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Johan Halvorsen Music Festival aims to be a festival that safeguards Norwegian heritage at its best. A music festival with a distinct classic profile. Johan Halvorsen Music Festival is built around one of our greatest Norwegian composers. Along with Edvard Grieg and Christian Sinding, Johan Halvorsen belonged to a golden age of Norwegian music, with a long career as a violinist, composer, bandleader and arranger. The uniqueness of Drammen is that we can call him "our", because he was born and spent his childhood here. Later, he also returned and held many concerts in Drammen Theatre. Johan Halvorsen Music Festival is in this way unique in its identity. Particularily for the region is also Christian Sinding, who was born in Kongsberg, so it is also natural to highlight his works. JHM should be a festival of the highest quality, with artists of national and international class, including cooperation with regional and local resources. Our intention is to strenghten Norwegian heritage, highlight and actualise Halvorsen´s music. Contextualising the work in a broader European, as well as an Norwegian setting. 


Klassisk, Opera og Samtidsmusikk