All-Female, All-Norwegian Brass Ensemble to Tour U.S.

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The ten-piece ensemble fronted by trumpet virtuoso Tine Thing Helseth is set to embark on its first U.S. tour this spring.

Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth, tenThing are rapidly establishing themselves on the international scene. The ensemble works closely with Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle Storløkken, who arranges many of their scores and enables them to play the music they enjoy, regardless of the original instrumentation.

Since forming, the group has performed all over its native Norway, and delighted a huge audience by opening the 2011 Norwegian Grammy Awards. Elsewhere in Europe, they have performed at the Rheingau and Bad Kissingen festivals in Germany, the Chester Festival in the UK, La Foce in Tuscany, and at the NCPA Beijing May Festival.

During the 2012-13 season, they made return trips to Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany for festival and concert performances, including the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, where they performed at the closing concert; and they made their BBC Chamber Proms debut at Cadogan Hall in London. More recent highlights include their debut at Moscow’s renowned International House of Music; and a summer tour of prestigious festivals including the MDR Musiksommer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau and Schleswig-Holstein festivals. In 2016, tenThing toured in Germany and Luxembourg, and performed at the Bodensee Festival.

tenThing’s acclaimed and eclectic debut disc features arrangements of works by Weill, Bizet, Grieg, Piazzolla, Albeniz and Mozart, as well as original compositions by the Dutch composer Jan Koetsier.

tenThing U.S. Tour Schedule 2017:

March 14, 2017 South Dakota State University Foundation/Woodbine Productions Larson Memorial Concert Hall Brookings, SD

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March 16, 2017 Schubert Club International Artist Series The Schubert Club St. Paul, MN

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March 19, 2017 InConcert Sierra Seventh-day Adventist Church Grass Valley, CA

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March 20, 2017 California State University New Milenium Series CSUS Music Recital Hall - Capistrano Hall Sacramento, CA

March 23, 2017 Virginia Arts Festival Norfolk, VA

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March 24, 2017 Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts The Barns at Wolf Trap Vienna, VA

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March 25, 2017 Bucknell University Weis Center Performances Series Weis Center for the Performing Arts Lewisburg, PA

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March 27, 2017 Scandinavia House New York, NY

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March 29, 2017 Kimmel Center Presents Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA

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March 30, 2017 Purdue University Convocations & Lectures Loeb Playhouse - Purdue University Convocations West Lafayette, IN

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March 31, 2017 Goshen College Performing Arts Series Goshen College Music Center Goshen, IN

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