Bjarte Eike and Barokkolistene’s collaboration with Shakespeare Globe continues. Along a route between Westminster and Tower Bridge will play a series of specially-made 10 minute films, starring some of the world’s finest actors. Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene have composed, arranged, re-composed and recorded music especieally for the films.
In a press release today, Sam Weatherstone @IMGArtistsUK announces:
BJARTE EIKE AND BAROKKSOLISTENE CREATE THE SOUNDTRACK FOR THE SHAKESPEARE GLOBE’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF SHAKESPEARE
In September 2015 Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene took London by storm when they performed two concerts at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe. Their performances were chosen by The Arts Desk as one of the highlights of the year. TAD’s Alexandra Coghlan writes, “if orchestras and opera houses could find just a drop of the warmth and affection these musicians bring to their performance then we could put those ‘death of classical music’ conversations to bed for good.”
“The Complete Walk is a timely project for Barokksolistene as they will be making their UK debut tour in July 2016…”
After the success and spirit of this first residency, the unique Norwegian-based baroque-folk music ensemble were invited to record the soundtrack for Shakespeare’s Globe’s ambitious multi-media celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Over the spring weekend of 23 – 24 April 2016, the banks of the Thames will come alive with an extraordinary celebration as Shakespeare’s Globe invites the world to join The Complete Walk. Continue reading
An article in Oppland Arbeiderblad describes, in Norwegian, the story behind Bjarte Eike’s work with arranging, composing and performing music for the marking of Shakespeare 400 years in London later in April.
David Nice, The Arts Desk’s classical music writer, sums up, on Dec 26 what he considers his top classical concert experiences of 2015. Along with a collection of great performers and a repertoire spanning from symphonic to chamber music, we are happy to find Barokksolistene’s September performance at the Wanamaker’s playhouse: ‘…but the year’s wildest revelry, and one which should be on DVD so everyone can watch it at this time of year and, if they so feel, dance along, was the “Alehouse Concert” of Bjarte Eike and his Barokksolistene plus friends.’. Read his full article here.
Screen image from SSO’s website
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Choir have invited Bjarte Eike to lead two performances of Georg Fr. Handel’s Messiah in the fantastic Fartein Valen concert hall on Dec. 2 and 3. Visit SSO’s website to read more and buy tickets.
We are happy to announce that Barokksolistene from 1 Sept is on IMG Artists’ roster for exclusive global booking. With our upcoming performances appearances at many of Europe’s leading venues and festivals, including Musikverein in Vienna, Norwegian National Opera, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Trigonale Austria, the Rheingau Festival, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, [links to all] it is vital to us to have a management like IMG, with their competent and professional staff, backing the ensemble, artistically as well as strengthening the contact with our listeners. Read more on IMG’s website.