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'
Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113
Du bist die Ruh
Vainement, ma bien-aiméee fra operaen 'Le roi d'Ys'
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:
Tue 27 August 7pm