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Tine Thing Helseth (Canceled) Baroque & Nordic works for trumpet

Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall | New York, NY

JUN 6 2020 | 7:00PM
LOW DSC9844 photo credit Liv Øvland

The Program

Concert Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (no intermission)

  • Biber


  • Handel

    "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba," from Solomon

  • Marcello

    Concerto for trumpet in c minor

  • Neruda

    Concerto for trumpet & strings in E-flat Major

  • Vivaldi

    Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns & bassoon, strings & continuo in F Major, RV 569

  • Jarle Storløkken

    Inspirations from Norwegian folk music

  • Haydn

    Symphony No. 64 in A Major (“Tempora Mutantur”), H. 1/64

LOW DSC9844 photo credit Liv Øvland

This event has been canceled. With the health and safety of the public, the artists, and the staff as their foremost priority, Carnegie Hall has cancelled all events through the remainder of the 2019-20 season, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Helseth’s trumpet twinkled, beamed, sang, joked, yearned, and strutted about in the self-assured way only the trumpet can.Volksfreund

Tine Thing Helseth’s trumpet is a conduit for pure musical expression, whether she is reinterpreting Baroque and Classical themes or riffing on tunes from her native Norway. Hotshot soloists battle, rejoice and frolic in works from Biber, Handel and Vivaldi, while Haydn reminds us, with both the contents and nickname of his dynamic symphony, that “times change.”


“Her ability to transform the brassy trumpet sound into something soft, supple, lyrical and delectable needs to be heard to be believed.” The Evening Standard “Tine Thing Helseth is blessed with a combination of great wind-playing attributes: a soulful – dare one say brooding, Nordic – approach to phrasing, quite astonishingly outstanding intonation and a sound which is open and honest, even and focused in all registers.” Gramophone

About the artist

Tine Thing Helseth

Following her 2013 BBC Proms debut performance of Matthias Pintscher’s Chute d’étoiles with the BBC Scottish Symphony, Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has rapidly established herself as one of the foremost trumpet soloists of our time, garnering critical acclaim for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to music-making.

An artist who challenges the boundaries of genre with an intensely creative, open-minded philosophy, Tine has worked with some of the world’s leading orchestras to date, including the Bamberger Symphoniker, NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart, Gürzenich-Orchester Cologne, Tonkünstler-Orchester Vienna, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish Radio Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, and the Orchestre philharmonique de Luxembourg. Tine also enjoys working with an increasing number of chamber orchestras, namely the Munich Chamber, Australian Chamber, and Zurich Chamber orchestras, as well as the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

Recent and forthcoming highlights include a concert tour to Germany and Austria with Andrew Manze and the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover; concerts with Vasily Petrenko and the Rundfunk-Symphonieorchester Berlin, Lahav Shani and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony; a three-week artist residency with the Bodenseefestival at Lake Constance; and the continuation of a series of “Up Close” club-style performances, curated for the Manchester Camerata.

Tine also continues embarking on regular tours with her ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble tenThing. An idea that started in 2007 as a fun and exciting project to pursue with her closest musical friends, the group have gone on to play to numerous European audiences (past festival appearances include Schleswig-Holstein, Beethoven Bonn, Gstaad, MDR Musiksommer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau, Merano, Thüringer Bachwochen, and Bremen). tenThing made their North American and Paris debuts in 2017, with concerts in New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., and at the Wolftrap, St Denis, Gstaad, and I Suoni delle Dolomiti festivals.

Tine has been the recipient of various awards for her work in classical music, including “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards, the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, and second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, to which Tine returned to serve as juror for the 2016 competition. In 2007, Tine had the rare honour of being the first ever classical artist to be nominated for a Norwegian Grammy® Award.

In 2012, Tine recorded “Storyteller” with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, released on the EMI Classics label. Tine released a further, self-titled CD in March 2013, presenting a personal selection of original and transcribed works, accompanied by pianist Kathryn Stott.

Tine resides in Oslo and maintains an active role in her community as a regular TV and radio presenter, and also teaches trumpet at the Norwegian Academy of Music. In June 2013, Tine launched her own bi-annual festival, Tine@Munch, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch. The three days of curated events and performances at Oslo’s Edvard Munch Museum featured a variety of performances and guest artists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Nicola Benedetti, and Truls Mork.

Orpheus Musician Insight

The hardest aspect in playing Baroque arrangements for trumpet is the endurance it requires, because the composers had violinists or oboists in mind. Since valveless Baroque trumpets were limited in the notes they could play—just an arpeggio in the lower octave and a major scale in the upper octave—solos for trumpet needed to be written in a very high range. Borrowing from music written for other instruments might lower the range of pitches, but it keeps the trumpeter playing for longer stretches than he or she might be accustomed to.

Tine Thing Helseth is a tremendous interpreter of these Baroque concertos. I sense a wonderful singing style in her playing, and she has a commanding and confident presence. Her solo work is very impressive, and I am equally impressed by her work with her brass group, tenThing. I suspect that the same ensemble skills will serve her very well with Orpheus, and I know that we are all looking forward to this collaboration.

- Carl Albach, trumpet


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