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Philharmonic tunes up again, online

After last year's centennial celebrations with record-large audiences and revenues, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra suddenly had to cancel the rest of this season when...

Curtain falls for Eurovision entry

Ulrikke Brandstorp was supposed to be Norway's entry in this year's annual Eurovision song contest that was cancelled  because of the Corona virus threat....

Norway loses a ‘national treasure’

Jahn Teigen was mostly known as a pop singer, perhaps even a laughable one at that, not least when he dressed up in skeleton...

Aurora song wins Oscar nomination

Disney's "Frozen" films (called Frost in Norwegian) attract lots of tourists to Norway, because of all their ties to Norwegian landscapes, history and also...

Philharmonic mourns Jansons

Music lovers and members of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra were mourning the death over the weekend of former conductor Mariss Jansons. He led the...

Aurora bashed for concerts in Israel

UPDATED: Norwegian pop singer Aurora Aksnes has promoted harmony in the world, but she's struck decidedly sour notes over her plans for two upcoming...

Oslo Philharmonic marks first century

Norway's leading orchestra is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, highlighted by special "birthday concerts" this weekend. Now the Oslo Philharmonic hopes it may...

Band’s retirement sets off ticket frenzy

When one of Norway's most popular bands, Vazelina Bilopphøggers, announced their pending retirement and one final concert next spring, the public responded in a way...

‘Biggest and best’ festival gets underway

Oslo's Øya summer music festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, serving cake to early arrivals when it opened Wednesday afternoon. Organizers reported...

Music festivals hang on to their identities

Another busy season of summer festivals in Norway will soon draw to a close. In the increasingly attractive region of Helgeland, known for its...

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