Conductor Peter Szilvay

Peter Szilvay © Lars Igesund

Ultima Concert: Lasse Thoresen’s new choral symphony

  1. Symphony No. 7
  2. ΩN: Det værende
  1. Peter Szilvay conductor
  2. Oslo Philharmonic Choir
  3. Øystein Fevang choir conductor

Lasse Thoresen composed the choral symphony ΩN: Det værende for the Oslo Philharmonic’s centenary. At last, the world premiere, which was postponed due to the lockdown in spring 2020, can take place.

Thoresen is a professor of composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music. For many years he has been a leading figure among Norwegian contemporary composers. During his career he has been inspired by Norwegian folk music, French spectral music and various forms of music and culture from Asia. ΩN: Det værende, like many of Thoresen’s compositions, has a strong spiritual dimension based on the Bahá’í religion.

Valentyn Silvestrov (born 1937) has been described by Arvo Pärt as “the most interesting contemporary composer”. Silvestrov was born in Kyiv and received his musical education there. In the 1960s, he became part of the city’s radical composers’ scene, and in 1970 he was expelled from the Union of Soviet Composers. Since then, he has developed his tonal language and is now the most celebrated Ukrainian orchestral composer. He composed his Symphony No. 7 in 2003.


  • Adult: 215 - 400 NOK
  • Student: 170 - 265 NOK
  • Child: 150 NOK
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