Concerts highlights

tenThing Brass Ensemble

Mon—3-27-2017
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MON—3-27-2017—8 PM
$25 ($20 ASF Members)

TenThing, an all-Norwegian, 10-woman brass ensemble led by Norwegian trumpet star Tine Thing Helseth, visits Scandinavia House for the very first time. Tine is a famous Norwegian trumpeter who performs in the world’s greatest concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and (le) Poisson Rouge.

The evening’s performance includes arrangements of works by Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, and more, as well as several sections by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.

About tenThing

Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, tenThing is rapidly establishing itself on the international scene. The ensemble works closely with Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle Storløkken, who arranges many of their scores and enables them to play the music they enjoy, regardless of the original instrumentation.

Since first forming, the group has performed all over their native Norway, and delighted a huge audience by opening the 2011 Norwegian Grammy Awards. Elsewhere in Europe, the group has performed at the Rheingau and Bad Kissingen festivals in Germany, the Chester Festival in the UK, La Foce in Tuscany, and at the NCPA Beijing May Festival.

During the 2012-2013 season, tenThing made return trips to Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany for festival and concert performances, including the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, where it performed at the closing concert; and made its BBC Chamber Proms debut at Cadogan Hall in London. More recent highlights include a debut performance at Moscow’s renowned International House of Music; and a summer tour of prestigious festivals including the MDR Musiksommer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau and Schleswig-Holstein festivals. In 2016, tenThing toured in Germany and Luxembourg, as well as performed at the Bodensee Festival.

tenThing’s acclaimed and eclectic debut disc features arrangements of works by Weill, Bizet, Grieg, Piazzolla, Albeniz, and Mozart, as well as original compositions by the Dutch composer Jan Koetsier.