The Nordic Organduo
The Nordic Organduo has played together since 2012 and perform original works as well as an orchestral repertoire. Their programmes are usually a fine blend of works; and can include works as "Bolero" by Ravel or original works as "Rhapsody" by Naji Hakim and the Sonate in d minor by Gustav Merkel.
The duo attaches particularly importance to playing Norwegian works and has challenged several Norwegian composers to write for organ duo, which has resulted in five first performances so far. JeeYoung and Abram have played more then 70 concerts together both in Norway and abroad.
The unusual concert programme was performed to a high technical and musical level.
New this time was orchestral music by Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky and Ravel, music it would be hard to imagine could be played on an organ of the type installed in Fredrikstad church. The talented musicians had worked very hard adapting the tonal sound for the instrument. The concert began with Mozart’s Fantasy which raised the bar high!
Reviewer: Guttorm O. Ihlebæk, former Cathedral organist in Fredrikstad.
Konserten ble gjennomført på et teknisk og musikalsk høyt nivå i et uvanlig program.
Det nye denne gangen var orkestermusikk av Saint-Säens, Tschaikowski og Ravel, noe man skulle tro ikke var mulig å gjenskape på et orgel av den typen man har i Østre Fredrikstad kirke. Men de dyktige utøverne hadde gjort en formidabel innsats med å tilrettelegge klangbildet for instrumentet. Mozarts «Fantasi» innledet konserten. Utførelsen satte høyeste standard!
Anmelder: Guttorm O. Ihlebæk, tidligere domorganist Fredrikstad
With support from:
* Dalebø, Jostein
* Eftestøl, Sverre
* Foosnæs, Eva Holm
* Grieg, Edvard
* Holter, Stig Wernø
* Kverndokk, Gisle
* Hakim, Naji
* Keijzer, Arie J.
* Merkel, Gustav
* Wammes, Ad