Programme 2015

2 aug Poplyd: Siri Nilsen with celloband
6 aug Cellolyd at Reine- Official Opening
6 aug The Classical
7 aug Family show – Mime and Cello
7 aug The Classical II
8 aug Meet the composers Tanja Orning and Christian Wallumrød
8 aug Nye Lyder – New Sounds
8 aug Cellopub


Poplyd: Siri Nilsen with cello band

@ Loftet, Reine Rorbuer

Tickets: NOK 250,-/175,-/50,- (+ service fee)

We prestart this year’s festival on a brand new venue in Cellolyd history! “Loftet” has been our rehearsal premises the last years, but this is the first time we invite the audience into this intimate hall. Siri Nilsen is a well renowned Norwegian singer/songwriter, celebrated by critics, musicians and writers as well as the audience. In 2014 she released her third album, Skyggebokser, which earned her a Norwegian Grammy. Siri is on tour with her trusted band this summer, but at Cellolyd of course cellos replace the traditional band instruments! As a member of both the Cellolyd ensemble and Siri’s band, it is Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen who has made all the arrangements for cello sextet.

With: Siri Nilsen, Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen, Kristine Solberg, Liv Opdal, Tove Margrethe Erikstad, Einar Halle, og Lisa Isabel Holstad.

Cellolyd at Reine – Official Opening

@ Reine center


Mini concert with the festival cellists. More info later!

The Classical

@ UL Lysbøen, Ramberg

Tickets 250,-/175,-/50,- (+service free)

His everyday work is in the Berlin Philharmonic and the most prestigious and long-established cello ensemble in the world, The 12 Cellists. We are very proud that Martin Menking is coming to Lofoten to lead this concert with our own festival ensemble! Joining us on this concert is also principal bassist in The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Christian Mortensen. This concert is repeated in Borge church Friday at 19h.


Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)

Norsk / Det første Møde - from Melodies opus 53

Hjertesår / Våren -from Elegiac Melodies opus 34

Kulokk / Stabbelåt -from Nordic Melodies opus 63


Sergej Rachmanninov (1873–1943): Vocalise

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937): La tombeau de Couperin

Edouard Lalo (1823–1892): Intermezzo from Cello Concerto in d minor

With: Martin Menking, Tanja Orning, Liv Opdal, Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen, Kristine Solberg, Einar Halle, Tove Margrethe Erikstad, Lisa isabel Holstad, Christian Mortensen.

Family show – Mime and Cello

@ Sørvågen Kino

Tickets: 130,- (+ service fee)

In mime all ideas, characters, feelings, reactions and thoughts are expressed through movement and gestures. Join us into different secret places to discover the strange, funny and scary cello sounds and melodies that exist there! Suitable for children and adults of all ages.

With: Egle Konciene and Lisa Isabel Holstad

The Classical II

@ Borge kirke

Tickets 250,-/175,-/50,- (+service fee)

Special price for "vikings": Show your ticket from Lofotr Vikingmuseum the same day and pay only 175 NOK

See programme for "The Classical" Thursday August 6th.

Meet the composers Tanja Orning and Christian Wallumrød

@ Loftet, Reine Rorbuer

Tickets: Included in Nye Lyder

What musical ideas made the foundation for the pieces that are soon to be performed for the very first time? What are the composers’ relations to the cello and how does it feel to create music with the magnificent Lofoten nature as a background? Meet Tanja Orning and Christian Wallumrød in conversation with festival director Lisa Isabel Holstad. Duration approximately 30 min. Walking distance to Reine Church.

Nye Lyder – New Sounds

@ Reine Church

Tickets: 250,-/175,-/50, (+ service fee)

In this concert we are presenting no less than two world premieres! The Festival has commissioned two Norwegian cello octets by the composers Tanja Orning and Christian Wallumrød. The composers are as well active and renowned performers of experimental music/contemporary music on cello and piano respectively, and will perform both as soloists and as a duo.

With: Tanja Orning, Christian Wallumrød, Martin Menking, Liv Opdal, Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen, Kristine Solberg, Einar Halle, Tove Margrethe Erikstad, Lisa Isabel Holstad.


@ Å Brygge

Tickets: 250,- (+ service fee)

The most popular concert of the festival is where you can hear highlights from this year’s festival as well as previous festivals, new hits and audience requests. The festival ensemble plays music of all genres, so be creative and make a request – and you might get to hear your favourite song in a way you never heard before!


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