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Photo: Erik Burås


Terje Tønnesen artistic leader

Håkon Kornstad tenor saxophone/ tenor

Mats Eilertsen double bass
Frode Haltli accordion



Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber / Iannis Xenakis

Entratra fra Sonata à 6 i B-dur og 'Aroura'

Christoph Willibald Gluck

O del mio dolce ardor from 'Paris og Helena'

Béla Bartók

Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113

Paolo Tosti



L'ultima canzone

Richard Wagner

Im Treibhaus

Franz Schubert 

Du bist die Ruh

Édouard Lalo 

Vainement, ma bien-aiméee fra operaen 'Le roi d'Ys'

Edvard Grieg 

Jeg reiste en deilig sommerkveld

What do you call a seamless mix between jazz and classical music, interspersed with Italian folk songs backed by accordion, double bass and string instruments?  In the middle of it all, we find Håkon Kornstad moving effortlessly between his tenor sax and mellifluous vocal.

Kornstad, renowned for his virtuosity, har already enjoyed a successful international career as a jazz saxophonist, before deciding to take up opera singing, earning a master's degree from the Norwegian Opera Academy. Since then, he has paved a way to his unique musical world, where his operatic tenor voice is complimented with lustrous tenor sax combining two vastly different musical expressions. 

Season Opening: #Tenor

This concert is included in the following subscription series:

Aula series

Total series
Gold series

Tue 27 August 7pm

University Aula

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