"Camerata Sweden" Chamber Orchestra
to Perform on Friday,
Posted March 20, 2003
HOLLAND -- One of the world's leading chamber
orchestras is missing just one thing--a conductor.
But that is the way Camerata Sweden has been
performing for more than 25 years. The group will showcase
its talents at Hope College on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in
Dimnent Memorial Chapel, the last event in the 2002-03 Great
The program will feature works from several
European countries, including Ludwig van Beethoven's "String
quartet B-flat major, Op. 130," and pieces by Johan
Svendsen, Carl Nielsen, and Heinrich von Biber.
Camerata Sweden is known for its characteristic
interpretation of enchanting beauty and musical balance.
"There's elegance, bravura, triumphant collaboration," the
"New York Times" has said.
This ensemble has captivated audiences around the
globe with its renditions of Scandinavian composers from the
Baroque period to the 21st century. The chamber group has
already recorded extensively and received high critical
acclaim from the "American Record Guide": "Their playing is
a delight--crisp--bright and expressive!"
Camerata Sweden's live performances have also
garnered great reviews. "They are outstandingly good,
practiced and magnetic in performance," said "Musical
Opinion" of the United Kingdom.
The praise is all the more amazing since the
members work without a conductor, instead focusing on a
sensitivity to one another in performance, and building on
their long collaboration as a group.
The ensemble's associate director is Terje
Toennesen, violinist and winner of the Grieg Prize.
Toennesen is currently concertmaster of the Oslo
Philharmonic Orchestra. When he made his debut at age 17,
the Norwegian press described it as "so dazzling, that it
was almost unparalleled."
"Guia Sao Joao" of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has said,
"An excellent leader, Terje Toennesen, also a violinist
beyond comparison, together with a group of outstanding
musicians, makes Camerata Sweden one of the best music
Additional information about the group may be
obtained online by visiting www13.calypso.net/lansmusiken or
the Great Performance Series Web site located at
Tickets for Camerata Sweden's performance are $14
for regular adult admission, $12 for senior citizens, and $5
for children 18 and under. Tickets will be on sale on
Wednesday-Friday, April 2-4, at the theatre lobby box office
in the DeWitt Center.
The ticket office will be open from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets will also
be available at the door.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College
Avenue at 12th Street.