Opening concert, Nordlysfestivalen
The Orchestral Joik received enormous attention during Nordland Musikkfestuke in Bodø last year. Now the Northern Light Festival and NOSO can present the show as the official opening concert to the festival in 2018.
"The audience is rocked," wrote the enthusiastic critic Hanna-Lisa Skau in Avisa Nordland when she watched The Orchestral Joik Project last year. She rolled the dice to a six for the concert, and we are pleased that the audience in Tromsø now will have the opportunity to experience the work, written by the internationally renowned composer Frode Fjellheim.
In the 1990s Fjellheim started his Jazz Joik Ensamble, today better known as Transjoik, and during this concert he'll be bringing the strong soloists Mari Boine, Anneli Drecker, Marja Mortensson and Berit Norbakken Solset. Fjellheim himself is the musical leader, while the skilled Anders Eljas - known from his work with Abba and for managing several musicals on broadway - will be conducting.
This will be an evening of western art music, modern jazz and sami jazz.