Café de Concert
Today - Café de Concert has become the atelier and concert gallery of the young and multitalented pianist and composer Aksel Kolstad. It took him 10 years to brand this concept and turn it into one of the most original and innovating classical concepts in the world. Here´s the story behind...... The Idea The origin and still driving force behind Café de Concert is to present classical music to a larger audience. The genre has by no means the same appeal as pop, rock or jazz. Creating a more relaxed atmosphere, and not to forget Kolstad´s magical ability to present classical music with humor and showmanship, it all results in a more intimate and fun concert format than the traditional solemn style. The idea that classical music can once again become popular music, the way it once was, is the motivation behind the concept Café de Concert. Classical concerts at cafés – Café de Concert recruits musicians, both students and professionals, to play classical music for the people. The goal is to stimulate as well as strengthen everyone’s interest in classical music. The level of musicianship is high, and with a relaxed, positive atmosphere, between the pieces, it is possible to have a cup of coffee, have something to eat or perhaps talk with the person sitting beside you. Café de Concert is an arena for all creative arts. In addition to musical performances, there are regular arts exhibitions and ballet/modern dance performances directed by CdC.
This guy. Has been filling this house up SO many times the last month!!
A lot of cool new projects about to pop up!! These soon to be seen in the toilet!
And many like this in the open space on October 20th, you coming?
Sundays have been PACKED lately with people digging these amazing young dancers. Come check it out Sunday's at 1 pm!
And OH yes, we LOVE serving our audience the woks from Tunco!!!!!! So much thaaaat...
....thaaaat we did a pressrelease not too long ago where we annoucned that Aksel is going with Tunco in March to perform childrens concerts in Vietnam, where Tunco donats both money and food. And now, in collaboration with us, also concerts! We are psyched!!
And yeah...this guy. Is all summer all year.
Café de Concert YouTube Channel
The history of Café de Concert
Café de Concert began a few days before the 19th of June 2003 when Aksel Kolstad together with a colleague performed live on Midt i Musikken, a classical music program on NRK radio P2. During the program, the trial concert was announced, to be held at Kastanjen restaurant on Bygdøy Allé in Oslo.
Visit the old Café de Concert media centre HERE