tenThing – Mar 19
Sunday, March 19, 2017 • 2pm (1:15 pre-concert forum)
It’s not quite a chamber ensemble or a brass band, and it’s certainly not an orchestra, yet tenThing seems to be able to morph effortlessly into each of these these like a benevolent Jekyll/Hyde, whilst its approach is musically appealing and entirely refreshing. – BachTrack
Young Norwegian trumpet sensation Tine Thing Helseth leads tenThing, an all-female brass ensemble, in unique arrangements of favorites such as Bizet, Grieg, Mozart, and Piazzolla. tenThing are rapidly establishing themselves on the international scene and known to provide fabulous experiences of live music that listeners will not easily forget.
$34 general (website purchase includes $4 online fee)
Youth 5-17 free with adult (call 530-273-3990 to reserve your ticket)
Venue – Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley (click here for directions)
Concert underwritten by Dr. John and Valarie Bush
Sponsored by Elizabeth Noel and Audrey Ohlson-Smith; William & Kirsti Powell; Gary Shannon & Kathy Chastain;
“Praeludium” from the Holberg Suite, Opus 40 – Grieg
“Grandmothers’ Minuet” from Lyric Pieces, Opus 68, No. 2 – Grieg
“Gjendine’s Lullaby” (Norwegian Folk Song), Opus 66, No. 19 – Grieg
“March of the Trolls” from Lyric Pieces, Opus 54, No. 3 – Grieg
“Asturias” from Suite Española No.1, Opus 47 – Albeniz
Concerto No. 2 in G Minor (Summer) from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Music for the Royal Fireworks – Handel
Rondo Alla Turca – Mozart
“Hoe-Down” from Rodeo – Copland
Medley from West Side Story – Bernstein
“Valse sentimental” from Six Pieces, Opus 51, No. 6 – Tchaikovsky
“Kjempeviseslotten” from Slåtter og Stev fra Siljustøl – Harald Saeverud
Oblivion – Piazzolla
Suite from Carmen – Bizet
Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, tenThing are rapidly establishing themselves 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 have performed all over their native Norway, and delighted a huge audience by opening the 2011 Norwegian Grammy Awards. Elsewhere in Europe, they have 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, they made return trips to Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany for festival and concert performances, including the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, where they performed at the closing concert; and they made their BBC Chamber Proms debut at Cadogan Hall in London. More recent highlights include their debut 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 tour in Germany and Luxembourg, as well as perform 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