Tine Thing Helseth returns to the Bergen International Festival 26 May – 6 June with 6 concerts and events in concert halls and stunning new locations.
Tine opens the 69th year of the festival as host of the opening concert on 26 May. She is joined on stage by pianist Christian Ihle Hadland and musicians from the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme will also feature Nystemten (traditional singing) and the Norwegian National Anthem.
On 28 May, The Tine Thing Helseth Trio will perform in the idyllic Skjerjehamn, entertaining audiences on boats and the stunning shoreline. Joining her are jazz musicians Jarle G. Storløkken on guitar and Magne Thormodsæter on bass.
Tine and her husband, the trumpeter Sebastian Haukås will perform two hotly anticipated concerts in a tunnel carved into Løvstakken mountain that will be made open to the public. The programme – a mix of trumpet and electronic music – is inspired by the atmosphere inside the mountain, and features modern American music, Norwegian folk tunes and free improvisation. The two concerts will take place on 30 May at 15:00 and 17:00.
Helseth, Flagstad and Storløkken return to Grieghallen on 31 May at 22:00. The motto for the concert is that good music is good music, regardless of genre. The audience can enjoy everything from Swedish prog rock and Nordic folk tunes to baroque music by Johann Sebastian Bach, neotango by Astar Piazzolla, jazz-rock by Joni Mitchell and some of Tine’s own pieces.
Tine will perform at the gala concert, with a tribute an almost sacred Nowegian institution: wind bands. She will be joined by her frequent collaborator, the pianist and singer Ingrid Bjørnov, and the Norwegian Naval Forces Band conducted by Ingar Bergby.
For more information, and to purchase tickets to these spectacular events, please visit www.fib.no.