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Closing Concert – Rhapsody in blue!

Sunday 27 February 2022
at Longyearbyen Kulturhus

George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in blue” has become an iconic concerto for piano and orchestra, taking it’s audience into a pulsing, urban and romantic musical journey.

The city of Longyearbyen is often said to be a large, though small city – having elements of the pulsing city life, on 78 degrees north. 

With Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in blue” and the beautiful sound of the world’s creation, we end this year’s festival with the famous “Svalbard theme” from the movie Orion’s belt, before leaving four festival days behind, and walking out in nature’s own blue rhapsody.


Soloist and conductor: Magnus Loddgard

Arctic Philharmonic sinfonietta


George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue 

Darius Milhaud, La Création du Monde op. 81a 

Geir Bøhren and Bent Åserud, Svalbardteamet from the movie “Orion’s belt” 

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