36 Wigmore Street
London W1U 2BP
Wigmore Hall sees the festival O/MODƏRNT this year with the festival’s interesting take on looking back through a new take on some of the classics. July 3rd is dedicated to the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi, and there is a very strong team form the Norwegian side performing.
The first concert, taking place at 7.3o, gives a take on Monteverdi through the tango tradition, and Monteverdi classics, including Lasciatemi morire, are given a South American twist in the wonderful arrangements by the pianist Sverre Indris Joners arrangements. Joner leads the quartet (!) Tango for 3, with Odd Hannisdal playing the violin, Steinar Haugerud on the double bass and Andreas Rokseth on the bandoneon. All stars in their field individually, the quartet are sure to give an interesting and different take on the baroque master.
At 10, a team of outstanding jazz performers form both Norway and Sweden fill the stage to offer their ‘reinvention of Monteverdi in the spirit of jazz’ “, as the festival describe it. Swedish composer and cellist, Svante Henryson, is joined by double bass player Anders Jormin, drummer Audun Kleive and the magnificent pianist Jon Balke in what is sure to be rich in improvisations, dazzling melodies, fiery rhythms and exciting new soundworlds.