News about the anniversary year 2010
2010 marked the bicentenary of the birth of Ole Bull. Throughout the year he was celebrated and commemorated in Bergen, across Norway and internationally.
On October 31st in New York, The American Scandinavian Society presents a wizardly virtuoso Halloween House Concert to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Ole Bull's birth.
Geir Botnen and Lars-Erik ter Jung follow in Ole Bull's footsteps and travel to Egypt to perform several concerts.
A series of anniversary concerts will be held internationally during the fall.
A historical play about Ole Bull´s magical universe will take place at an outdoor scene at Valestrand in August this year.
A three-part event about the Norwegian violinist and nationalist Ole Bull will take place at the HSBC Cheltenham Music Festival in Gloucestershire on 5 July.
Approximately 5,000 people visited Ole Bull and the Master Instruments at Permanenten between 26 May and 9 June 2010.
Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen marks the Ole Bull-bicentenary with an exhibition that focuses on the relationship between Edvard Grieg and Ole Bull.
A new book about Ole Bull`s villa at Lysøen is now published.
You are all invited to celebrate Ole Bull at a free ´Ole Bull-Ball´ in Bergen, Saturday 5 June.
Professor Harald Herresthal launched the last volume of his comprehensive Bull biography on Friday, 28 May, winning accolades from the public and the Ole Bull Prize for 2010.
Free concerts will be held at Permanenten (West Norway Museum of Decorative Art) starting Monday, 31 May 2010.
Friday, 4 June is the day many have been waiting for: on this day Henning Kraggerud test-plays the violin created in the project ‘A Violin Is Made’.
The sun shone over the newly refurbished villa while HM Queen Sonja visited Lysøen on Wednesday, 27 May 2010.
A visual rendezvous between the photographs of Tom Sandberg and one of the world’s foremost collections of string instruments is happening at Permanenten.
Some of the world’s most precious string instruments are now on show at Permanenten, West Norway Museum of Decorative Art.
28 May 2010, at Bergen Public Library, award winning Harald Herresthal will launch his latest book.
Lysøen Museum is open – ready for royalty and Ole Bull celebrations.
Violin relay team races to finish line.
Since our last update, the crew from Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) has been in Bologna and Tel Aviv, hunting for the sound that caused women to swoon and men to loose their top hats.