Music enthusiasts of the port city were recently enthralled by the performance of Trio Nattergale, a troupe consisting of three Norwegians baroque musicians,
at DC Hill premises.
Bangladesh Institute of Theatre Arts (BITA) and Live Squre hosted the programme, titled â€œIn search of the Rootsâ€ --initiated by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Concerts Norway.
The programme featured some
traditional and popular Norwegian
compositions alongside pieces that were the outcomes of a two-day music workshop arranged by BITA at Fulki Auditorium here.
The programme started with a performance featuring Bangladeshi music instruments -- dotara and dhol -- by local artistes.
Norwegian artiste Erik Skanke Hosoien, who trained in guitar and lute at Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Germany, performed â€œPassacagliaâ€ composed by Kapsberger, on his theorbo (a string instrument).
Ingeborg Chiristophersen, who received the Norwegian Society of Tone Artists' Prize of Honour, Musician of
the Year (2003), played a composition titled â€œGamble Guroâ€ (old mother) on her sea flute.
The outstanding piece, â€œCiaconeâ€, composed by Biber was ably played by Karolina Radziej on baroque violin.
The trio held sway over the port
city audience with a rendition of
The programme ended with some group performances that were the outcome of a workshop held at Fulki, directed by music producer Hallgeir Frydenlund.
Local artistes and Norwegian musicians performed the compositions.