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European Orchestra Festival in Bergen, Norway
May 10th to 13th 2018

On behalf of the European Orchestra Federation (EOFed) the Norwegian orchestra associations UNOF and NASOL will arrange the 11th European Orchestra Festival in Bergen, Norway during May 10th to 13th of 2018. EOFed member orchestras are invited to participate in the festival, and we expect 1.000 musicians from all over Europe to participate. There will also be some international guests. The festival includes:

• String orchestras and symphony orchestras
• Passionate amateurs of all ages
• Concerts, workshops and more

The festival committee wishes to thank all orchestra who sent in application for participation. Acceptance letters are being sent out now, including the 50% deposit payment for the festival fee. Other details are being updated as well.

The application form is now open: direct link here:  goo.gl/J5AdEX
After the application form has been filled out, please remember to send in the orchestra list, found here in Excel and CSV formats:
Excel: orchestralist
CSV: orchestralist

Start time: May 10 (ascension day), 12:00. Recommended arrival on May 9th in the evening, but arrival on the morning of May 10th is also possible.

End time: May 13, 14:00.

Main venue: Grieghallen, downtown Bergen

The European Orchestra Festival has for 30 years been arranged throughout Europe. Here is a report from the previous festival – recommended reading! The history of the festival have been added to this site.


Hosts: Norwegian Youth Orchestra Association (UNOF) and Norwegian Symphony Orchestra Association (NASOL)


EOFed – European Orchestra Federation: www.eofed.org

Norwegian website / norsk hjemmeside med egen info for norske deltakere: www.festival2018.no

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mail:  festival2018@orkester.no