The day started with a parade from "Tiger'n" at Oslo S and ended with a celebration concert in the University's Aula.
Over 3,000 visited us on Sunday 3 September when we celebrated the Academy of Music's birthday with 50 concerts and events around University Square.
The Norwegian Academy of Music's own band Christiania Blåseensemble led the parade, and many staff and students turned up to walk behind the banner up Karl Johan. There was a German cruise ship at the dock, and the center was full of tourists on this Sunday morning.
Concerts on the stairs
When the parade arrived at Universitetsplassen, the program started with a folk music fanfare with lullabies, bugle horns and singing from the three large staircases in the square. Here is more of the staircase program.
- Kl. 12:15 Domus Academica, the Festsal stairs: Drum experiment
- Kl. 14:00 The Aula stairs: Partita
- Kl. 16:15 The Aula stairs: SYNG!
- Kl. 13:00 and 13:30: Gammalt er gøy! (Old is fun)
- Kl. 14:00 and 14:30: Three Little Piglets
To the left of the University Square is the Domus Bibliotheca. There was an exhibition, research dissemination, book launch, several concerts and a reception..
- Kl. 12:30 The Middle Room: Music and the Contribution of Music Research to Society
- Kl. 13:15 The Blue Room: NMH's Musical History
- Kl. 13:35 The Middle Room: On Wenlock Edge
- Kl. 13:55 The Middle Room: The Letter Quartet
- Kl. 14:00 The Middle Room: Trumpet trio
- Kl. 14:15 The Middle Room: Trio SOL plays Babadjanian
- Kl. 14:45 The Middle Room: THEN is NOW
- Kl. 15:15 The Blue Room: Fabulous Biographies
- Kl. 15:30 The Middle Room: Out of Step, Out of Time
- Kl. 15:55 The Middle Room: Geirr Tveitt: From 50 Folk Tunes from Hardanger
- Kl. 15:40 The Middle Room: Mugham-Polyphony
- Kl. 16:15 The Blue Room: Fabulous Biographies
- Kl. 16:30 The Middle Room: Book Launch of the Anniversary Book
Activities on the University square
- Kl. 12:15 and 13:45 Crash Course in Folk Dance
- Kl. 15:00 In C with the new students
To the right of the square is the Domus Academica with the Old Banqueting Hall.
- Kl. 13:00: Cellissimo@Oslo
- Kl. 13:15: Timbre – hardanger fiddle concert
- Kl. 13:55: Kala
- Kl. 14:30: Peer Gynt's Adventures with Luguber Brass
- Kl. 14:45: Monteverdi's Melodramatic Melodies
- Kl. 15:00: Calmes-plats
- Kl. 15:10: The Drunken Poet, from The Fairy Queen
- Kl. 15:30: Inga Mandinga
- Kl. 16:00: Flamenco Inspirations
- Kl. 17:00: Stette Collective
- Kl. 17:35: Above the Treeline
The professor's residence
The professor's residence was at the back of the garden towards Tullinløkka. There were two premises in use: the Stables and the Living Rooms.
- Kl. 13:00 Stables: Esther Kverno trio
- Kl. 13:30 Stables: Kaarma
- Kl. 14:00 Living Rooms: Just Play, Open Stage
- Kl. 14:00 Stables: Into the Wild Hills
- Kl. 15:00 Stables: Glasblume
- Kl. 15:30 Stables: Elise Sløgedal
- Kl. 16:00 Stables: This Is Duo Lingo
- Kl. 16:00 Living Rooms: Pump organ and folk music
- Kl. 17:00 Stables: Generations of Pianists
Celebration Concert at The University Aula at 19:00
- Opening Piece with the Folk Music Department: Sven Nyhus (1932–2023): Bergrosa
- Welcome with Principal Astrid Kvalbein and Deputy Principal Eyolf Dale
- Leah: Three songs of Leah Engevold (voice, keys)
- Åsmund Waage and Atle Nymo: Halfways to 100
- Interview with Liv Glaser and Einar Solbu.
- Mette Henriette (1990–): Overture II – Vega
- Richard Strauss (1864–1949): Don Juan
- Johan Svendsen (1840–1911): Norwegian Artists' Carnival
With the Academy's Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rolf Gupta.
Press on the anniversary
With registered audience numbers at 37 out of 46 events that were possible to count (we do not count parades, fanfare etc.) NMH has registered 2,797 audiences.
Below you will find parts of the coverage in the media in Norwegian. The overview is continuously updated.