It is with great regret that we announce that festival composer Caroline Shaw is denied entry into Norway.
In recent weeks, we have worked hard to persuade the authorities to grant exceptions to the quarantine rules for American citizens who are fully vaccinated or important cultural workers. Unfortunately, all hope is lost for a solution before the festival. It feels frustrating that Shaw is allowed entry to France just before Kamfest, but is denied entry to Norway.
Fortunately, we manage to complete most of the scheduled program. Some changes:
- Ingeborg Gillebo replaces Caroline Shaw as soloist with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Thursday 23 September at 7.30 pm in Olavshallen
- Henninge Landaas replaces Caroline Shaw in Brahms String Quintet in G major with the Oslo String Quartet Friday 24 September at 22.00 in Herresalen, Erkebispegården
- We have a digital solution for the seminar Meet the Composer, which is moved to 14.30-16.30 (due to time difference Norway / New York).
Photo: Kait Moreno