Mix LogoWorld-renowned Norwegian trumpeter, Tine Thing Helseth formed her ten-person (all female) brass ensemble in 2007 after she and some trumpet playing friends watched a string orchestra.  They were inspired to recreate the same level of ensemble on brass instruments, playing great repertoire at the highest level possible.  tenThing’s music are all original arrangements by Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle G. Storløkken. Their pieces (sometimes with choreography) span an eclectic range of repertoire from Grieg and Bizet to Piazzolla and Kurt Weill.


tenThing bio imageFormed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, tenThing are rapidly establishing themselves on the international scene.

Tine and three trumpet playing friends were watching a string orchestra play and wanted to be able to recreate that level of ensemble playing, while exploring great repertoire, for a brass group. Looking to keep things interesting, and since the four trumpeters happened to all be girls, they decided to keep the group all female.

tenThing work very closely with Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle G. Storløkken who arranges all the groups music. Having such a close relationship enables the ensemble to play the music they want to play, no matter what the piece was originally composed for.

Since first forming, the group have performed all over their native Norway and delighted a huge audience by opening the 2011 Norwegian Grammy Awards. Elsewhere in Europe they have performed at the Rheingau and Bad Kissingen festivals in Germany, the Chester Festival in the UK and at La Foce in Tuscany.

Further on for the ensemble include returns to Germany and the UK for festival performances in 2012 and a visit to the Beijing Festival in May 2012.

tenThing have released their debut disc on EMI Classics, featuring arrangements of works by Weill, Bizet, Grieg, Piazzolla, Albeniz and Mozart as well as original compositions by the Dutch composer Jan Koetsier it will be available in Scandanavia this Autumn and throughout the rest of Europe in Spring 2012.

Musicians from tenThing

Astri Karoline Ellann
Elin Holmen Kurverud
Froydis Aslessen
Guro Lukretzia Bjornstad Kraft
Ingebjorg Klovholt
Karin Nordli
Maren Ingeborg Tjernsli
Tine Thing Helseth
Tone Christin Lium Rossland
Lena Wik


Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:30pm
Aria, Minneapolis


All concerts general admission.

This concert is currently sold out. Check availability online or by calling the Schubert Club Ticket Office at 651.292.3268

A limited number of standing room tickets will be available at the door of the concert beginning at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 16. Standing room tickets are dependent on availability and are first-come, first-serve.

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Grieg: ”Praeludium” from the Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Grieg: Grandmothers’ Minuet from Lyric Pieces, Op. 68, No. 2
Grieg:  Gjendine’s Lullaby, Op. 66, No. 19
Grieg: March of the Trolls from Lyric Pieces, Op. 54, No. 3
Albéniz: Asturias from Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47
Vivaldi: Summer from The Four Seasons
Handel: Fireworks
Mozart: Rondo alla Turca


Copland: “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo
Bernstein: Medley from West Side Story
Tchaikovsky: “Valse sentimental” from Six Pieces, Op. 51, No. 6
Harald Saeverud: “Kjempeviseslotten” from Slåtter og Stev fra Siljustøl
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Bizet: Suite from Carmen

Concert length is estimated to be 2 hours with one intermission.

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tenThing completely reinvents the idea of a brass band.


This recital in particular was riveting – great music, great players, and great fun to boot.

Julia Savage