Katarina Barruk meets Norrlandsoperans symfoniorkester

Stage 1, Sara kulturhus, Skellefteå

Experience Katarina Barruk's unique voice and Ume Sami songs in grand orchestral arrangements. As guest artists in this special concert with the Norrlandsoperans symfoniorkester, we also hear Schubert, Brahms, and Dvorak.

When Umeå celebrated its 400th anniversary, she enchanted the audience at Rådhustorget with her strong stage presence, voice, and music. It was the first time Katarina Barruk met the Norrlandsoperans symfoniorkester, but fortunately not the last.

Katarina Barruk, who turns thirty this year, grew up in Lusspie (Storuman) and Gajhrege (Gardfjäll) and has been living in Oslo for a few years now. She sings in her native language, Ume Sami, a threatened language that she thus helps keep alive. Barruk's music also includes elements of yoik and vocal improvisation, and her acclaimed stage performances possess an earthy intensity, with equal parts vulnerability and strength.

To date, Barruk has released two albums, Báruos and Ruhttuo. In this unique concert, we will hear several of her experimental pop songs in symphonic attire, as well as works by composers from earlier times. Norrlandsoperans new chief conductor, Eduardo Strausser from Brazil, has composed the program, inspired by Barruk's music.


Conductor: Eduardo Strausser
Soloist: Katarina Barruk
Norrlandsoperans symfoniorkester

The tour is supported by the EU project Arctic Music Circle and Musik i Norr.


Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 7, "Unfinished", Allegro moderato (12′)
Katarina Barruk: Jimmatje (Ruhttuo 2022)
Katarina Barruk: Sottrejatta
Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture


Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 7, "Unfinished", Andante con moto Katarina Barruk: Dállie (Ruhttuo 2022) Katarina Barruk: Ij gåssieke (Ruhttuo 2022) Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, No. 1 and No. 2 Katarina Barruk: Miärranlanda (Ruhttuo 2022)


Good to know before your visit:

Age limit: none.
Bag ban: applies to events in Stage 1 and Stage 2, read more here.
Cloakroom: is mandatory for jacket and bag. The cloakroom is located adjacent to the stage for the event and the fee is included in your ticket.
Admission: approx. 30 minutes before the event starts.
Food and drinks: are not allowed to be brought into our stages.
Hearing aids: available in all our scenes, read more here.
Rollator: placed outside the entrance, staff on site are available if you need help.
Lift: located at stairwell B, left side.
Wheelchair spaces: All wheelchair spaces are accessible via lift, stairwell B, left side. Please respect that wheelchair spaces are intended for wheelchair users. In case of violation, the ticket will be declared invalid on the spot and entry to the event will be denied. Tickets cannot be repurchased in the event of an incorrect purchase.


Craving for a lovely mingling before the concert?

Before the concert, The Wood Hotel by Elite serves drinks and light snacks in the Södra foyer.
Serving opens 45 minutes before the event starts.



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Contact information

Kanalgatan 43B
93131 Skellefteå
Phone: +46-910736000

Organizer: Sara kulturhus och Norrlandsoperan

E-mail: biljettinformation@sarakult...
Website: www.sarakulturhus.se/en

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Age limit: none

Duration: 2 hours incl. pause

Seated audience.