The festival takes place during September and is staged at venues all around Oslo. Our events are staged both in large, established venues such as the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo Concert Hall and the University of Oslo’s Great Hall as well as in small clubs, shop premises, industrial premises, museums, schools and outdoors.
The Ultima Festival aims to promote artistic distinctiveness, trends and innovation and to make music of a high artistic standard accessible by everyone.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon is the patron of Ultima.
The Ultima Foundation has a council comprising 17 members. Their efforts and contributions make it possible to arrange Ultima and to make it such a successful festival of contemporary music year after year.
Black Box Teater
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir
Henie Onstad Art Center
Institutt for musikkvitenskap
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Norwegian Academy of Music
Norwegian Society of Composers
Notam, Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Oslo Cathedral Choir
The Oslo Philharmonic
Oslo Sinfonietta and Cikada
The festival happens from 7 – 16 September 2017.
Lars Petter Hagen – Artistic Director
Trude Dombestein Elde – Project Manager
Cathrine Nysæther – Head of Information
Alf Gregusson – Financial Manager
Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad – Educational Projects
Rob Young – Ultima Academy/Editorial
Sofie Ringstad – International Relations
Ultima’s board of directors in 2016:
Odd Gullberg – Chairman of the Board
Henrik Hellstenius – Vice chairman
Svanhild Sørensen – Member
Audun Hasti – Member
Bente Leiknes Thorsen – Member
Svein Ingvoll Pedersen – Substitute
Marianne Beate Kielland – Substitute
Lars Mørch Finborud – Substitute
Hedda Høgåsen-Hallesby – Substitute
Visit: Ultima, Øvre Slottsgate 3, N-0157 Oslo
Post: c/o Sentralen, Postboks 183 Sentrum, 0102 Oslo, Norway
Tickets to most concerts (except events with free entrance) can be purchased at Ticketmaster.