Music in the moment and a trip to the past with Det Norske Blåseensemble

Det Norske Blåseensemble (The Norwegian Wind Ensemble) presents two of its main specialities. First the present – music improvised in the blink of an eye. Afterwards, a classical music sequence featuring works by Bach, Haydn and Bach.



Photo: Veronica van Groningen

Sanntidsmusikk (Real-Time Music) 
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Orchestral Suite no 3 in D 
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Trumpet Concerto in E 
J.C. Bach (1735-1782) Symphony in G minor, op 6 no 6 

Det Norske Blåseensemble 
Stian Aareskjold: keyed trumpet, arranger 
Wolfram Christ: conductor  

Det Norske Blåseensemble is possibly the only ensemble in the world that can perform an entire improvised concert within a classical framework. The project started in 2009, and has led to a string of concerts curated, since 2013, by Geir Lysne. This evening a chamber music line-up will give a taste of this exciting musical format.  

The programme continues with JS Bach’s beautiful Orchestral Suite No. 3, Joseph Haydn’s legendary Trumpet Concerto in Eb, and Bach’s youngest son JC Bach’s dramatic Symphony in G minor. These pieces have been tailored for Det Norske Blåseensemble by their own trumpeter Stian Aareskjold, who also takes the solo role in the Trumpet Concerto using a specially constructed keyed trumpet. The Ensemble’s combination of modern and period instruments leads to an authentic and exciting sound signature. Conductor for the evening is Wolfram Christ, legendary former solo violist in the Berlin Philharmonic. 

A part of PÅ!, a concert series focusing on contemporary composers. Our collaboration with leading musicians and ensembles brings both well-known and new performers to the stage. The series is developed in collaboration with Therese Birkelund Ulvo and UR-produksjoner, with support from Norsk Komponistforening and Arts Council Norway.