German romanticism, French charm, Norwegian stunt-art and Mendelssohn ‘The Hebrides Ouverture’- live in Oslo


On November 12th 2019 we can experience live a unique cooperation between painter Karin Køltzow, conductor François Leleux and The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra:


With Felix Mendelssohn in the centre and François Leleux as conductor and solo oboist a very special concert will take place in the Aula of the University of Oslo on November 12th 2019. The starting point lies back in Scotland in 1829, when Felix Mendelssohn was inspired by the acoustics in Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa and composed his famous Hebrides Ouverture.

François Leleux has on his side welcomed an inspiration from a cooperation over several years with the painter Karin Køltzow and her suite Rhythm in the musical drawing. The Chamber Orchestra follows up this cooperation and has invited Køltzow to express the Hebrides Ouverture as an on-the-spot-art-event involving her favourite tools charcoal, thinned oil and vacuum cleaner.

So, when the conductor lifts his baton for Mendelssohn’s famous ouverture Køltzow starts her work in a stunt-atelier outside the Aula with direct transferring to a Big Screen inside the Aula.

The audience will be observers of it all. Køltzow creates a new chapter in her Rhythm in the musical drawing; and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra writes a new chapter in their series of Original concert performances.



Programme 19.11.2019, The University Aula, kl 19

Felix Mendelssohn: Hebridene ouverture, op. 26

Igor Stravinskij: Pulcinella Suite

Felix Mendelssohn: Songs without words for oboe and strings

Felix Mendelssohn: Symfoni no. 4 ‘The Italian’ i A-dur, op. 90