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.  

Solo dance at Café de Concert and concert calendar

Opplev morgendagens stjerner så vel som allerede etablerte kunstnere innen dans og klassisk musikk på Café de Concert (på Vulkan) lørdager og søndager kl 13:00 (fri entré) Her er en liten oversikt (oppdateres underveis) over kommende åpne arrangementer/konserter på Café de Concert! 

Høst 2017

22. oktober kl 13:00 (Dans)
Sara Steen Holvik
Anna Benedicte Andersen
Michae Aspli 
Gratis inngang

29. oktober kl 13:00 (Dans) Gratis inngang
Markus Christensen 
Lise Kristoffersen 
Thor Jacob Akselsen
Gratis inngang

2. november kl 19:00
Åpningsfest for Café de Concert på Vulkan
Aksel Kolstad, klaver
Gratis inngang

5. november kl 13:00 (Dans) 
Benedicte Herland Søilen
Sathieshnaa Sivamohan
Ornilia Ubisse
(Abir Alyousofi
Gratis inngang

12. november kl 13:00 (Dans)
Putli Jasmine Baldin Hellesen
Bjørk Paulsen
Michael Aspli
Gratis inngang

19. november  kl 13:00 (Dans)
Kristian Vindenes 
Aurora Louise Haugen Itland
Gratis inngang

25. november kl 13:00
Debussy klavertrio i G dur
Chopin scherzo nr.3 i c#-moll, Mazurka op. 7 nr.1 og op.17 nr.4
Matthias Isaksen, klaver
Gratis inngang

26. november kl 13:00 (Dans) 
Isabel Ingvolstand
Kristian Høyland
Thea Ericson Aarnes
Gratis inngang

2. desember kl 13:00
Kammermusikk fra Norges musikkhøgskole

3. desember kl 13:00 (Dans)
Dina Elvehaug
Jens Bastian Aamodt 
Michael Aspli

9. desember kl 13:00
Mozart piano og blåsekvintett (KV 407)
Ibert blåsekvintett

Vår 2017

2. mars kl 19:00
Månedens get together, konsert med Aksel Kolstad
Det serveres champagne og pølse i lompe
Gratis inngang

4. mars kl 13:00
Konsert med Andreas Løken Taklo, klaver
Gratis inngang

5. mars kl 13:00
Dans
Gratis inngang

11. mars kl 13:00
Konsert med Ellisiv Tandberg, klaver
Gratis inngang

12. mars kl 13:00
Dans
Gratis inngang

19. mars kl 13:00
Dans
Gratis inngang

26. mars kl 13:00
Dans
Gratis inngang

2. april kl 13:00
Dans
Gratis inngang

19. april kl 13:00
Masterkonsert med Andreas Løken Taklo, klaver
Gratis inngang

23. april kl 13:00
Dans
Gratis inngang

27. april kl 19:00
Månedens get together, konsert med Aksel Kolstad / CD lansering
Det serveres champagne og pølse i lompe
Gratis inngang

30. april kl 13:00
Dans
Gratis inngang

6. mai kl 13:00
"Thomas og Mozart" (Mozart klaverkonsert med strykesekstett)
Gratis inngang

7. mai kl 13:00
Dans
Gratis inngang

13. mai kl 13:00
Konsert, internasjonale prisvinnere
Gratis inngang

14. mai kl 13:00
Dans
Gratis inngang

17. mai kl TBA
SUPende mai tog på fjorden
(Ta med eller lån SUP brett fra Café de Concert og bli med på det som fikk midtsiden i VG 17. mai i fjor)
Gratis å være med

21. mai kl 13:00
Dans
Gratis inngang

21. mai kl 14:00
Konsert med Christian Grøvlen, klaver og Einar Kyvik Bauge, bratsj

27. mai kl 13:00
Konsert med Mirjam Kammler, cello
Gratis inngang

28. mai kl 13:00
Dans
Gratis inngang

3. juni kl 13:00
Konsert - Ida Holm, horn m/ensemble
Konsert - 14:00 Claudia Stepien, klaver m/ensemble
Gratis inngang

17. juni kl 13:00
Korkonsert
Gratis inngang

Høst 2016

20. august kl 13:00
Lars Nystad, klaver
Gratis inngang

25. august kl 19:00
Månedens get together, konsert med Aksel Kolstad
Det serveres champagne og pølse i lompe
Gratis inngang

4. sept kl 13:00
Putli Jasmine Baldin Hellesen
Thea Setsaas Kjeldsberg
Kristina Elise Lefstad
(Norges dansehøgskole)
Gratis inngang

10. september kl 13:00
Konsert 
Ane Emilie Vold Mickelsson, fiolin, Marie-Lill Bjærum Haugstad, cello, Matthias Isaksen, piano
Beethoven klavertrio Nr. 1, Opus 3
Gratis inngang

11. sept kl 13:00
Ornilia Percia Ubisse (Norges dansehøgskole)
Andreas Vorkinnslien (KingWings)
​Gratis inngang

18. sept kl 13:00
Mina Johannesen Sannes (Norges dansehøgskole)
Livan Rondon (NDH og Salsa)
Gratis inngang

24. september kl 13:00
Grigol Kobakhidze, klaver
Verk av Georgia av B. kvernadze, G. Tsabadze, R. Lagidze og G. Kanchely
(Norges muskkhøgskole)
Gratis inngang

25. sept kl 13:00
Jeffrey Zhang (NDH og Wacking)
Tuva Vik Byberg (Norges dansehøgskole)
Gratis inngang

29. sept kl 19:00
Månedens get together, konsert med Aksel Kolstad
Det serveres champagne og pølse i lompe
Gratis inngang

16. okt kl 13:00
Zelda Lyseng Storvik (Munch vgs)
Sigyn Åsa Sætereng
Tinka Ha
(Norges dansehøgskole)
Gratis inngang

20. okt kl 19:00
Månedens get together, konsert med Aksel Kolstad
Det serveres champagne og pølse i lompe
Gratis inngang

22. oktober kl 13:00
Konsert med studenter fra Norges muskkhøgskole
Gratis inngang

23. okt kl 13:00
Talon Winsnes
Andrea Winsnes
Solveig N. Olsen
(Norges dansehøgskole)
​Gratis inngang

30. okt kl 13:00
Mina Guthu
Michael Aspli 
Pailin Berg
(Norges dansehøgskole)
Gratis inngang

6. nov kl 13:00
Bodil  Vikane Hindrum
Dina Elvehaug
Michael Aspli
Johanne Nomerstad
(Norges dansehøgskole)
​Gratis inngang

13. nov kl 13:00
Mary Julianne Høybakken (NDH og  Drilldans)
​Gratis inngang

19. november kl 13:00
Konsert med studenter fra Norges muskkhøgskole
Gratis inngang

20. nov kl 13:00

Michael Aspli
Putli Jasmine Baldin Hellesen
(Norges dansehøgskole)
Marlen Tjøsvoll (sanger)
​Gratis inngang

24. nov kl 19:00
Månedens get together, konsert med Aksel Kolstad
Det serveres champagne og pølse i lompe
Gratis inngang

27. nov kl 13:00
Andrea Sundquist (Norges dansehøgskole)
Turbina Corda de Ouro (Capoeira)
Gratis inngang

4. des kl 13:00
Michael Aspli
Jens Bastian Aamodt
(Norges dansehøgskole)
Gratis inngang

Vår 2016

17. mars kl 19:00
Månedens get together, konsert med Aksel Kolstad
Det serveres champagne og pølse i lompe
Gratis inngang

19. mars kl 13:00
Kammermusikk-konsert med tysk duo
Gratis inngang

8. april kl 13:00
Konsert med studenter fra Norges muskkhøgskole
Gratis inngang

16. april kl 13:00
Fransk musikk for sopran og piano
Gratis inngang

17. april kl 13:00
Kammermusikk fra Oslofilharmonien
Gratis inngang

28. april kl 19:00
Månedens get together, konsert med Aksel Kolstad
Det serveres champagne og pølse i lompe
Gratis inngang

30. april kl 13:00
Konsert med studenter fra Norges muskkhøgskole
Gratis inngang

7. mai kl 13:00
Konsert med studenter fra Norges muskkhøgskole
Gratis inngang

8. mai kl 13:00
Yoga med klassisk musikk og Elizabeth Lyseng

15. mai kl 13:00
Kammermusikk-konsert med dansk ensemble

17. mai kl 11:00
SUPende mai tog på fjorden
(Ta med eller lån SUP brett fra Café de Concert og bli med på det som fikk midtsiden i VG 17. mai i fjor)
Gratis å være med

21. mai kl 13:00
Jazz konsert / CD lansering: Mongrel

29. mai kl 13:00
Dans: "Årstider"
Michael Aspil, Jens Bastian Aamodt, (Dansere fra Norges Dansehøgskole) Severin Romer Iversen (Bårdar) og Andrea Winsnes (filmhøyskolen - popper)
Gratis inngang

4. juni kl 13:00
Dans: "David Bowie"
Michael Aspli, Kristina Lefstad, Talon Winsnes (Dansere fra Norges Dansehøgskole)
Gratis inngang

5. juni kl 13:00
Dans
Maja Østnor (Norges Dansehøgskole)
Zelda Lyseng (Edvar Munch vgs)
Gratis inngang

12. juni kl 13:00
Konsert med studenter fra Norges muskkhøgskole
Gratis inngang

18. juni kl 13:00 
Ballett: Grete Brunvoll, født 1930
Dans: Breakdance/floorowork
Marvin Melås (Kingwings og Deep down dopeism)
Gratis inngang

19. juni kl 13:00 
Kor Kårny, dirigent Kari Raff Reinemo
Gratis inngang

23. juni kl 19:00
Månedens get together, konsert med Aksel Kolstad
Det serveres champagne og pølse i lompe
Gratis inngang

25. juni kl 13:00
Dans
Bodil Vikane Hindrum og Dina Elvehaug (London Studio Center)
Gratis inngang

26. juni kl 13:00 
Dans: "Koreografi-matiné med Ornilia Percia Ubisse
Michael Aspli, Ornilia Percia Ubisse, Andrea Winsnes, Jens Aamodt, Bodil Vikane Hindrum, Nadege Kubwayo
(Dansere fra Norges Dansehøgskole)
Gratis inngang

20. august kl 13:00
Lars Fredrik Nystad, klaver
Gratis inngang

Highlights from November and December

12301553_10153171026541674_6575456604421772238_nMovember get together was a blast, even without a moustache! A week later Turkish Airlines had a great event at Café de Concert where Aksel performed with the superb violinist Jonas Båtstrand! We are proud to collaborate with Turkish Airlines, Europe´s finest airline! 12308761_10153181614161674_7357331478351853251_nAnd then came Aksels favourite time of the year, his annual children´s concert with a home court advantage. This time also with Jonas Båtstrand. That was a LOT of fun, both for the audience AND the two older children on stage..... 11036336_10153611162645091_3913421815870709123_n Nordic Harmony made the roof come down a couple of days ago playing parts from Händel´s Messiah like the orchestra consisted of 150 musicians!! 12341239_10153194329416674_7641624440715007292_n  

Soon Movember get together

12188163_10153128481236674_7378074122070889481_oOctober get together was a blast with lots of fun great yong musicians and other super duper surprises. Aksel was of course on fire as always. Since the get together weekend concerts has really stepped up with lots of eager music students performing for full houses! Lovely! And we have hosted quite a few events this past months also! Next week it´s the Movember get together, so brace your self , buckle up - and show up! Mari Birgitte Halvorsen and Aksel will kill it with Brahms Scherzo, among other wonderful musical moments! See you on Movember 26th! Bring your moustache!12195826_10153128380891674_4772842140513592984_n

will october get together kick more ass then september??

12006301_10153076779141674_2731553234004365130_n Well - not an unfamiliar setting for Mr. Coolstad - posing with two Latvian athletes (Kristina Platace on his left, also posing on the photo behind) and a the mind behind the idea of a photoshoot between the two crazy muscle-pop tarts (left in photo). September´'s get together was packed with people enjoying the photo exhibition by Cathrine Dokken (below) and also the mini concert with Lotte Hellstrøm (violin) and Mr. Coolstad him self. Now the question is - will the October get together be able to compete with this?!? Stay tuned! See you on October 29th at 7 pm!!12039225_516113605219759_3355135114485338078_n12032006_516113641886422_4866914466867263333_n12039511_516113628553090_4532317306264142099_n Wait ... wait a minute.... that guy with the hat and glasses....isn´t it!?!? Yes it is!!!! Isn´t it Geogre Clooney? Nah....this guy is too solid and well built. It´s probably just the best crime novel author in Norway Jan-Erik Fjell. What a bummer.12006260_10153076778196674_3506669927444244755_n

stine eide an artist with a huge future

1577420-11-1441141192422 Yup, you saw right - it´s handmade! Stine Eide and her amazing pencil pieces made its way to an unforgettable exhibition at Café de Concert on august 27th, on our monthly get together, where we sometimes wish to show the world mind-blowing artists like Stine! Read more about this wonderful artist here. And how cool isn´t it for Aksel to be made a portrait of as Napoleon at horse with the title "The man who did the dishes". The way Stine combines actual craftsmanship AND concept is beyond most artists in Norway of today, in our opinion. She sold a big amount of artwork and we wish her the best of luck. Watch out Norway! Check out these photos from the concert exhibition! (all photos from Stine´s blog)1577420-11-14411192892861577420-11-14411459419501577420-11-14411459550061577420-11-1441142376261 And guess what Stine left for us.....to keep!! 1577420-11-1441142920940  

Café de Concert overload

bilde 3So this is basically what the last couple of months have looked like - almost everyday!! (we love overloaded days!!) A lot of law firms come to circle around historical parallels between juridical issues composers had to go through and today´s law and order.

An evening of round tables and creative meetings mixed with classical music is popular amongst many groups and companies.

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Saturday's and Sunday's packed with concerts for the public by various ensembles.

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Big companies like Sony have found their way to Café de Concert lately.

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Actually, we´re one of the most popular innovative conference and seminar locations in Oslo right now! Big and small companies have frequented us all the time lately!

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Even candy companies has reached out to hear Aksel play what their candy sounds like! This photo is from when Brynhild Gruppen visited us not to long ago.

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What Aksel has been doing the last couple of months when he is not practising or performing.....!!!

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This is how we celebrated May 17th, Norway´s National Day!

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And when NRK TV came to Aksels island from the seaside...we greated them the best way we could, with a choir on SUP boards!

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Come SUP and have a coke

17092_10152789001646674_8055232601683637168_nYep! Now you can rent boards at Café de Concert! We bought in a big amount of awesome boards! Come alone or as a group! Experience what Aksel calls urban impressionism! You might even hear him play Ravel before you head out into the fiords! And afterwords - have a coke! Speaking of which, Coca Cola celebrated their 100 year anniversarie at Café de Concert - what a fantastic collaboration this has turned out to be! We´re very proud to be able to represent Coca Cola at Café de Concert! 11150524_10152794827891674_7124487999344363156_n "See you at sea? taking a selfie with me?" (Photo by Jens Bredberg) Tjuvholmen+Vannfestival+2015+Dag2+@JensBredberg-62  

How Bechstein seduced a full house at Café de Concert

IMG_4925We are thrilled to announce that there is a brand new Bechstein concert grand at Café de Concert thank´s to Trond Hellstrøm (Hellstrøm Piano & Flygel AS). Aksel is amazed by its countless magical surprises - and so was a completely packed and full house at our monthly get together on February 26th! Will we see you on the next one on March 26th at 7 pm? Aksel received a lovely present from Berit Nesse and Mozart after the concert!! IMG_4940  

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.
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Visit the old Café de Concert media centre HERE

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