per person in single room NOK 15.490

This offer applies for bookings via sales@svalbardadventures.com

* Correct times will be announced.

* Minor changes in the programme may occur.

Terms and conditions:

• 50% payment at booking time, last payment 30 days before arrival

• This offer applies for the dates 9-13 February 2020

• Tours are subject to weather and snow conditions

* Please advise of any food allergies prior to departure.

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