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Oslo music and arts scene gets contemporary once again. One of the greatest festivals for contemporary music in Europe, the Oslo Contemporary Music Festival (Ultimafestivalen) is now on. The main aim of the event, whose patron is His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon, is to present modern music and related art forms in Oslo. ULTIMA started in 1991, and has since developed its international aspects. As a result many foreign artists are coming this year, including the Arditti string quartet, noise artists Oneohtrix Point Never, and the Musicatreize chamber choir from Marseille. The festival is quite popular, especially in the Nordic countries. Approximately 11,200 visitors came last year to experience concerts, exhibitions, musical theaters, and educational projects.

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Oslo music and arts scene gets contemporary once again

Published on Thursday, 9th September, 2010 at 21:30 under the entertainment category, by Inez Dawczyk.

One of the greatest festivals for contemporary music in Europe, the Oslo Contemporary Music Festival (Ultimafestivalen) is now on.

Ultima Festival 2010
Ultima Festival 2010
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History

The main aim of the event, whose patron is His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon, is to present modern music and related art forms in Oslo. ULTIMA started in 1991, and has since developed its international aspects. As a result many foreign artists are coming this year, including the Arditti string quartet, noise artists Oneohtrix Point Never, and the Musicatreize chamber choir from Marseille.

The festival is quite popular, especially in the Nordic countries. Approximately 11,200 visitors came last year to experience concerts, exhibitions, musical theaters, and educational projects.

18 cultural organizations are members of this festival, which is organized as a foundation.  The most famous members are The Norwegian National Opera, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Hennie Onstad Art Centre.

ULTIMA was also given the status of niche institution by the Ministry of Culture in 2006, and is thereby regarded as an important festival in Norway. The Ministry finances 60% and Oslo Municipality provides the rest.

Practical information

Festival pass costs between 1,000 and 1,600 Norwegian kroner, 5 clips ticket for five optional events, Kr 500.

Tickets available on billettservice.no, Narvesen, 7-Eleven, and at the entrance to all events.

Program and more information can be found on the website.

Festival ends 18.09.



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Published on Thursday, 9th September, 2010 at 21:30 under the entertainment category, by Inez Dawczyk.

This post has the following tags: ultima, festival, contemporary, music, art, theatre, oslo, crown, prince, haakon, hrh, norway.


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