Last chance this Sunday! Enchanted by Ole Bull

Every Sunday in July and August! An exclusive round-trip, with guided tour and concert on the world famous violinist’s own island, Lysøen. 

Experience music by Ole Bull and Edvard Grieg at Lysøen this summer. The concert location is the stunning, high ceiling music hall with exotic ornamentals– all carved out of Norwegian pine. With its unique acoustics, it completes the unique experience and guarantees an unforgettable day. Bus departure with English speaking storyteller from the Tourist Information in Bergen city centre at 10.30. 

Buy tickets including bus from Bergen city centre here. 350/300/150 NOK. 

The concert features violinist Brage Sæbø or Johanne Haugland and the pianists Knut Christian Jansson, Annabel Guaita or Marko Nouwens.

The concert programme ranges from the emotively beautiful and melancholy to the wild and masterly. There is unfortunately no sound recording of Ole Bull, but at Lysøen you can see some of his most valuable and best violins. If we are lucky, the Guarneri – from 1733, which Ole Bull bought in Moscow during one of his concert tours – will be taken out of its glass case. Can we perhaps experience some of Ole Bull’s tones in this violin?

Concert program
Ole Bull (1810-1880):
The visit to the mountains
La Mélancolie
The Nightingale

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911): Romanse Op 26 (1881)/

Harald Sæverud (1897-1992): Romanza opus 23 (1943)

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907):
From Norwegian Folk songs Op 66: Cradle song and Calling the flock/ Røtnamsknut opus 72
From Sonata no. 2 Op 13: Lento doloroso - Allegro vivace 

Violin: Brage Sæbø and Dmytro Kozar
Piano: Marko Nouwens, Knut Christian Jansson and Annabel Guaita.
Guide: Tina Engedal, Silje Solberg and Elise Winterthun

Timetable for Roundtrip:
10.30 Departure for Bergen Tourist Information
11.15 Shuttle Boat 1 from Buena Quay
11.30 Shuttle Boat 2 from Buena Quay
12.15 Guided tour of Ole Bull's villa
13.00 Recital starts
13.40 Recital finished (Time for coffee)
14.00 Experience the island with the musicians
14.50 Departure Shuttle Boat 1 from Lysøen
15.10 Departure Shuttle Boat 2 Lysøen
15.20 Departure Bus from Buena Quay
ca. 16.10 Bus arrive in Bergen city centre

Adults: kr. 350
Bergencard: kr. 300
Children: kr. 150

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* Adults: kr. 350 Bergencard: kr. 300 Children: kr. 150

Foto: Dag Fosse / KODE