Love – for better or worse

The Norwegian National Youth Orchestra’s New Year’s Concert

Saturday 6th of January  6 PM in Terningen Arena in Elverum

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Conductor: Elim Chan
Soloist: Tine Thing Helseth

Love – for better or worse

The Norwegian National Youth Orchestra invites to a grand New Year’s Concert in Terningen Arena in Elverum. Together with the conductor Elim Chan and the international star Tine Thing Helseth as soloist and host, the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra proudly presents music that express different aspects of the beautiful, but at the same time challenging love. The audience will hear Tsjaikovkij’s interpretation of the impatient and tragic love between Romeo and Juliet. Tristan and Isolde’s love story is also uncompromising, and it can hardly be expressed more beautiful than in Wagner’s Liebestod, “Love Death”, where Isolde sings out her love in sorrow over her loved one’s dead body. But love is also infinitely beautiful, and in the tradition of New Year’s Concerts, the orchestra will present the catchy overture to “Candide”, and the energetic overture to “Ruslan and Ludmila” by Glinka. Mahler’s Adagietto is known as one of the most beautiful movements ever written. The rumour says that it is a love statement from the composer to his wife Alma, but the music is also used in, for example, the movie “Death in Venice”.

The sound of Tine Thing Helseth’s trumpet playing is world-famous and the audience expect some magic moments when she here in Elverum will perform passionate tangos and melancholic songs. With Chan and Helseth in front, the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra will touch every string of love in the audience! We wish you all welcome to a varied and emotional New Year’s Concert!

PROGRAM:

M. Glinka: Ouverture to Ruslan and Ludmila

L. Delibes: «Les Filles de Cadix»

C. Saint-Saëns: «Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix» from Samson and Delilah

G. Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony nr. 5

R. Wagner: «Vorspiel» and «Liebestod» from Tristan and Isolde

Intermission

P. Tsjaikovskij: «Romeo and Juliet», Overture-Fantasy

K. Weill: «Youkali»

A. Piazzolla: «Milonga del angel» and «Libertango»

L. Bernstein: Ouverture to Candide


 

Elim Chan

Assistant Conductor: London Symphony Orchestra

Chief Conductor: NorrlandsOperan (from 2017/18)

Foto: Lau Kwok Kei

Born in Hong Kong, Elim Chan became the first female winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in December 2014 as a result of which she held the position of Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2015/16. From the 2017/18 season she assumes the title of Chief Conductor of NorrlandsOperan and has been appointed to the Dudamel Fellowship programme with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016/17.

Recent notable highlights include her debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra in spring 2016,as a result of a personal invitation from Valeriy Gergiev, both in St. Petersburg and on tour in Mexico as well as her debut at the Lucerne Festival with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra. This season sees her debut with Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Orchestre National de Belgique, Australian Youth Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Norrköping Symphony and Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria as well as her North American debuts with the Berkeley, Detroit and Chicago Symphony orchestras. Chan will make a return visit in 2017 to the Hong Kong Philharmonic and will conduct a variety of New Year concerts with Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento.

Previous engagements include her debuts with Orquesta Filarmonica de Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa and the Orchestre de la Francophonie as part of the NAC Summer Music Institute in 2012 where she worked with Pinchas Zuckerman, her participation in the Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg, workshops with the Cabrillo Festival and Baltimore Symphony orchestras (with Marin Alsop, Gerard Schwarz and Gustav Meier). She also took part in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink in Lucerne in spring 2015.

Elim Chan holds degrees from Smith College and the University of Michigan. Whilst at the latter, she served as Music Director of the University of Michigan Campus Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan Pops Orchestra. She also received the Bruno Walter Conducting Scholarship in 2013.

Tine Thing Helseth

Tine Thing Helseth / EMI Classics

Tine Thing Helseth is already established as one of her generation’s leading trumpeters, with her distinctive soft and clear way of playing. She has been a soloist with leading orchestras from all over the world, as well as all major Norwegian orchestras.

In 2007 Tine released her debut album, for which she received Spellemannprisen (The Norwegian Grammy Awards) as “Newcomer of the Year” and which Aftenposten appointed as “The Classical album of the year”.

Her second album from 2009, “Mitt hjerte alltid vanker”, sold to gold after only three weeks. The third album, “Storyteller”, came in 2011 as the first of a total of four albums released on EMI. In 2013, Tine was nominated for “Newcomer of the Year” by The Classic Brit Awards for the album Tine. In August 2017, Tine celebrated her 30th birthday with a grand birthday concert in the Norwegian Opera and the release of a new album, “Never Going Back”, where Tine shows a new and unprecedented side of herself: like a stylish singer-songwriter.

Tine has world premiered a countless trumpet concerts, including “Easter Concerto” by Bent Sørensen and Chite d’Étoiles by Mathias Pintscher, the latter premiered in London’s Royal Albert Hall during BBC Proms – the world’s largest classical music festival.

In addition to her solo career, Tine is very active: In June 2013, she established the tine@munch-festival at the Munch Museum in Oslo. As an artistic director, a number of great classical musicians from all over the world have participated in the festival. Tine is also an artist in tenThing, a brass ensemble consisting of 10 girls presenting classical music for brass-ensemble. In the Tine Thing Helseth Quintet (TTHQ) ensemble Tine has four musicians with jazz backgrounds, and classical and jazz meet in a diverse repertoire. In 2016, Tine was appointed as professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She can also be heard in the radio channel NRK Klassisk, as host for the program “My favorite music”. Tine has also been a host for, among others, the talent contest Virtuos at NRK1.

 

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