Alexander Rybak and the TrondheimSolistene in Mandal church 7.9.2018

Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene delivered an impressive musical experience in Mandal Church on Friday night.

Text to picture: Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene had good control of their string instruments in Mandal Church on Friday night.

Source: Lindesnes paper. Published 7.9.2018. Text and photo: Idar Hennestad Lamo.
Found by Ulli C. Translated by TessaLa, Revision by Anni Jowett. 

Despite a disappointing audience attendance, Kai Stoveland, the head organiser of the Musikvenner Mandal, was delighted with Friday’s great event in Mandal church.

– This was absolutely magical, and certainly one of the best we’ve had, he told to Lindesnes (the news paper) right after the concert was finished.

Along with the TrondheimSolistene, Alexander Rybak captivated the audience and delivered a brilliant musical evening for the 200 visitors.

It all started with the TrondheimSolistene’s performance of Grieg’s “Two Nordic Songs” before a work by the German composer Hans Werner Henze was presented.

Concentrated: Alexander Rybak performed Friday night in Mandal church together with the TrondheimSolistene. Photo: Idar Hennestad Lamo.

Great artist

– If anyone wants to count the 32 variations in this part, they can just give up, the musical leader Geir Inge Lotsberg said before they started playing ” Sonata per Archi .

With their 16 musicians, they filled the church room with beautiful melodies and it was clear that the audience appreciated what they heard and the applause ran long after each song.

Alexander Rybak then entered the stage and impressed Stoveland with his performances.

– As a violinist, and with his great ability to perform and versatility, he is a great artist, he said adding that his personal highlight from the concert was when Rybak performed “Liebesleid” by Fritz Kreisler.

Photo: Idar Hennestad Lamo.

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