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Composer: Matre, Ørjan (b. 1979)

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Year of birth1979
NationalityNorway
PeriodContemporary
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A spectacular Rite from the Bergen Philharmonic

Alina Ibragimova with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Litton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A colourful concert from the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Litton, which included two world premières and the fourth Proms appearance of Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova.
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Lyrical elegance and ritual sacrifice: The Oslo Philharmonic and Petrenko open their new season

Petrenko opens the new Oslo Philharmonic season  ©  Johannes Granseth
There are new forces at the helm at the Oslo Philharmonic. After last season’s final concert of Mahler’s Second Symphony, the farewell of the orchestra’s longtime chief conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, this season’s opener was the inaugural concert of the new chief conductor, Vasily Petrenko. Expectations have been high, especially after some very successful concerts this spring.
*****
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