With its focus on composition, the Summartónar festival is a continuous, vital dynamo in the development of Faroese music. The programme reflects its role as a platform for new works by Faroese composers, including several debut performances. In the past few years, Summartónar has also presented improvised music as well as contemporary folk music.

The festival offers a great lineup of unique live experiences, inlcuding amongst many others the “Concerto Grotto” – a spectacular event, held on Tuesdays and Sundays from June until and including August. During the last several years, Birgir Enni, skipper of the vessel Norðlýsið (the Northern Light), and Kristian Blak, artistic director of Summartónar, have arranged trips with musicians and audiences to caves, into which – weather permitting – one can enter in smaller boats, utilizing the natural sounds and unique acoustics of the caves as integral parts of the music. These concerts have taken place in collaboration with Summartónar, which brings visiting musicians in addition to local performers into these unique Faroese concert halls. See the programme for these concerts on Tuesdays from June 6th to August 15th and Sundays from June 4th to August 20th.
 


SUMMER PROGRAMME (2017)
 

SUNDAY 4 JUNE Karsten Vogel (saxophone)
TUESDAY 6 JUNE Arnold Ludvig (bass)
TUESDAY 13 JUNE Kristian Blak (keyboard, näverlur)
SUNDAY 18 JUNE Kim Kristensen (keyboard), Rógvi á Rógvu (percussion)
TUESDAY 20 JUNE Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar)
SUNDAY 25 JUNE Matthias Kjølbro (saxophone)
TUESDAY 27 JUNE Ernst Remmel (trumpet), Aksel Remmel (keyboard)
SUNDAY 2 JULY Norðan: Angelika Nielsen (violin), Thomas Loefke (harp), Kristian Blak (näverlur)
TUESDAY 4 JULY Matthias Kjølbro (saxophone)
SUNDAY 9 JULY Jože Kotar (clarinet)
TUESDAY 11 JULY Ernst Remmel (trumpet)
SUNDAY 16 JULY Kristian Blak (keyboard, näverlur)
TUESDAY 18 JULY Hernan Lugano (keyboard)
SUNDAY 23 JULY Andras Olsen (trombone), Dávur Juul Magnussen (trombone)
TUESDAY 25 JULY Eskil Romme (saxophone)
SUNDAY 30 JULY Kristian Blak (keyboard, näverlur)
TUESDAY 1 AUGUST Ernst Remmel (trumpet)
SUNDAY 6 AUGUST Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð (vocal, electronics), Sebastian Edin (vocal, electronics)
TUESDAY 8 AUGUST Matthias Kjølbro (saxophone)
SUNDAY 13 AUGUST Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar)
TUESDAY 15 AUGUST Svabonio: Daniel Rye (clarinet), Fiona Parker (horn), Angelika Nielsen (violin), Ólavur Jakobsen (guitar)
SUNDAY 20 AUGUST Hamferð: Jón Hansen (vocal, percussion), John Áki Egholm (guitar), Theodor Kapnas (guitar)

All trips

 

4. June 2017 - at 13:00

Karsten Vogel (saxophone)

6. June 2017 - at 13:00

Arnold Ludvig (Bass)

13. June 2017 - at 13:00

Kristian Blak (keyboard, näverlur)

18. June 2017 - at 13:00

Kim Kristensen (keyboard), Rógvi á Rógvu (percussion)

20. June 2017 - at 13:00

Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar)

25. June 2017 - at 13:00

Matthias Kjølbro (saxophone)

27. June 2017 - at 13:00

Ernst Remmel (trumpet), Aksel Remmel (keyboard)

2. July 2017 - at 13:00

Norðan: Angelika Nielsen (violin), Thomas Loefke (harp), Kristian Blak (näverlur)

4. July 2017 - at 13:00

Matthias Kjølbro (saxophone)

9. July 2017 - at 13:00

Jože Kotar (clarinet)

11. July 2017 - at 13:00

Ernst Remmel (trumpet)

16. July 2017 - at 13:00

Kristian Blak (keyboard, näverlur)

18. July 2017 - at 13:00

Hernan Lugano (keyboard)

23. July 2017 - at 13:00

Andras Olsen (trombone), Dávur Juul Magnussen (trombone)

25. July 2017 - at 13:00

Eskil Romme (saxophone)

30. July 2017 - at 13:00

Kristian Blak (keyboard, näverlur)

1. August 2017 - at 13:00

Ernst Remmel (trumpet)

6. August 2017 - at 13:00

Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð (vocal, electronics), Sebastian Edin (vocal, electronics)

8. August 2017 - at 13:00

Matthias Kjølbro (saxophone)

13. August 2017 - at 13:00

Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar)

15. August 2017 - at 13:00

Svabonio: Daniel Rye (clarinet), Fiona Parker (horn), Angelika Nielsen (violin), Ólavur Jakobsen (guitar)

20. August 2017 - at 13:00

Hamferð: Jón Hansen (vocal, percussion), John Áki Egholm (guitar), Theodor Kapnas (guitar)