Galla concert – Kirsten Flagstad Festival
Kirsten Flagstad Festival,
Galla outdoor concert
By Henning Høholt, text and photos
The outdoor galla concert at “Domkirkeodden” was a big success, the only thing we missed was the present of the Norwegian National TV NRK. This became an extraordinary event, following in the footsteps of the former so famouse Holmenkollen concerts. Furthermor this was the debut for the new established “Innlandets Philharmonic Orchestra” conducted by Olaf Henzold with Atlle Sponberg as concert master.
The following international and national soloists participated:
Ekaterina Siurina, sopran (Russia), Rachel Willis-Sørensen, sopran, (USA), Olga Busuioc, sopran (Moldova), Ingebjørg Kosmo, mezzo (Norway), Charles Castronovo, tenor (USA), Henrik Engelsviken, tenor (Norway), Yngve Andre Søberg, bassbaryton (Norway), Musa Ngqungwana, bassbaryton (South -Africa), Arve Tellefsen, violin (Norway), Tom Ottar Andresen, flute (Norway), all conducted by Olaf Henzold. Konferansier Bjørn Simensen.
Before the concert Vang Music Association, conducted by Nils Magnem played a concert.
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