Don’t miss Café de Concert performance in New York!

Aksel Kolstad, Café de Concert founder, greets the audience. Photo:

This unique Norwegian classical music concept hits New York on May 11-19.

Café de Concert is a concept from Oslo, Norway where classical music is played to sold out crowds regularly. Performed with great young musicians the concerts mimic the 18th and 19th century classical performances at cafés, with none of the stodginess that accompanies most classical concerts today, and brings the atmosphere of a rock and roll concert to the music of Grieg, Schumann, Handel and more.

The driving force behind Café de Concert is to present classical music to a larger audience. The genre has by no means the same appeal today as pop, rock or jazz, but by creating a more relaxed atmosphere in a more intimate concert format the vision is that classical music can once again become popular music. Café de Concert recruits top, young, international musicians who perform in casual clothing and play classical music in cafes, pubs and restaurants. The concerts are free, and it is suggested you come early as a full house is expected. 

When: May 11th at 7:30 pm: 

Where: The Gerswhin Hotel New York, 7th East 27th Street, NYC

When: May 12th at 8:45 pm and May 14th at 7:30 pm: 

Where: Caffé Vivaldi 32 Jones Street – 7th ave 

When: May 17th and 19th 

Where: The Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd Street (Btw 1. og 2. ave), NY


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