Source: Paper issue of Østlandets Blad 28.04.2014
Author and photo: Daniel Gauslaa
Found by Jorunn Ekre, translated by TessaLa, revised by Katie Andersson
Picture on the front page of the newspaper.
Played with Rybak in Ås: On Sunday evening 150 culture school children from the Follo region were on stage in Ås Culture house with Alexander Rybak. Together they took the breath away from the audience during the two concerts.
RYBAK IS SO FUNNY
150 children and youth from Follo region on stage with Alexander Rybak
IN THE FIRST ROW WITH RYBAK: Emily Rebecca Husevåg Kristensen (14) and Julie Christine Lange (13) (to front left) from the culture school in Ås got to play with Alexander Rybak for the second time in Ås Culture House om sunday.
Alexander Rybak praises the young musicians from Folloe on stage and says that playing in Ås is like being on vacation.
ÅS: 150 music students from across Follo and some places in Østfold gathered in Ås Culture House for two concerts with Alexander Rybak Sunday evening.
2012 was the last time Rybak was on stage with the same concept in Ås Culture House. Both children and adults enjoyed the musical performances both by Rybak and music students. Throughout the weekend, the students have worked with Rybak to nail the Sunday concerts. Several hundred people attended the two concerts, and there were many proud parents, grandparents and other family members among them.
150 STUDENTS: Along with 150 pupils Rybak was on stage in Ås Culture House for the first time since 2012.
Took part also in 2012:
Emily Rebecca Husevåg Kristensen (14) and Christine Julia Lange (13) are students at the culture school in Ås, and also took part when Rybak came to visit two years ago.
– It’s pretty cool to play with Rybak, and it’s much more fun when there are many small children, SAY the two girls almost in unison.
Lange says that it was more difficult two years ago than it is today.
– Now it’s really easy,- she says.
When Østlandets Blad talked with the two girls before the concert, they were a bit nervous, but mostly looking forward to playing. They have also played with Elise Båtnes before, but find it more fun to play with Rybak.
– Båtnes is more challenging,- says Husevåg Kristensen.
It’s kind of a holiday
– It’s great to see so many violin and cello talents gathered under one roof, says Alexander Rybak to the public.
He is also pleased to be back in Ås Cultural House, and is impressed with the level of the students.
– I have never before seen such unity AS the culture school students have in Ås, he says and adds: – To be here and play with them is kind of A holiday for me. It’s so easy.
ALEXANDER RYBAK PLAYS IN ÅS CULTURE HOUSE
Source: www.aasavis.no 28.04.2014
Author and video: Hanne Væren
Found by Ulli C, translated by TessaLa, revised by Katie Andersson
ÅS: Twice A full house in the culture house when Alexander Rybak and students from Ås and other cultural schools in Follo and the region hold a double concert on Sunday.
Alexander Rybak flirted with the audience all the way and had them in the palm of his hand. He played and sang some pieces himself, but committed much of the concert to the young, too.
– These are the stars of tomorrow, the real talents. Take good care of them, and encourage them to keep playing, was his call to the audience which consisted of many parents, relatives and friends.
Two young, avowed violinists
The two girls from Ås, Ane Olsen Svebak (10) and Junie Petzold (10), were a bit tired after the concerts on Sunday, but certainly happy after a three-day seminar with Rybak.
They started on Friday after school and kept on until Sunday night when the last note ended at the second concert.
– It was fun to meet Alexander Rybak, and get to play a lot. He was very nice throughout the whole seminar, but maybe a tiny bit strict at the dress rehearsal, says the two young violinists.
The two don’t think what they learned at the seminar was difficult, but in such a big concert it was a bit tricky to remember the correct order of the various performances.
Ane has played the violin for two years and Junie five years. And both guaranteed that they will now continue to play the violin for many years to come.