The court yard in the Vigeland Museum offers great concerts by Ole Bøhn. (Photo: Unni Irmelin Kvam)

Summer Concerts

We all need some live music!

This year's concert series at the Vigeland Museum's Borggård starts on Sunday, August 2, and runs until Sunday, September 6 - and as always, the Magnolia Jazz Band will play the tradition-rich finale concert.

On the program we find some of the very best, among others the pianist Geir Henning Braaten who plays Beethoven's works and virtuoso piano music by the French composer Charles-Valentin Alkan. There will also be a joyful reunion with the star soprano Birgit Christensen and a great recital by one of our leading pianists, Christian Ihle Hadland.

This year violist Lars Anders Tomter will preform in collaboration with his daughter, soprano Cecilia Lund Tomter, and pianist Christian Grøvlen. This concert series is created by Ole Bøhn in collaboration with the Vigeland Museum.



AUGUST 2 at 14.00
Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Cecilia Lund Tomter (sopran), og Christian Grøvlen (klaver).

AUGUST 9 at 14.00
Geir Henning Braaten, klaver

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonate for klaver nr. 17 i d-moll, op. 31, nr. 2 (Stormen)

Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)
25 Préludes dans tous les tons majeurs et mieurs, op. 31

AUGUST 16 at 14.00
Birgitte Christensen, sopran, og John Lidal, klaver

Johan Kvandal (1919-1999): Fra Norske Stevtoner

Ruth Maier in Memoriam
Tekster av Ruth Maier og Gunvor Hofmo
Oversettelse Jan Erik Vold
Bearbeidelser Aksel-Otto Bull og Gisle Kverndokk

Gabriel Fauré / C.W. Gluck / J. Tourina

AUGUST 23. at 14.00
Ophelia Ragtime Orchestra

AUGUST 30 at 14.00
Christian Ihle Hadland, klaver

Georg Friedrich Händel: Suite nr. 5 i E-dur

Beethoven: 11 bagateller op. 119

F. Schubert: Sonate i a-moll, D 784

SEPTEMBER 6 at 14.00
Magnolia Jazzband

This is how we do it under covid19:

Tickets NOK 250, - sold outside the entrance from kl. 13:00.

As the responsible organizer for the summer concerts during covid19, Vigelandmuseet and Ole Bøhn will keep lists of the audience. We do this to contribute to tracking of covid19. This is for your own safety. The audience must therefore state their name and telephone number to be written down when they buy tickets for the summer concerts. We therefore ask everyone to arrive well before the concert starts, keep their distance in the queue and use antibac and possibly sunscreen - and bring patience.

In order for you to have a safe and pleasant concert experience, we ask you to keep to the rules, keep your distance and kindly ask the public not to move any benches or other objects. The public is asked to go straight into the Courtyard (Borggården) without lingering in the entrance area. This also applies in case of rain.

This is an outdoor concert and it is nice to bring something to sit on (seat pad for example) and dress for the weather (reasonable and warm shoes, rain poncho, rainwear, warm clothes, etc.). We kindly ask you not to bring food or drinks. This is not allowed in our museum, even outdoors in the Courtyard.

The concert ticket is also valid for the museum.

Arrive early. Wash hands. Keep your distance.
Please also update yourself on the advice from FHI.

Beethoven - by Vigeland. (Photo: Unni Irmelin Kvam / Vigelandmuseet)
Beethoven - by Vigeland. (Photo: Unni Irmelin Kvam / Vigelandmuseet)

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