ter Jung is conducting the Telemark Chamber Orchestra together with Marinemusikken (Wind band from the Norwegian armed forces) at the Halvorsen festival in Drammen on March 12. Music by Norwegian composers Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935) and Johan Svendsen (1840-1911). Soloist is Birgitte Stærnes, performing the recently discovered violin concerto by Halvorsen (from 1908).
A NEW piano concerto by Jan Erik Mikalsen will be premiered at the Ultima festival in Oslo in September, commissioned and played by pianist Ellen Ugelvik, with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Lars-Erik ter Jung.
ter Jung has also commissioned a new piece for strings by Mikalsen, "Munchsonaten", based on his string quartett, which will be premiered by the Telemark Chamber Orchestra this year.
ter Jung made the international premiere of Mikalsens "Lied" for string ensemble (from 2012) in Lodz, Poland, last year.
Arts Council Norway announced in December its support to Telemark Chamber Orchestra for 2017 to be the same as for the two previous years, namely NOK 500.000. This opens up the possibility of further existence for the ensemble, which profile and task of being a vital co-operator for composers and the contemporary field of music in particular, brought forward under Lars-Erik ter Jungs artistic leadership, is now widely acknowledged.
"Telemark Chamber Orchestra" is since 2016 no longer supported by its region of origin, namely Telemark (Norway). As the Artistic Director with this dynamic ensemble, ter Jung will be fronting its forthcoming activity which is planned to continue both in Norway and abroad.
Activities spring 2017:
January / February / March: The Chamber Opera "Benk med og utan hund" ("Bench with and without a dog") by Ragnar Hovland and Jon Rørmark, with soprano Caroline Wettergreen and tenor Andreas Hoff together with members of the Telemark Chamber Orchestra, performed 24 times for all together 3000 youngsters in the region of Telemark, Norway.
March: The Telemark Chamber Orchestra at "the Halvorsen festival in Drammen on March 12. playing music by Norwegian composers Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935) and Johan Svendsen (1840-1911) together with Marinemusikken (Wind band from the Norwegian armed forces). Soloist: Birgitte Stærnes, performing the recently discovered violin concerto by Halvorsen.
March: 'Oppstryk' in Finnmark, a Course for young string players and amateurs that provides the possibility for orchestra playing together with teachers and professionals - in this furthest North-East region of Norway. Co-operation with Russian string players. 110 participants this time. March 24-26.
April: Varied programme for strings with the Sunnhordland Chamber Orchestra. Young musicians playing with their teachers and grown up amateurs. Concerts in Etne and Rosendal, April 1 & 2.
April: Mozart programme with the Nord Rogaland Symphony Orchestra in Haugesund on April 23, with Symphony #40, Don Giovanni Overture and Violin Concerto in A. Soloist is Elga Akaladze.