Polar Night Baroque
October 4, 2017
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Sat. Nov 11th at 20.00 hrs: As we enter the dark season and the Polar Night, join us to a beautiful concert with Bachs' masterpiece The Goldberg Variations.
Lead by Artistic Director and world renouned violinist Henning Kraggerud, we present you The Goldberg Variations performed at one of Longyearbyens most significant venues, Huset, in Nybyen.
The Goldberg Variatons is a keyboard suite originally written for harpsichord, which was published in 1741. Bach composed these variations for one of his pupils who was employed as a harpsichordist at the Russian Embassy. The ambassador, Count Keyserling, suffered from insomnia and wanted to be played to sleep! The Count was so impressed with the work that he presented Bach with a golden goblet filled with 100 louis-d’or, which is believed to be the largest reward Bach ever received for a composition.
The suite consists of an aria and 30 relatively short variations. In recent times, the work is best known through the recordings of pianist Glenn Gould. A version for string quintet will be performed at this concert with Artistic Director Henning Kraggerud as leading concertmaster and narrator. Musicians from the world's northernmost professional orchestra, the Arctic Philharmonic.
Treat yourself to a beautiful concert as we approach the darkest time of the year.
When: Saturday, November 12th 2017 at 20.00hrs
Where: Huset, Longyearbyen
Duration: 60 min.
Tickets: 270 NOK
February 15, 2019
Single tickets for each concert will be available for purchase from February 15th via this website /// new date: 19th Feb.
February 14, 2019
Special offer: Complete package tour
We are so happy to offer this special package tour offer, including flight, accomodation, food, excursions and of course, concerts during the Arctic Chamber Music Festical, 6th to 9th of June 2019.