TÝR is known for their particular musical mix of Nordic folk and heavy metal. They have 75-100 concerts a year, worldwide. Now they return home and play two concerts with the Faroe Islands Symphony Orchestra.
Guitarist and lead singer in TÝR, Heri Joensen, comments: “It has been a dream since I was young and heard Deep Purple with symphony orchestra – later also Metallica – to try something similar myself.” , Gunnar H. Thomsen on bass and Tadeusz Rieckmann on drums. The band looks forward to giving the audience a great experience – and to learn something from this type of collaboration themselves.
It is the first time in their history that the Faroese Symphony Orchestra is testing heavy metal forces. 15 songs have been arranged for orchestra and choir by the Icelandic composer, Haraldur Sveinbjörnsson. Leading the orchestra is conductor Bernhard Wilkinson.
The Nordic Hous expands the concert hall, Høllin, to include the smaller stage, Klingran. This new grand hall will fit 800 standing guests. One of the house’s many qualities is to be flexible; being able to adapt to the event.
The concerts on February 7 and 8 are another example of the Nordic House being a diverse place that can accommodate everything from classical music to heavy metal – and sometimes both at the same time.