Festival program 2018

Welcome to "intimate encounters with great music" in Aurdal in Valdres, Norway!  

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the Hemsing Festival from 21st-25th February 2018.

The program and list of artists will be announced a bit later.

Wednesday 21.02
  • 19:00 Tasting with tones

    "Tasting with tones", four course dinner with music at Nythun Høyfjellstue

    A four course meal of the highest quality, made from local ingredients, will be served.

    Artists from the festival will have short performances between the meals.

    We please ask the audience to arrive Nythun at 6.30pm in order to be ready for dinner at 7pm.

     

    Price 850kr

Thursday 22.02
  • 11:30 Art exhibition at Galleri Hilsen Thursday

    Open house from 11.30am - 4pm with a short musical performance by artists from the festival at 12.00 in Gallery Hilsen at Fagernes.

    The artist from Valdres Laila Eva Hilsen is a painter, graphics and drawer. She presents her own works in the art gallery in Valdres.

    Free entrance

  • 16:30 Lecture and "majel"

    Lecture and ‘majel’ - a local dish consisting of soup with vegetables and meat) at Frydenlund skysstasjon in Aurdal.

    Lecture with Erling Dahl: "The Lonely Wanderer" Op. 43 nr. 2- Grieg's "walkers" with sideways to Hamsuns.

    NOK 225

     

    This is in walking distand to Aurdal Church and the opening concert at 7pm.

  • 19:00 Opening Concert

    Opening concert in Aurdal Church

Friday 23.02
  • 10:30 Guided ski tour Friday

    Guided ski tour (circa 13km) from Nythun Høyfjellstue to the concert Musikksporet (The Musical Trail) in Aurdal mountain church at Aurdalsåsen.

    Please meet at Nythun at 10.00.

  • 10:30 Art exhibition at Galleri Hilsen Friday

    Open house from 11.30am - 4pm with a short musical performance by artists from the festival at 12.00 in Gallery Hilsen at Fagernes. The artist from Valdres Laila Eva Hilsen is a painter, graphics and drawer.

    She presents her own works in the art gallery in Valdres.

    Free entrance

  • 13:00 Rakfisk Forte Fortissimo

    Rakfisk Forte Fortissimo, a mini-concert with lunch at Noraker Gard in Aurdal. Buffet with specialty and local food, and lecture with Nils Noraker about the farm and making of the Rakfisk. Performance with artists from the festival.

    Glass art exhibition by Brit Noraker, and guided tour for those who wish.

    NOK 500

    Please meet up at Noraker farm at 12.30pm.

    Info: For those who goes to Noraker farm at 13.00, will have breakfast at 09:00 at Nythun Høyfjellstue and will have lunch at the mini-concert at 13:00.

     

  • 13:00 The Musical Trail 1

    Musikksporet 1 (The Musical Trail 1) in Aurdal Mountain Church at Aurdalsåsen.

    This is an unique opportunity to experience classical music combined with outdoor activities in beautiful surroundings and overlooking Jotunheimen. Here the audience also has the opportunity to go skiing for the concert and test the beautiful ski slopes in the area, put the skis outside the mountain church, go into the venue with full ski outfit and enjoy 45 minutes of classical music before you put on tour skis and continue skiing.

    Duration: 45 min

    NOK 275 / 180

    There is possibilty to drive with car to the church as well.

    Offered transport back to Nythun Høyfjellstue after the concert to change and return to Aurdal for further program at the festival. Contact Nythun for booking of transport: post@nythun.com / +47 613 57 930.

  • 14:30 Music aperitif

    Music aperitif at Frydenlund Skysstasjon. Gløgg (non-alcoholic mulled wine) and snacks will be served with music before the concert in Aurdal Church at 4pm.

     

    NOK 150 / 50

    It is walking distance to the church. Transport with horse and sledge is offered from Frydenlund to Aurdal church.

    Book at Hemsing Festival, 200 NOK per person.

  • 16:00 Schubert & Brahms

    Concert “Schubert & Brahms” in Aurdal Church.

    Duration: 1 ½ hours

    NOK 300 / 200

  • 20:30 I kveldsetun "Late Night concert"

    I Kveldsetun in Aurdal Church.

    Duration: 70 min.

    NOK 300 / 200

Saturday 24.02
  • 10:30 Guided ski tour Saturday

    Guided ski tour (circa 13km) from Nythun Høyfjellstue to the concert Musikksporet (The Musical Trail) in Aurdal mountain church at Aurdalsåsen.

    Please meet at Nythun at 10.00.

  • 13:00 The Musical Trail 2

    Musikksporet 1 (The Musical Trail 1) in Aurdal Mountain Church at Aurdalsåsen.

    This is an unique opportunity to experience classical music combined with outdoor activities in beautiful surroundings and overlooking Jotunheimen. Here the audience also has the opportunity to go skiing for the concert and test the beautiful ski slopes in the area, put the skis outside the mountain church, go into the venue with full ski outfit and enjoy 45 minutes of classical music before you put on tour skis and continue skiing.

    Duration: 45 min

    NOK 275 / 180

    There is possibilty to drive with car to the church as well.

    Offered transport back to Nythun Høyfjellstue after the concert to change and return to Aurdal for further program at the festival. Contact Nythun for booking of transport: post@nythun.com / +47 613 57 930.

     

     

  • 19:30 Concert Quiz

    We start the Saturday evening with an informal and fun music quiz. Bente Hemsing leads the quiz, and artists form the festival will perform. There are varied questions in between music pieces that the audience can answer individually or in groups. Length: 60 min Salad of local food and drinks in SMIA Friday and Saturday night.

    NOK 250 / 150. Aftenposten , NOK 204  

    NB! Package ticket for Saturday evening for Concert Quiz and Virtuosen, NOK 350. Aftenpostens A-kort for pakkebud, kr 285

  • 21:00 The Virtuoso

    The Virtuoso - Classical show-pieces and virtuoso music.

    Conferancier: Knut Aastad Bråten and Ole Aastad Bråten.

    Length: 1h 15 min Kr 290/190

     

    You can buy local food and drinks in Frikar-Smia Friday and Saturday nights.    

    NB! Package ticket for Saturday night for Virtuosen and Concert quiz, NOK 350. Aftenpostens A-kort for pakkebud, kr 285

Sunday 25.02
  • 12:00 Closing concert

    Closing concert in Aurdal church.

    Length: 1h 15 min

    Kr 290/200