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Music in the High North. Every year, people and international artists gather in northern Norway to hear high-quality chamber music from the international arena. Lofoten’s International Chamber Music Festival 2010 officially starts tomorrow. The Lofoten Archipelago, perhaps one of the most fascinating sceneries in Europe, has played host to the festival since 2003. Concerts take place on four of the islands in the municipalities of Moskenes, Flakstad, Vestvågøy and Vågan.

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Music in the High North

Published on Monday, 5th July, 2010 at 17:12 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.
Last Updated on 5th July 2010 at 19:46.

Every year, people and international artists gather in northern Norway to hear high-quality chamber music from the international arena. Lofoten’s International Chamber Music Festival 2010 officially starts tomorrow.

Lofotkatedralen, Kabelvåg
Lofotkatedralen, Kabelvåg
Photo: Lofoten International Chamber Music Fest


The Lofoten Archipelago, perhaps one of the most fascinating sceneries in Europe, has played host to the festival since 2003.

Concerts take place on four of the islands in the municipalities of Moskenes, Flakstad, Vestvågøy and Vågan.

Wooden churches confidently provide a special and magical atmosphere where this year, over 20 musicians will give the public 15 concerts in 9 locations.

In the organisers’ opinion the main idea of festival is: “to bring a small group of first-rate artists together to rehearse and perform chamber music on a high level”.

It’s a chance to gather in Norway to share and listen to some of the works of great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann.

It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from many countries to gather, relax, and talk about beautiful music in spectacular surroundings.

It’s also, perhaps, an opening for a holiday. The mountains, rocks, and sea, and the emotional feeling of being close to nature; “the World`s Most Beautiful Music Festival” as it’s called; the region known for its fish specialities...

This year’s festival runs between 06 and 11 July, and the programme can be found here.

A festival pass ticket costs 1750 kroner.



Published on Monday, 5th July, 2010 at 17:12 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.
Last updated on 5th July 2010 at 19:46.

This post has the following tags: lofoten, international, chamber, music, festival, moskenes, flakstad, vestvaagoey, vaagan.





  
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