Each year the Arctic Philharmonic has presented bouquets of flowers to all soloists and conductors, but in 2016 the flowers will be replaced by gifts with real significance. This year, our guests will receive beautiful glass angels from the Church City Mission – a gift they can keep that won’t wilt.
A large quantity of sprouts from music critics at the music programmes at upper secondary schools in Bodø, Tromsø and Mosjøen will potentially be hatched over the next few days. With freshly sharpened pencils in hand, they will once again compete to write the best music review. This time around it’s the Arctic Philharmonic’s Opera Gala tour that will be noted on the pads of the aspiring critics.
Patronage acts as a recognition of organisations and events in important areas of society. The Arctic Philharmonic has had the pleasure of HRH Crown Prince Haakon’s patronage for five years, and has just received the wonderful news that his patronage has now been extended until 2020.
What happens when Northern Norway’s most charming brothers team up with the region’s stately symphony orchestra? The answer will be revealed at the Arctic Arts Festival when the two giants of music in the north, Violet Road and the Arctic Philharmonic, meet for a concert in Harstad on 23 June.