26-29 jan Festival Organist at Glogerfestspillene, Kongsberg
To honour the 1765 Baroque organ by Gottfried Gloger, the old silver mining city of Kongsberg arranges their annual festival. NHA participates at several events and performs his own solo concert on Saturday 28 jan at 16:00. To celebrate the Reformation jubilee, the programme will include organ chorales over Martin Luther's own hymns by Renaissance and Baroque composers, as well as improvisations.
4 feb Orgelets Ønskekonsert, Stavanger konserthus
This annual Audience Favourites concert is conceived and staged by NHA and bases its programme on votes and proposals from the public. Loreto Aramendi and Marcus Berg are joining NHA at the organ. Stavanger Symphony Choir, Elg and surprise guests. Promo video with Liverpool's football anthem played on the organ.
12 mar Picnic med orgelet, Stavanger konserthus
Nils Henrik Asheim and Rudi Bjørknes Gundersen invite the audience to sit down on the stage, for a concert and a chat about the organ.
16-19 mar Festival Organist at Vinterfestspillene, Røros
Once again a mining city, this time Vinterfestspillene at Røros Church with its two organs, the Baroque instrument from 1741 and the Ryde&Berg organ from 2013. NHA participates in several concerts, collaborating with festival artists and young music pupils.
24 mar Orgelnatt, Stavanger konserthus
For this edition of Organ Night, we have gathered such excellent artists as Nils Bech w/Øyvind Mathisen, Kit Downes / Tom Challenger, Gisle Martens Meyer, Nils Henrik Asheim, with Birk Nygaard and Tord Knudsen collaborating on visuals.
22 apr Project with Roma musicians from Slovakia, musicians from Kitchen Orchestra and Iva Bittova.
Recording sessions and concert at Tou Scene.
11 jun Fauré: Requiem with choir and organ, Stavanger konserthus
Stavanger Symphony Choir, Nils Henrik Asheim at the organ. Also playing César Franck's Choral in B minor.
27 aug Stavanger konserthus
Concert in the Organ series, musicians to be confirmed.
1 sep Randaberg kulturhus, opening
Outdoor commission for the opening of new culture house.
27 sept Catch Light, KORK, Oslo
The violin and percussion concerto Catch Light in new version for slightly reduces orchestration, played by Peter Herresthal, Joakim Nordin and the Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra
Date not set - PREMIERE Solistkoret / Ensemble Allegria
New piece to be performed together with parts of Haydn's the Seasons.
6 oct Organ Night
An interesting collaboration to come.
1 or 2 nov Vox Humana Stavanger domkirke
New voice & organ project with singer Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer
3 dec Konzerthalle Bamberg
Solo concert with transcriptions of Brahms' Haydn Variations and Grieg's Ballad.
16 dec Kitchen Orchestra, Christmas concert - Tou Scene, Stavanger
The annual event where NHA is master of ceremonies, pianist and arranger. Kitchen Orchestra is Stavanger's large pool of improvising musicians.
19 nov Obstfelders Orgelnatt, Stavanger konserthus
An evening in Stavanger konserthus' series of Organ Nights, to celebrate the 150 years anniversary of Stavanger-born poet Sigbjørn Obstfelder. NHA is artistic director of the night and plays the organ together with Ståle Storløkken and Daniel Buner Formo - improvised music and Wagner ouvertures. Also appearing: Actor Torbjørn Eriksen, authors Johan Harstad and Fredrik Høyer, Broen, Tord Knudsen, Agatha Wara and Tarik Hindic. See Video of audience portraits by Carsten Aniksdal - video of Obstfelder poem on Concert Hall Façade by Nils Henrik Asheim.
09 nov PREMIERE - "Beethoven-nummeret", Stavanger konserthus
A new piece for organ, orchestra, recorded voice and audience's mobile phones, by Nils Henrik Asheim. Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. Text: Øyvind Rimbereid. Annual conference of Norsk Kulturråd. See video.
19 oct "En grenseløs ønskekonsert", Uranienborg church, Oslo
A concert of popular organ repertoire and transcriptions, together with Guro Asheim, violin. Music by Grieg, Händel, Thalben-Ball, Borodin, Mascagni, Shostakovitch, Williams, Saint-Saëns, Piazzolla and Tveitt.
09 oct Kitchen Orchestra & Hilmar Jensson - Tou Scene, Stavanger
Pianist in improv concert with Icelandic composer/guitarist Hilmar Jensson. Kitchen Orchestra
15 sep PREMIERE - Sudden Landscapes
Permiere of new work for organ and orchestra, Stavanger Concert Hall. Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, cond.James Feddeck, Nils Henrik Asheim: organ. Sudden Landscapes is a large-scale symphonic painting where the organ and the orchestra continuously exchange sounds and blend in different ways. Sudden Landscapes is commisioned by Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, with support from the Norwegian Cultural Fund.
28 aug Bli kjent med orgelet
Ghislain Gourvennec and Nils Henrik Asheim perform and show you the organ of Stavanger konserthus
06 aug Pilegrim i orgelsko - Nidarosdomen, Trondheim
A pedagogical project with organ pupils. The project was prepared through a workshop in Trondheim in May. All 10 pupils (age 8 to 19) performe two pieces each, and participated in group improvisations. Two new cycles by NHA are premiered: "Small things I have found" and "Stop Motion Toccatas".
22 apr PREMIERE - Orgelskipet, new work for organ, sinfonietta orchestra and carillon
Orgelskipet starts with music from the carillon, outside the church before the start of the concert. At the start of the concert, organ and orchestra blend into the carillon sound and take over. Vegar Sandholt, carillon, Bjørn Andor Drage, organ, Arctic Sinfonietta, cond.Kai Grinde Myrann. Bodø International Organ Festival.
23 apr Orgelnatt
In the spirit of the Organ nights in Stavanger konserthus, NHA is staging this evening in Bodø Cathedral. Four organists, Bjørn Andor Drage, Mikael Rönnberg, Carl-Henrik Buschmann and Nils Henrik Asheim. Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat, Ensemble Ylajali, Anne-Liis Poll, Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, dancers from Pias Ballettstudio and Tord Knudsen, light design. Video of Prince tribute: Purple Rain, 4 organs.
1 apr PREMIERE - Wind Sculptures
At the opening of Orgelkraft, NHA's new piece Wind Sculptures for Sheng and orchestra, is premiered by Wu Wei and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, cond.Rossen Gergov.
1-3 apr Orgelkraft festival - Stavanger konserthus
3 days of concerts and explorations. Orgelkraft is a new festival created by NHA, which will possibly happen every third year in Stavanger konserthus. Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Wu Wei, Björn Steinar Solbergsson, Christian Schmitt, Anna von Hausswolff, Ådne Sæverud, John Derek Bishop, Bow To Each Other, Guttorm Andreasen, Hagit Yakira, Hampus Lindwall, Aurélie Franck, Cindy Castillo Morten Qvenild, Sigbjørn Apeland, Viola Organista/Slawomir Zubrzycki, Sarah Kim.
28 feb Concert on harmonium, melodica etc at Norsk Barnemuseum
23 jan Orgelets Ønskekonsert - Stavanger konserthus
The 3rd edition of the Audience Favourites concert. Organists: Gunnar Petersen-Øverleir, Babett Hartmann and NHA. See video.
19 dec Kitchen Orchestra: Christmas Concert
Introducing artists on video at the yearly Christmas extravaganza.
11 dec Performing Widor at UiS Christmas Concert
19 nov Vaughan Williams with SSO
Playing the organ part on Vaughan Williams' Sinfonia Antarctica, Stavanger konserthus
31 oct Thomas Dybdahl, Stavanger
Guest organist with Thomas Dybdahl at his solo concert in Stavanger konserthus.
30 oct Solo organ recital, Røa Kirke, Oslo
Performing Grieg, Borodin, Shostakovitch, Saint-Saëns, Satie, Piazzolla, Thalben-Ball and Grieg. Røa musikkfestuker.
29 oct Orgelsjøen, with Øyvind Rimbereid, Bergen Cathedral
A duo project with Ø.R. reading his poems and N.H. playing together with guests: Sigurd Øgaard on organ and volunteers on slide whistles. After-concert talk in Bergen Library. Bergen Kirkeautunnale.
29 oct Solo organ recital, Mariakirken, Bergen
Performing Mozart, Frescobaldi+improvisations work-in-progress and Bach's Passacaglia. Bergen Kirkeautunnale.
24 oct Open Day at Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Organ station for families in Stavanger konserthus. Organ pipes, harmonium, melodica etc.
04 oct Organ solo, Eglise du Saint-Esprit, Paris
30 minutes improvisation to be heard on Soundcloud
02 oct Piano solo, Earwaves festival, Stavanger
Performing a 25 minutes improvised solo at Per Zanussi's festival for improvised music.
27 sep Concert, Steinkjer Church
With Jon-Pål Inderberg, Trønderkor and Steinkjer Kammerkor. Organ repertoire and improvisations.
13 sep Kitchen Orchestra 10 years: Lotte Anker "Transcending Jukebox", Tou Scene
Conducting the premiere of Lotte Anker's commission.
05 sep PREMIERE: "Knut sine stemmer", OsloA 10 minutes piece to commemorate composer and choir conductor Knut Nystedt on his 100th anniversary. Det Norske Solistkor, Ensemble Allegria, Concentus and former Solistkor singers seated in the audience. Choir, string orchestra and electronic soundtrack.
03 sep Concert on harmonium, melodica etc at Norsk Barnemuseum
30 aug Organ, cello and singer, Stavanger konserthus
Performing with Liv Opdal and Eva Bjerga Haugen, as opening of the Organ season in Stavanger konserthus
28 aug Performing Nystedt "Exultate" + "Pieta" for organ at Orgel i Sentrum, St.Johannes, Stavanger
15 aug Gathering for Mozart + organ solo
Gala concert of International Chamber Music Festival, Stavanger konserthus. Fanfare from 10 aug repeated
04 jun PREMIERE: Eg søv, men hjartet vaker
A new work for string orchestra and actor, based on texts from the Song of Songs. Ensemble Allegria and Ane Dahl Torp. Bergen International Festival.
30 may Orgelnatt, Stavanger konserthus
Orgelnatt With Sandra Kolstad, Arve Henriksen, Eirik Raude, Lasse Marhaug. DJ: Tarjei Nygård. Visuals by Tord Knudsen.
5-6-7 may Zanussi/Asheim/Solberg Trio with John Butcher
5 may: Mir, Oslo
6 may: Vanntårnet, Nesodden
7 may: Tou Scene, Stavanger
23 apr Introducing Mahler 5
on stage with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
15 apr Introducing Beethoven's opus 131
on stage with Vertavo Quartet, Aulaen, Oslo
14 apr PREMIERE: The Schubert Moment (work in progress)
Oslo, Norwegian Academy of Music, as a part of "The Reflective Musician" festival. Dances by Franz Schubert, re-composed for an ensemble of 5 musicians, based on folk-music and other references.
13 apr Presenting Beethovens string quartet opus 131
Interactive lecture with the Vertavo Quartet at the Norwegian Music Academy.
11 apr PREMIERE: Miranda Alone
A new piece for viola solo, based on material from the children's opera "The Tempest", performed by Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad. National Library, Oslo
10+11 apr "Nomade", a project for children in collaboration with Bert Bernaerts.
Children from Johannes Læringssenter and students from Stavanger Katedralskole play on Bernaerts' custom made instruments of tubes and shells. Big Bang music festival for children, Stavanger konserthus
15 mar "Etyder over tiden" for string orchestra
performed by Oslo Camerata and students from Steinerskolen i Vestfold. Svenska Margaretakyrkan, Oslo Internasjonale Kirkemusikkfestival
08 mar Lyden av kirken, Klæbu
Participating with organ improvisations in collaborative concert directed by Asbjørn Berson
03 mar Organist conference, Tønsberg
Lecture & performing Knut Nystedt's Exultate and Pieta in Tunsberg Cathedral
07 feb Orgelets Ønskekonsert, Stavanger konserthus
Curating, directing and co-performing this yearly event (first time: 2014) where the audience have been invited to vote on the programme. See photo album.
08 jan Solo concert, All Ears festival, Oslo Domkirke
A 40 minutes solo concert on the Cathedral organ, as part of the festival's opening event. To be heard on Soundcloud.
12.12.14 Kitchen Orchestra: Christmas Concert, Tou Scene
28.11.14 Concert, Dominican Monastery, Kosice (Slovakia)
Improvised music together with Iva Bittova, Petter Frost Fadnes and Ståle Birkeland.
18.11.14 Zanussi/Asheim/Solberg trio at MIR
Free improvised music at the Blowout concert series.
16.11.14 Orgelmiks: Rørfløytenes Dans, Stavanger konserthus
Flute and organ concert with Vidar Austvik and students.
12.11.14 Orgelsjøen, Bodø Cathedral
Concert with poet Øyvind Rimbereid with selections from his book Orgelsjøen. Gro Bergrabb also joining in. Pre-talk at the new Stormen Library.
09.11.14 PREMIERE: Deep Toccata, Nidaros Cathedral
performed by Magne Draagen (organ) and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, in Trondheim Cathedral (Nidarosdomen) at the magnificent, newly restored 130-stop Steinmeyer organ.
24.10.14 Orgelnatt, Stavanger konserthus
With Stian Westerhus & Pale Horses, Nils Økland, Helga Guren, Thomas Torstrup, Dag Egil Njaa, visuals by Tord Knudsen.
02.10.14 GRADER AV HVITT, Stavanger konserthus
For the second time, SSO perform Grader av Hvitt (2007), a monodrama for orchestra, narrator & electronic sounds to a text by Johan Harstad. Lena Kristin Ellingsen in the main role. Kyrre Heldal Karlsen and Carsten Aniksdal, visuals. Christian Eggen is conducting.
28.09.14 Galen i orgelet, Stavanger konserthus
A family concert with organ, together with the Galen i Halen group
11.09.14 Opening night of Kåkå kverulantkatedralen, Cafe Sting, Stavanger
Performing Kurt Weill music on pump organ with electronics
07.09.14 Orgelsjøen, Ulvik Poetry Festival
Concert with poet Øyvind Rimbereid with selections from his book Orgelsjøen. Pipe organ and pump organ+electronics. Ulvik Church.
21.08.14 PREMIERE: Piano Miniatures, Oslo Chamber Music Festival
Håvard Gimse performs 3 piano miniatures, in a programme featuring miniatures by 19 Norwegian composers. Poetry readings by Lise Fjelstad. Litteraturhuset.
12.08.14 Crossing Grieg at Rudersdal festival
Brothers Håkon and Nils Henrik Asheim's collaboration on Grieg's "Slåtter" opus 72, preceded by a concert in the church with organ improvisations, Grieg's Holberg Suite on the organ and folk tunes on fiddle.
10.08.14 Game of Three at Rudersdal festival, Denmark
Nils Henrik Asheim is featured festival composer at Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter 2014. Ensemble Nordlys performs the piano trio "Game of Three" at the opening concert of the festival.
12.06.14+13-19.06 PREMIERE: THE TEMPEST - the story of Miranda and Ferdinand
Norwegian National Opera, Oslo. 8 performances in Scene 2.
Nils Henrik Asheim's new opera to a libretto by Rune Belsvik draws its inspiration from Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and Arne Nordheim's ballet music. The Norwegian Opera and Ballet's Childrens' Choir and Childrens' Ballet.
27.04.14 Organ Concert, Steinkjer Church
With Jon-Pål Inderberg and Trønderkor.
05.04.14 Ny Musikks Spring Concert, Tou Scene, Stavanger
Zanussi/Asheim/Solberg trio performing along with many other groups
03.04.14 Johannes Brahms: Deutsches Requiem, Stavanger konserthus
Performing the organ part with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Conductor: Michael Jurowski.
28.03.14 Faust by F.W.Murnau, organ to silent movie
20.03.14 PREMIERE: Sudden Landscapes part 1
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra have commissioned a new concerto for organ and orchestra from Nils Henrik Asheim. Conducted by Christian Vasquez.
16.02.14 Orgelets Ønskekonsert 2014, Stavanger konserthus
First occurence of this yearly event where the audience have been invited to vote on the programme. With Janove Ottesen, guest vocals, Espen Beranek Holm, master of ceremonies, Stavanger Symphony Choir, organists Kåre Nordstoga and Ingrid Berg Tobiassen. Visuals by Tord Knudsen. NHA curating, directing and co-performing.