When Alesund, Norway was rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1905 they redefined the term ‘picturesque’ for the world of jigsaw junkies. Houses and facades are painted in art deco motif of bright colors are reflected in the fiords littered with crafts of every description.
The Symphony of Nations string quintet went to Alesund as musicians in residence at University of Nations’ art campus. During the several months residency they performed a total of twelve times. Performances were held at the restaurant, Lyspunktet (translation – point of light,) and in churches and schools. Among some of their more challenging pieces was Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Vaughan William’s string quintet in 7/4.
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