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A Festival Programme Exploring Identities

The 2017 Bergen International Festival invites you to explore a diverse programme filled to the brim with gifted ensembles and musicians.

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“Rising Stars” Tour: The Armida Quartet is invited to the most prestigious European Concert Halls

The Armida Quartet has already defined itself among the leading string quartets of its generation with a remarkable career trajectory in recent years. The Quartet was chosen by four major German concert halls as part of the “Rising Stars” scheme of the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO).

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Shakespeare’s Sonnets to open Bergen International Festival next year

As this year’s Festival rounds up to record breaking sales and visitor numbers, the Bergen International Festival launches the spectacular opening performance of 2017.

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Franco Fagioli repart sur les traces du castrat Caffarelli : « Adriano in Siria » de Pergolèse le 4 décembre à Versailles

En interprétant le rôle de Farnaspe dans l’opéra « Adriano in Siria » de Jean-Baptiste Pergolèse, Franco Fagioli repart sur les traces du fameux castrat Caffarelli pour lequel Pergolèse (1710–1736) avait créé ce rôle sur mesure. L’œuvre a été enregistrée encore cette année et sa sortie chez Decca est prévue au printemps 2016. Pour la première fois, Fagioli se produira en public dans cet opéra le 4 décembre 2015 à l’Opéra Royal de Versailles.

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Antoine Tamestit premieres the Viola Concerto of Jörg Widmann with the Orchestre de Paris and Paavo Järvi on October 28th, 2015 at the Philharmonie de Paris

Antoine Tamestit has established himself as one of the world’s greatest violists. He will give the World premiere of the “Viola Concerto” by Jörg Widmann, written especially for him, on Wednesday October 28th 2015 at the new Philharmonie in Paris with the Orchestre de Paris under their chief conductor Paavo Järvi. The Swedish premiere will be with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding on 26th and 27th November 2015 in Stockholm. In Germany, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform the work in Munich on 3rd and 4th of March 2016, also with Daniel Harding.

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REMA – European Early Music Network celebrates 15th anniversary

Fifteen years ago today, on 1 September 2000, REMA was founded in Ambronay (France). It is now Europe’s leading early music network, with 69 member organisations from 19 European countries. REMA’s main objective is to uphold and promote the European idea through the medium of music. With its head office in Versailles, the network is supported by the European Commission’s Creative Europe Programme and the French Ministry of Culture.

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