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Aug 27, 2009
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News about the anniversary year 2010

A moment of Celebration!

A moment of Celebration!

2010 marked the bicentenary of the birth of Ole Bull. Throughout the year he was celebrated and commemorated in Bergen, across Norway and internationally.

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Ole Bull celebration in New York

Ole Bull celebration in New York

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.

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Celebrates Bull in Egypt

Celebrates Bull in Egypt

Geir Botnen and Lars-Erik ter Jung follow in Ole Bull's footsteps and travel to Egypt to perform several concerts.

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International Anniversary events

International Anniversary events

A series of anniversary concerts will be held internationally during the fall.

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Ole Bull – The Water Spirit of Valestrand

Ole Bull – The Water Spirit of Valestrand

A historical play about Ole Bull´s magical universe will take place at an outdoor scene at Valestrand in August this year.

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Bull in Gloucestershire

Bull in Gloucestershire

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.

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Thousands participate in Violin Fest

Thousands participate in Violin Fest

Approximately 5,000 people visited Ole Bull and the Master Instruments at Permanenten between 26 May and 9 June 2010.

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Exhibition; Ole Bull & Edvard Grieg

Exhibition; Ole Bull & Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen marks the Ole Bull-bicentenary with an exhibition that focuses on the relationship between Edvard Grieg and Ole Bull.

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Book about Lysøen

Book about Lysøen

A new book about Ole Bull`s villa at Lysøen is now published.

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Ole Bull-Ball

Ole Bull-Ball

You are all invited to celebrate Ole Bull at a free ´Ole Bull-Ball´ in Bergen, Saturday 5 June.

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Book launch and award ceremony

Book launch and award ceremony

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.

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 Free concerts every day

Free concerts every day

Free concerts will be held at Permanenten (West Norway Museum of Decorative Art) starting Monday, 31 May 2010.

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Kraggerud test-plays ‘relay’ violin

Kraggerud test-plays ‘relay’ violin

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’.

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 Sunshine for the queen

Sunshine for the queen

The sun shone over the newly refurbished villa while HM Queen Sonja visited Lysøen on Wednesday, 27 May 2010.

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Master photographs

Master photographs

A visual rendezvous between the photographs of Tom Sandberg and one of the world’s foremost collections of string instruments is happening at Permanenten.

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World-class event at Permanenten

World-class event at Permanenten

Some of the world’s most precious string instruments are now on show at Permanenten, West Norway Museum of Decorative Art.

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Book launch and award ceremony

Book launch and award ceremony

28 May 2010, at Bergen Public Library, award winning Harald Herresthal will launch his latest book.

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Lysøen is open

Lysøen is open

Lysøen Museum is open – ready for royalty and Ole Bull celebrations.

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Final countdown

Final countdown

Violin relay team races to finish line.

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The sound search continues

The sound search continues

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.

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I now send you [..], a bull and heifer of the “shoroughbreed short horned Durham Cattle.” [..] because of your liberal sentiments upon the rights of man, and your noble efforts to plant a colony in our land.

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