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Opening concert at Kulturhuset

Thursday 24 February 2022
at Huset

Missy Mazzoli, piano / composer

Peter Herresthal, violin

Magnus Loddgard, conductor

Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta



Missy Mazzoli, Dark with excessive bright (14’) (PH/AF strykere)

Missy Mazzoli, “The Night Ahead and No Real Fate” and “Orizzonte” 

Missy Mazzoli, Vesper (Peter Herresthal, violin)

Johannes Brahms, three movements from “Serenade no. 1” in arrangement for 10 musicians


This year’s opening concert will feature music by the Grammy-nominated composer Missy Mazzoli, one of the greatest composers of our time. Missy was recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” (The New York Times) and “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York), and has been praised for her “apocalyptic imagination” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker)

Together with her music, we will present bits from composer Johannes Brahms’s Serenade no. 1. Two composers from different times in history, but with the same creativity and warmth in heart.

On this concert, we will get to know Missy as composer, pianist and person. She is this year’s mentor at Voksenåsen composers academy, where two younger composers, Anna Berg and Ylva Fred, is working with her though the festival.


Quartet for the end of times