Summer course 2018

Saturday, July 28th to Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Artistic content

Opening concert for the Festival in Elverum Friday, August 3rd at 6pm in Terningen Arena

Conductor Eliahu Inbal


Johannes Rusten (1984-): Overture to Elverum

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896): Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major


Popular concert at the Festival in Elverum, Wednesday, August 8th at 7pm.

Conductor Wayne Marshall




Closing concert for the Festival in Elverum Saturday, August 11th at 6pm in Terningen Arena

August 13th: Konserthauz Berlin

August 16th: Aalborg, Musikkens hus

August 18th at 6pm: Concert in Oslo Concert Hall, Oslo Chamber Music Festival

Conductor Johannes Gustavsson

Soloist Ann-Helen Moen (soprano in Elverum, Berlin and Aalborg), Kari Postma (soprano in Oslo) and Håvard Stensvold (bass-baritone)


Anders Hillborg (1954-): Eleven Gates (2005/2006)

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907):

Solveig`s Song (from op. 23)
Last spring (fra op. 33)
At Rondane (fra op. 33)
A Swan (op. 25, no. 2)
Zur Rosenzeit (op. 48, no. 5)
Ein Traum (op. 48, no. 6)

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931): Symphony No. 3, op. 27 (1910/1911)





The teachers are experienced and profiled orchestra musicians from Norwegian and Nordic orchestras and professors from the Nordic Music Academies.

Precourse 1:

1.violin: Elise Båtnes
2.violin: Johannes Lörstad
Viola: Henninge Landås
Cello: Louisa Tuck
Double bass: Marius Flatby
Woodwinds: Leif Arne Pedersen
Brass: Audun Breen
Timpani: Tom Vissgren


Precourse 2:

1.violin: Anna Gebert
2.violin: Bård Monsen
Viola: Ida Bryhn
Cello: Ernst Simon Glaser
Double bass: Patrick Wilder
Woodwinds: Audun Halvorsen
Brass: Ingemar Roos
Percussion: Terje Viken
Harp: Sidsel Walstad


Course at Elverum

Participants are accommodated in Elverum Folk High School during the course.


The course is free of charge

The course, including accommodation and meals in Elverum Folk High School, is free of charge. Buses will be arranged from Oslo to Elverum (approx. 2 hours) at the start of the course period. Students travelling to or from the course at different times than the scheduled buses  must organize the travel themselves. Please note that breach of contract may result in the applicant being held responsible for the costs resulting from this (see section on leave).



There will be a bus transport from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo on Saturday 28th of July. Meet at the Academy 10:00 AM, the bus leaves at 11:00 AM. The bus will make a short stop at Gardermoen Airport at 11:30 AM. If you arrive by plane, you have to land 10:40 AM at the latest. Nearest airport is Oslo Airport (OSL).

If you arrive in Elverum by yourself, you can take bus or train. The stop is called Elverum Skysstasjon. There are two different bus routes, you will find them on and . You will find timetables for the trains on


Travel refund

There will be a deductible fee for travel at 600 NOK. We cover costs between 600 and 2000 NOK, in other words 1400 NOK. The reimbursement will be paid during the course, not earlier. You have to fill out the Travel refund form, which you can find in Fluid and attach all your tickets and receipts. We do not accept form and receipts by email, everything must be printed out and delivered to us at the course. Unfortunately, we cannot assist you in printing out tickets. The deadline for submitting Travel refund form is the day after arrival. You will not receive reimbursement if you submit the form past deadline. It is assumed that the trip is either from a study or home location and that the travel time is related to the course period.


ECTS Credits

Participants in the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra can receive ECTS credit from the Norwegian Academy of Music. It is given 2 credits for each of the programs in the summer, and 2 credits for the winter course. A total of 8 credits granted to students who have been involved in all this year’s program.



All participants are responsible for their own travel and instrument insurance. Ungdomssymfonikerne will only insure instruments borrowed from the Norwegian Academy of Music.



Leave is only granted by application in writing to the administration of Ungdomssymfonikerne. Applicants who pull out after signing the contract, can be held responsible for the costs resulting from this, depending on cause of breach of contract. In case of illness, you need to provide a sick note from a doctor.



The only valid travel document for Norwegian citizens are passports. Be sure to check that the passport is valid throughout the entire travel period! Due to border crossings, all instruments must be registered in a custom document. It is important that you have the customs papers for your instruments in order. You will be asked to provide additional information about your instruments in a form available in Fluid review after application deadline. This applies only to Norwegian citizens.

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