Med soloppgangen til Munch i ryggen

Pressemelding: "Til 23. januar 2013, da Munch-jubileet gikk av stabelen i Rådhuset, fikk Munch Museets utnevnte Edvard Munch ambassadør Aksel Kolstad ingen invitasjon, men samme dag en kort mail fra museet om at etter et internt møte måtte de avslutte samarbeidet." Jeg har ikke fått noen faglig uttalelse eller begrunnelse fra direktør Stein Olav Henrichsen ved Munch museet, de har heller ikke uttalt seg offentlig om dette, men føler meg likevel forpliktet til å informere publikum, presse, sponsorer og samarbeidspartnere om hendelsen. Ambassadør-rollen har jeg tatt alvorlig, med stor takknemlighet og dyp respekt. I lys av engasjementet og jubileet dette året har jeg allerede flere nasjonale og internasjonale konserter og prosjekter på tapetet, disse skal jeg gjennomføre etter beste evne, på tross av å bli stående igjen uten tittelen som Munch-ambassadør. Men Munch står så klart mitt hjerte like nært som før. Og min trang til å musikalsk og kunstnerisk formidle Munch står urokkelig i mitt kunstnersinn. De månedlige konsertene på Munch Museet er dessverre avlyst. En stor takk til publikum, sponsorer og samarbeidspartnere som har vist interesse for mitt engasjement som ambassadør for Munch, det har vært en spennende reise. Nå fortsetter reisen på egne bein - med soloppgangen til Munch i ryggen.

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