Spring of 2018: Lars-Erik ter Jung is conducting on two new CD releases, and premiering a new opera.
* a newly released CD by Pro Musica - Norway, "Life Music". Ter Jung is conducting the violinconcerto "Sisyphus' Dance of Endless Struggle" by Norw. Composer Helge Iberg. Atle Sponberg is the soloist with The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.
* a CD with The Telemark Chamber Orchestra to be released in March 2018, with pieces by living Norwegian composers, all connected one way or the other with ter Jung. "The Munchsonata" (version for Chamber Orch. 2016) and "Lied" (2012) by Jan Erik Mikalsen, "Chase" (version for Chamber Orch. 2006) by Nils Henrik Asheim and "Study on a Norwegian Hymn" (1976) by Magnar Åm. On Fabra - providing excellent sound, as always!
Magnar Åm's new opera "Kimen" with libretto by Oda Radoor, built on the dark mooded novel by Norw. author Tarjei Vesaas, commissioned by ter Jung and the Telemark Chamber Orchestra, will be premiered in Volda, Norway, on June 8-9. After a lot of struggle, good forces have come together to lift this very fine opera and music forward to the audience - at last.
Supported by Arts Council Norway:
Telemark Chamber Orchestra - since 2016 no longer supported by its region of origin, namely Telemark, has, like for the previous years, received a grant for 2018 from Arts Council Norway. For this sum, NOK 500.000, the orchestra will continue its work, promoting music by composers withing the contemporary field in particular. The ensemble, brought forward under ter Jungs artistic leadership, is now widely acknowledged in Norway through concerts and recordings.
Lars-Erik ter Jung conducting activities spring of 2018:
January: New Years Concert in Haugesund with the Nord Rogaland Symphony Orchestra. Soloist is soprano Kristi Anna Isene.
March: Hedmarken Symphony Orchestra, with Polovetsian Dances by Borodin and selection from Romeo & Juliet Suites by Prokofjev.
March: The Telemark Chamber Orchestra at the opening concert of the Halvorsen Music Festival in Drammen. Soloist: Eldbjørg Hemsing in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in d minor. World Premiere of Martin Ødegaard's piece "for Your ears only", for chamber choir and strings.
April: 'Oppstryk' in Finnmark, a Course that provides the possibility for young string players and amateurs to play in orchestra together with teachers and professionals - in this furthest North-East region of Norway. A co-operation with string players from Russia, this time taking place in Zapoliarny.
April: Varied programme for strings with the Sunnhordland Chamber Orchestra. Young musicians playing with their teachers and amateurs.
June: World premiere of the opera "Kimen" by Magnar Åm with libretto by Oda Radoor, built on the novel by Tarjei Vesaas. This takes place in Volda, Norway, on June 8-9. Telemark Chamber Orchestra is participating. See note under 'news'.