Han-Na Chang & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Come to Den Norske Opera in April

The performance is on 21 April.

By: Mar. 26, 2024
Han-Na Chang & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Come to Den Norske Opera in April
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The Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera with chief conductor Han-Na Chang is finally coming to the Oslo Opera House!

From Olavshallen to Bjørvika 

With its 86 musicians, the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera (TSO) is a powerhouse in the cultural scene of Central Norway – especially with chief conductor Han-Na Chang at the helm. And can now be enjoyed at the Oslo Opera House for the very first time!    

Strange and comic with Beethoven 

The evening begins with Beethoven’s strangest, shortest and most experimental symphony, namely no. 8, which he affectionately called ‘my little Symphony in F’. The work was written during a time when Beethoven was depressed and in conflict with his brother and wrote the famous and unfortunate love letter to his still unknown ‘immortal beloved’. 

All the same, the 8th symphony is one of praise – to life, to humour and to music.

One of our greatest young violinists

The Swedish-Norwegian 23-year-old Johan Dalene has taken the violin world by storm. He brings with him Max Bruch's Violin Concerto no. 1.
Johan Dalene started playing the violin at the age of four and made his public debut at a concert three years later. Since then, he has made a name for himself on major international stages and won awards for his musical interpretations and his contagious joy of playing. Johan Dalene recently received Gramophone's Young Artist of the Year. 
«A talent worth noting», Leif Ove Andsnes has said about the young violinist. 

From the new world  

The programme also features Antonín Dvořák’s impressive encounter with the ‘new world’, written after moving to New York in 1892 to become director of a school for a new generation of music students. At a time when American composers were primarily focused on Europe, this Czech composer surprised with his belief that future American composers should be inspired by Black music traditions.  

This is why, ironically, Dvořák is often referred to as one of the greatest American composers, given that his Symphony no. 9, ‘From the New World’ (1893), was inspired by revival songs, spirituals, American indigenous music and even the Wild West. At the same time, he also made reference to a world he knew well: Bohemian folk music from the Czech Republic.  


Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, ‘From the New World’, Op. 95, B. 178 


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