Third concert in the newly launched Oslo Series is held in Oslo University Hall on Saturday 18 April at 19:30. This anniversary concert celebrates that Grete Pedersen has been the conductor and artistic leader of the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir for 25 years.
Pedersen has selected a repertoire consisting of works from the second half of the 20th century and music by J. S. Bach. The repertoire reflects Pedersen´s profile as artistic leader by combining known and unknown repertoire in a radical mix to both challenge and move the listeners.
The concert title origins from one of the works that will be performed; Per Nørgaard´s work Dreamsongs (Drømmesange) from 1981. Many of the works move lyrically and musically between consciousness and unconsciousness with titles like Nocturne, Consolation II and Singe die Gärten, mein Herz, die du nicht kennst. The composers have chosen texts that deal with important existential questions – texts written by Rainer Maria Rilke, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ebba Lindqvist, Friedrich Hölderlin and Martin Luther.
Welcome to a concert with music that trembles and protests, whispers and shouts, challenges and moves you!