Photo: Kyrre Lien

HørBar // Gates of Hell

Wed 21 Octoober 7:30pm


This concert is included in the following subscription series:

Total series

Terje Tønnesen artistic leader / violin
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra




Johann Sebastian Bach

From Die Kunst der Fuge, Contrapunctus 14

Ludwig van Beethoven

Grosse Fuge

Richard Strauss



We invite you to the restaging of Gates of Hell, one of our most ambitious projects both in scale and artistic scope.  

Under the musical guidance of its artistic director Terje Tønnesen, we take the feature of performing by heart one step further and bring this extraordinary project.

First seen in 2015 at the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, the concert consists of two parts: The performance starts with musicians posing as various figures from Auguste Rodin’s monumental sculpture ‘Gates of Hell’, creating a visual narrative about the destruction of war while building an anticipation of what is to follow. This highly unusual exhibition is followed by the orchestra’s powerful performance of Richard Strauss’ Metamorphose, also performed by heart.

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