The Norwegian orchestra "learning by doing"

The Barratt Due youth orchestra.
The Barratt Due youth orchestra. / SUR
  • The junior ensemble, with ages ranging from 12 to 16, will be performing in Malaga on Tuesday 19 February

The junior Norwegian orchestra Barratt Due will perform in concert on Tuesday 19 February at 8pm in the Sala Unicaja de Conciertos María Cristina in Calle Marqués de Valdecañas, Malaga.

Founded in 1927, Barratt Due is dedicated to the musical education of young people in Norway, with their motto 'Learning by doing'.

Performing throughout Europe, the junior ensemble, with ages ranging from 12 to 16, have a lot of experience playing with distinguished soloists and groups. In 2012, the group played alongside the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and have also provided musical accompaniment for the Norwegian Opera performances of Brundibar, Cinderella and the Astrid Lindgren show.

The group have toured both London and Berlin and have proudly performed with notable soloists such as Walter Reiter and Guro Kleven Hagen.

In this concert the orchestra will be accompanying Anna M. Nilson, a well-known Norwegian violinist, who is also the director at the Galamian Music Academy in Malaga - alongside her husband Jesús Reina.

For the young orchestra, to be playing with such a distinguished Norwegian musician "is the most important part" of the concert, explained organiser Daniel Lamenza. He added that "it is also very special that these young musicians dedicate all their time to classical music".

The high level of the orchestra allows them to share the stage with acclaimed soloists, as well as other promising music students, like those from the Galamian Academy.

With the help and support of Lamenza Nielsen and Advokaterispania from Fuengirola, Clue Digital Ordebok and Unof, who are the sponsors of the orchestra on this occasion, two free concerts will also be held.

One will take place in the Norwegian Church of Calahonda and the other in the Swedish Church of Fuengirola.