Tine Thing Helseth & Gunnar Flagstad: Norwegian Duo On Tour In Ireland

Tine Thing Helseth & Gunnar Flagstad
Tine Thing Helseth & Gunnar Flagstad

The Norwegian trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth goes on tour in Ireland with pianist Gunnar Flagstad this week. They kicked of their tour tuesday night in St. Ann’s Church in Dublin.

Tine Thing Helseth & Gunnar Flagstad
Tine Thing Helseth & Gunnar Flagstad                                                                                                        Photo Credit: Marita Solheim

– It’s the first time I’m on a tour in Ireland, and I’m really excited, Helseth said in between the
magnificent trumpet playing.

Recognition all over the world
It’s hard not to be bowled over by the passion for music and enthusiasm of Tine Thing Helseth.

She has been recognised as one of the world’s leading trumpet soloists. Helseth has been praised
and complemented all over the world for her lovely sound, flawless technique and soulful phrasing.
She has the ability to make it look so easy, even though every trumpet player know it’s actually not.

Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has rapidly established herself as one of the foremost trumpet soloists of our time, garnering critical acclaim for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to music-making.

An artist who challenges the boundaries of genre with an intensely creative, open-minded philosophy, Tine has worked with some of the world’s leading orchestras to date, including the BBC Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, and the Orchestre philharmonique de Luxembourg. Tine also enjoys working with an increasing number of chamber orchestras.

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Varied program
The star trumpeter has a very varied program on her tour accompanied by Gunnar Flagstad on
piano. The audience will get to hear Norwegian traditional tunes from Edvard Grieg, but also a
few pieces from Germany and Hungary. The duo premiered a new piece called “Through every wind that blows” by the Irish composer Deirdre Gibbin. (b.1967) This piece is the first of two new
works for the Autumn 2017 season, commissioned by Music Network – who arranges this tour.

Geirr Tveitt (1908-1981)
Vélkomne med æra (Welcome with honour) from Suite No. 1
“Hundrad folketonar frå Hardanger” (A hundred Hardanger Tunes) Op.151

Edvard Hagerup Bull (1922-2012)
Perpetuum Mobile (Homage to Johann Strauss)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Four Romances on Poems by Pushkin, Op.46
I. Rebirth
II. Jealousy
III. Premonition
IV. Stanzas

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Café 1930 (from Historie du Tango, 1986)

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (1939)
I. Mit Kraft
II. Mässig bewegt
III. Trauermusik. Sehr langsam

Deirdre Gribbin (b.1967)
“Through every wind that blows”
New commission by Music Network

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 56, BB 68
I. Jocul cu bâtā (Stick Dance)
II. Brâul (Sash Dance)
III. Pe loc (In One Spot)
IV. Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum)
V. Poarga Româneascā (Romanian Polka)
VI. Māruntel (Fast Dance)

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Haugtusssa (The Mountain Maid) Op. 67 (arr. for trumpet and piano)
1. Det syng
2. Veslemøy
3. Blåbærli
4. Møte
5. Elsk
6. Killingdans
7. Vond dag
8. Ved Gjetlebekken

Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
Three songs:
Nanna’s Lied (Nanna’s Song) (1939)
Youkali (1934)
Je ne t’aime pas (I don’t love you) (1934)

Thine Thing Helseth & Gunnar Flagstad
Thine Thing Helseth & Gunnar Flagstad                                                                                                             Photo Credit: Marita Solheim

The concert in St. Ann’s Church was the first of eight concerts in Ireland this week. In case you missed the first concert of the tour, you can get tickets for one of the upcoming events HERE.

WED 11 OCT – Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 8pm
THURS 12 OCT – City Hall (Georgian Large Room), Waterford, 7.30 pm
FRI 13 OCT – The Model, Sligo, 8pm
SUN 15 OCT – Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, 8pm
MON 16 OCT – Station House Theatre, Clifden, 8pm
TUES 17 OCT – All Saints Church, Castleconnell, Limerick, 8pm
WED 18 OCT – Siamsa Tire, Tralee, 8pm

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