Source: Oppland Arbeiderblad
Paper issue- published 18.06.13
Author: Ingvar Skattebu
Found by Tessa Lande. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Katie Anderson.
Rybak on a Summer Visit Again
Alexander Rybak will be back in Valdres when the Valdres summer symphony starts up again.
Alexander Rybak, Ragnhild Hemsing and Henning Kraggerud are all results of the annual summer courses in Valdres. From June 22 until July 2 they have concerts, and apart from that the program is filled with young national and international stars within classical music.
Alexander Rybak is a great inspiration for young aspiring musicians within classical music. And year after year he performs during the Valdres summer symphony. He has personally been a part of this unique program for young, classical musicians for nearly 20 years.
“This year, the week long music fest in Valdres tempts with Brahms at Galleri Hilsen in Fagernes, and Brilliant and beautiful at Tingvang and at Sildredomen. Or a specially designed festival package where Munkekroens gourmet cuisine meets Per Arne Glorvigen’s furious tango orchestra at Valdres folk museum?” asks Nord-Aurdal community at their web site.
-You can also meet the youngest stars during the summer symphony. The unbroken chain from beginners to the experienced artist is a clear characteristic of the Valdres summer symphony. With a total of 30 concerts, 300 students, and 100 teachers, the Valdres summer symphony is one of the biggest courses in Europe, both in extent and quality, says the head of the culture unit in Nord-Aurdal, Ellen Persvold.