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Alexander Rybak, Vivaldi Orchestra and T. Stanghelle at the University of Oslo, 12.10.2011

Alexander playing with the Vivaldi Orchestra of his father, Igor, and Thomas Stanghelle, for the 200 years Jubilee of the University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo), the following pieces:

  • Bergrosa, by Sven Nyhus
  • L’inverno (the Winter), from Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four seasons”
  • Two songs from “Some Sunny Night” with Thomas Stanghelle, the composer of this work, based on the life of Ketil Moe. At the presence of his friend in life, Mark Wang.

Recording by Alev Can and Venche Mellemstrand. Montage by Yannis Pap. English translation by Tessa La. Subtitles by Julia B.

Also on Dailymotion

Performance at the Ketil Moe Race. Sept.11th, 2011

Short article in the paper-issue of Agderposten 13.9.11.

Found by Olina Novikova. Translated by Tessa La. Revised by Bita

The dream had finally come true. After 50 performances in “The Sound of Music”, several performances in “Mathilde from Ramsøya” and an album release, the young Kristian S. Pedersen from Arendal had received the chance to perform with Rybak.

Sunday was the special day. On the day of Ketil Moe’s race in Dyreparken, together with composer Thomas Stanghelle, they arranged and performed the “Angel of Life” from the opera musical “Some Sunny Night” dedicated to Ketil Moe. The presentation was wonderful and touching.


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Young boy from Arendal will sing with Rybak

Article from  www.arendals-tidende.no, published 07.09.11. Written by Linda Christensen. Photo: Linda Christensen.

Link to original article:http://www.arendals-tidende.no/index.cfm?event=doLink&famID=201649&frontFamID=38722

Translated by Tessa La

UPCOMING STAR: Kristian Skoglund Pedersen is looking forward to singing with Alexander Rybak at the memorial run race for Ketil Moe on Sunday

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Alexander’s concerts in China were cancelled due to politics

Alexander was going to perform in China on 1, 2 and 5 November for the musical “Some Sunny Night” by Thomas Stanghelle, where he portrays Ketil Moe, a respected figure among Norwegian athletes, who gave a personal fight against cystic fibrosis. His parents would participate as well.

Unfortunately, the concerts were suddenly cancelled by the Chinese Department of Culture yesterday, in the context of the general anger of the Chinese government against Norway, after the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiabo, a dissident and political prisoner in China. No other Norwegian artists are known to face similar problems in China so far.

Alexander talked to NRK and TV2 about this issue. Links found by Marianne Saietz (who also pays the subscription to let us watch TV2!) and Vigdis Ar. Uploading by Yannis Papadopoulos. Many thanks for the translation to Tessa La!

More articles about the cancellation here:

Found by Hege Anita SteinvikVG Newspaper

Found by Sara Anja RuskeDagbladet Newspaper

Found by Vigdis ArSide2 website