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Britannia Superior Swing Orchestra returns to Palmehaven this Christmas

Britannia's own swing band, returns to the stage this Christmas for a series of concerts, including a very special New Year's Eve performance.

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Britannia Superior Swing Orchestra 26th & 30th December

Palmehaven, 26th December 2020 19:00 - 30th December 2020 23:30

BSSO is fronted by Are Hembre and Mari Haugen Smistad, together with Jan Magne and Helge Førde on horns, playing alongside some of Trondheim's most experienced jazz and swing musicians. A Britannia exclusive.

The Britannia Superior Swing Orchestra (BSSO) return to Palmehaven this Christmas for a series of concert, and will also host a very special New Year's celebration on 31 December.

Since opening in 1918, Palmehaven has always presented high quality live music for its guests. Throughout history, several major artists have appeared in the atmospheric and iconic room, under the star-studded ceiling, in amongst the palms. Today's Britannia is continuing this tradition and, in collaboration with Dora3, has established the Britannia Superior Swing Orchestra (BSSO).

Saturday 26th December 7.30pm
Wednesday 30th December 7.30pm *few remaining tickets*

Are Hembre. Photo by Wil Lee-Wright / Britannia Hotel

The band is fronted by Are Hembre and Mari Haugen Smistad, together with Jan Magne and Helge Førde on horns, playing alongside some of Trondheim's most experienced jazz and swing musicians.

Britannia Superior Swing Orchestra (BSSO) performing in Palmehaven. Photo by Wil Lee-Wright / Britannia Hotel

In 1918, when Palmehaven opened, Louis Armstrong got his first gig with King Oliver's orchestra in New Orleans. The repertoire of BSSO will therefore have roots in the ragtime and swing era from 1918-1950. During this period, many of the greatest jazz and swing classics were created by artists such as Bessie Smith, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. BSSO also intends to ​​include some of today's popular music in their acoustic soundscape.

Mari Haugen Smistad in Palmehaven. Photo by Wil Lee-Wright / Britannia Hotel

The ticket price includes an aperitif on arrival and you can choose between a luxurious three-course meal or shellfish platter with dessert

toasting with juice at artist in residence concert in Palmehaven at Britannia Hotel
Great atmosphere, with the option to choose between three-course meal or seafood platter (pictured). Photo: Wil Lee-Wright / Britannia Hotel

Shellfish plateau menu
King crab brushed with herbal oil. Fresh prawns, crayfish, brown crab from Frøya, scallop carpaccio, halibut ceviche with coriander, cucumber and pomegranate. Warm, white wine steamed mussels
Side dishes: Sauce Vierge Aioli Vegetable crudité and bread from Britannia's Bakery.
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Nemesis cake with Manjari chocolate, marinated cloudberries and "krumkake" (waffles).

3-course menu:
Beetroot tartare, served with crispy rye, herbal emulsion and herbal salad.
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Grilled entrecôte with broccoli and pickled delicacy onions. Airy tarragon hollandaise and mashed potatoes.
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Nemesis cake with Manjari chocolate, marinated cloudberries and "krumkake" (waffles).

If you would like to sit with guests who have purchased tickets separately, please contact us directly to make arrangements. If there are any allergies to be taken into account in relation to the menu, please inform us and we will provide a specially-customised menu. All information is sent to: hovmester@britannia.no.

For then complete experience, you make accommodation at the hotel, with a five-star breakfast and entrance to our spa & fitness included in the price. Find your hotel room here.

Published 14th September 2020

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