The Hallé - Henning Kraggerud: Artist in Residence, online, 11 February–11 May 2021, from £5 - Book now
OLE BULL La Mélancholie Arr. Henning Kraggerud
EDVARD GRIEG Violin Sonata No.3 Arr. Henning Kraggerud and Bernt Simen Lund (UK Premiere)
OLE BULL / JOHAN SVENDSEN The Herd-girls’ Sunday
JOHAN HALVORSEN Maiden’s Song
HENNING KRAGGERUD Equinox: Postludes
JOHANNES BRAHMS String Sextet No.1, Andante, ma moderato
Henning Kraggerud (Artist in Residence) VIOLIN/DIRECTOR
The halfway point of the Hallé’s Winter Season is marked with a special concert curated by Hallé Artist in Residence, Henning Kraggerud.
The acclaimed violinist has put together a beguiling programme of works mainly by Norwegian compatriots, including his adaptation of Grieg’s Third Violin Sonata to a concerto with small orchestra which receives its UK premiere.
Described as an ‘artist of versatility and passion’, Henning is also a gifted composer, as heard in movements from his Equinox: four violin concertos in 24 keys, evoking 24 hours in 24 time zones, which was composed as a musical counterpoint to a story by the celebrated Norwegian author, Jostein Gaarder. The resulting kaleidoscopic tour of the globe was described by BBC Music Magazine as ‘entering a magical world’.
Also in the programme are works by Ole Bull and Johan Halvorsen, and finally the Andante from Brahms’ String Sextet No.1 – a set of expansive and adventurous variations built on the La Folia bass line, popular in the baroque period.
The Hallé - Henning Kraggerud: Artist in Residence, online