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Regnbuen children and youth orchestra from Norway was founded in 2000.
It consists of children aged 8-18 years. The Orchester is called Regnbuen which means the rainbow, because it rains a lot in Bergen, but also because the members are all sorts of colourful children, who come from districts in and outside Bergen.
On the trip to Iceland there are 40 musicians including the two conductors; Kari Knudsen og Stefan Bivand. Both of the conductors are employed at Bergen Kulturskole and work in addition to conducting also as string teachers and freelance performers.
There will be four great concerts in Iceland:
Tuesday 8th of October at 4pm in Akranes lighthouse and at 6pm at Akranes music school together with students from the music school.
Wednesday the 9th of October at 2pm in Harpa, Hörpuhorn.
Thursday the 10th of October at 6pm in Hateigskirkja together with the Allegro Music school.
The music played is varied and includes pieces such as a Vikings Speech, Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock, music by the South Korean composer Soon Hee Newbold and pieces by the great Norwegian composer Edward Grieg.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome!