On October 30th this year, Sigmund performed with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK) in Os in Østerdalen i central Norway. The Johan Øian centenary concert included performances from Tor Espen Aspaas, Tone Hulbækmo, Hans Fredrik Jacobsen, Marianne Pentta and of course the Wizard of the Harmonica, Sigmund Groven. Sigmund actually played with John Øian several times.
The concert was held to mark the 100th anniversary of Johan Øian (1915 -1973), musician and composer. He became the first and only regular pianist of KORK. He composed and performed within a variety of genres and platforms, including popular children’s tunes such as Helene Harefrøken, Bolla Pinnsvin, Nøtteliten and others.
This concert will be broadcast on NRK P2 on November 19th at 7.30 pm and will also be streamed here.
Here are a few pictures from the rehearsals.