The last CD with Lars-Erik ter Jung and Telemark Chamber Orchestra on Fabra label was recently released. The CD is available in a special 300 ex. CD edition, with a photoart cover book, and on high resolution. The recording is presenting seven new works by a younger generation of composers recident in Norway: Agnes Ida Pettersen, Stine Sørlie, Eric Skytterholm Egan, Tyler Futrell, Hugo Harmens, Kristin Bolstad and Øyvind Mæland.
As the Artistic Director with this dynamic ensemble, ter Jung is fronting its expansive activity. It has to be mentioned that the 'Telemark Chamber Orchestra' since 2016 is no longer supported by its region of origin, namely Telemark. The orchestra will now concentrate on continueing its profiled activity in the whole of Norway and, where possible, abroad. For the time being TKO is financially supported solely by the Arts Council Norway on a regular basis.
'Poemata Minora', violin concerto by Martin Romberg, premiered by Catharina Chen / Telemark Chamber Orchestra / Lars-Erik ter Jung at 'Vestfoldfestspillene' June 2015, won the NOPA prize work of the year.
On February 2. ter Jung premiered the extended third Version of “Introduction and 3 prayers for Peace” for string orchestra by Polish composer Jerzy Bauer (1936 - ) with Telemark Chamber Orchestra and PRIMUZ chamber orchestra in Lodz, Poland. On the programme was also "Lied" for string ensemble (2012) by Jan Erik Mikalsen (1979 - ) and Mendelssohn’s Symphony Nr 10 for strings.
Activities spring 2016:
Week 7: Telemark Chamber Orchestra in co-operation with PRIMUZ chamber orchestra of The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lódz, Poland. Concert in Lódz with music by Bacewicz, Jerzy Bauer and Jan Erik Mikalsen
Week 9: Release of the last CD with the Telemark Chamber Orchestra, on the Fabra label, consisting of 7 new pieces by younger composers, all resident in Norway.
Week 10: Johann Michael Haydn: Requiem i C-moll (1771) "Missa pro Defuncto Archiepiscopo Sigismundo" with the Sunnhordland Chamber Orchestra. Also pieces by Gorecki and Piazzolla. This string orchestra gives young players the possibility to play with professionals, which gives them important orchestra experience.
Week 16: 'Oppstryk' in Finnmark, visiting Zapoljarny i Russia; Course for young string players that provides the possibility for orchestra playing in this furthest North-East region of Norway. Co-operation with Russian string players.
Week 17: Beethoven programme with the Nord Rogaland Symphony Orchestra; 8th Symphony and Triple Concerto.
Week 18: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; this year's "Ung Com" / "Ung Play" project, with compositions made by young music students, and a "sitting side by side with the professionals" concept (Nordstrand Ungdomsorkester).
Week 24: Conducting opera at the 'Vestfoldfestspillene' in Tønsberg. An opera made out of excerpts from Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana, Othello, Tannhäuser and Faust. Telemark Chamber Orch. in co-operation.