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Monday, September 11, 2017


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Welcome to three very special concerts in Arendal Culture House and Stavanger Concert Hall.

 

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Lars Anders Tomter (viola) and Jan Bjøranger (violin) will perform with the Ensemble 1B1, an extraordinary ensemble which has played numerous successful concerts on three continents the last couple of years.  Among other articles and reviews Vanity Fair recently wrote that 1B1 is one of the seven most important projects on the classical scene in the ...


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Thursday, July 28, 2016


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Early Music Reviews give the album 5/5 stars, and write:

 

"There are many recordings of Vivaldi’s recorder concertos but this is certainly one that stands out, not just for Dan Laurin’s exciting and seemingly effortless recorder playing and his wonderfully imaginative ornamentation of the slow movements, but also for the magnificent ensemble playing of the whole team. Laurin’s interesting and informative booklet notes are the icing on the cake.”

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Friday, May 20, 2016


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1B1 is currently enjoying great success with its series of concerts in New York. The string orchestra, which began as a student group at the music conservatory in Stavanger in 2008 and who last year won a Grammy, has during the last two weeks played with several of the biggest international stars of classical music, in front of audiences that included famous cultural figures like Salman Rushdie, Helena Christensen and David Byrne.
 
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Monday, November 16, 2015


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Thursday 12th November saw 1B1 debut on Brooklyn’s new National Sawdust venue with two very different interpretations of Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite. First out was the very gifted, young pianist, Christian Ihle Hadland, with a fierce call and response rendition between him and the orchestra. After a reception hosted by the Norwegian minister of culture, Torill Widvey, the composer / improviser musician Erlend Skomsvoll offered a deconstructed and improvised version of the same music, with ...
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015


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In November, 1B1 makes its debut at the National Sawdust venue. The residency includes concerts, recording sessions and a reception attended by the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey.
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