Will play for grandmother

Hallingdølen, November 2015

Nine years after the previous concert, violinist Karl Espegard (32) comes home to Nesbyen.

Thursday 19th of November, old classmates, family and music enthusiasts can meet Karl Espegard in Nes church. Together with the french-argentinian guitarist Jean Pouye (24) and bandoneonists Asbjørg Ryeng (23) from Trondheim, the violinist invites to “Cafe 1930”. Or like he prefers to say: Tango in Nes church.

– I’m excited to return to Nesbyen to give concert, and especially to play for my grandmother, says Espegard.

Lived in Nesbyen
At the same time he hopes to see familiar faces from the time he was 11 years old at Nes primary school, played football and participated in athletics. Because Karl Espegard has family in the village. His grandfather was the previous Councillor Karsten Lund. When Lund was buried two years ago, Karl Espegard played at the funeral together with organist Peter Rødel.

– Rødel invited me that time to come back to give a concert in the church, says Espegard. After coming back from Buenos Aires where he has lived during a period of time, he contacted Rødel, thereby scheduling the concert. It is Nes sokneråd who is the organizer.

Large span
The trio will present a program ranging from Argentine tango to classical romantic music of Manuel de Falla, Peter Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg and Ole Bull. Espegard says that the music is melancholic, passionate and energetic. The concert title, “Cafe 1930” refers to a movement of Astor Piazzolla’s known work «Histoire Tango».

On the go
Karl Espegard has given concerts in both Europe and South America. This summer he went on a two weeks tour in France and Italy, and here at home he appears regularly with Hanne Tveter and Sverre Indris Joner.

From January he is engaged by The Norwegian Theatre and will play in the shows “Tenk om” and “Kvitebjørn Kong Valemon.”

Image caption:
CONCERT: Violinist Karl Espegard is once again ready for Nesbyen.

Article by Arne O. Lindahl

© Hallingdølen, November 12th, 2015