Format: COMPACT DISC
ROKKONES THE ST. PETERSBURG NORTHERN SINFONIA MASTRANGELO
“Norwegian saxophone” is the first classical album from versatile artist Ola Asdahl Rokkones, containing three world premiere recordings. Recorded in the legendary LENDOK Studios in Saint Petersburg, together with conductor Fabio Mastrangelo and The St. Petersburg Northern Sinfonia, this is a unique release of new Norwegian music for saxophone and orchestra. Following a long and twisted path, this recording is the result of a process that has taken many years- for Rokkones’ part almost half a lifetime, as he commissioned the first work in 2001 at the age of 18. Ola Asdahl Rokkones lives in Tromso in the north of Norway and is one of few saxophonists working both within classical music and jazz. As a classical musician, he has appeared as a soloist with several renowned orchestras in Norway, Russia, Germany, and France, among them the Mariinsky Symphonic Orchestra. He has commissioned and premiered music by numerous composers. As a jazz and ensemble musician he is highly profiled through several groups. In 2010 he was selected as the Norwegian representative to the prestigious European Jazz Orchestra. He has contributed on six album releases.