WELCOME TO THE WEBPAGE OF BAROKKSOLISTENE!

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Alehouse Scandinavian Tour coming up

Oslo, Esbjerg and Aalborg are the cities where you can experience the Alehouse Session this November. Beginning at Riksscenen, Oslo on Nov 24, the Alehouse Boys continue to Musikhuset Esbjerg the day after and Musikkens Hus, Aalborg on Nov 26. See links below for more info!

http://www.riksscenen.no/bjarte-eike-aamp-barokksolistene.5873625-365990.html

http://www.mhe.dk/program/the-english-alehouse-v/

http://www.musikkenshus.dk/kalender/baroksolisterne-2015/

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DON GIOVANNI AT FOLKTEATRET, COPENHAGEN

Den Ny Teater with Barokksolistene present a new setup of Don Giovanni at Folketeatret, Copenhagen.
The Danish director Katrine Wiedemann is staging Mozart’s masterpiece about the last frantic days of the seducer’s life. Maja Ravn creates the set design, Antonio Rodrigues Andersen lighting design – the singers are Jens Søndergaard, Inger Dam-Jensen, Morten Staugaard, Liv Oddveig Midtmageli, Bo Kristian Jensen, Tuva Semmingsen, Joachim Knop and Jesper Brun-Jensen. Lars Ole Mathiasen is conducting Barokksolistene’s 25-piece orchestra.

The opening night in Esbjerg got a rave review in the online opera magazine Ascolta. Read here! (in Danish)

Show dates:
September 2, 19:30
September 4, 15:00
September 6, 19:30
September 7, 19:30

The opera will be sung in danish.

More info and tickets at dennyopera.dk

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SOUNDTRACK FOR THE SHAKESPEARE GLOBE’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY

Poster image of The Complete Walk at Shakespeare GlobeBjarte 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

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Bjarte Eike and the music for Shakespeare Globe

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.

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