"Music speaks for itself - if we give it the chance". Yehudi Menhuin.
"PALKO & Co" consists of two annual chamber music projects; "June-HAPPENING" and "TO-SPAN CONCERT + MASTER CLASSES". The concept is unique. It is a project that combines music, nature, reflection, flower installations, gastronomy and master classes. All these expressions are built around the experiences that the concert program gives the invited participants. The shoulders are low, you can arrive by the car, kayak, wheelchair - the musicians, hosts and volunteers are present and near to the audience. The project is created with voluntary help, with a desire to open up to a wide audience, create less distance between classical music and an unfamiliar concert audience, but with top musicians and a great program that also attracts a concert-familiar audience. Everyone can find an entry point to enjoy the events. "PALKO & Co" believes that the music speaks for itself, and has no dress code, and no special concert etiquette. "PALKO & Co" searches for the great musical experiences through close contact between performers and the audience.
“PALKO & Co” is located at KULTURBRUK 44/4 on the island of Bru (Rennesøy) in the community of Stavanger. It’s a cultural landscape that extends from coast to coast, and with land that has been passed down through generations. The sky is high, the grass is good. The venue, an old restored barn of 300 square meters, has been rebuilt for concerts and conferences, and is located in the middle of an active farm.
"& Co" symbolises all the necessary involvements to create a common music experience, everyone from musicians, supportive family and friends, hosts, sponsors, audience.
We invite musicians who wishes to experience together with the audience, and together with musician friends. Join us for one reason or another :)
Welcome to PALKO & Co!
Benedicte Palko, Artistic Director.
Lovely Inger Lise and Magnus !!
Hosts and founders of KULTURBRUK 44/4.
Rarely do you feel so welcome as at Bru, as a musician, artist and audience. In environments that blend the everyday and the inexplicable, they foster that art and music can be a focal point, and create experiences that risk to do something with you as a human being... It's good to be on Bru!