Grieg in the Northwest

 

These are performances of Edvard Grieg’s music throughout the Northwest that are not sponsored directly by NWEGS.

If you’d like to include your concert on this page, please contact us!

 

 

Peer Gynt Suite no. 1

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Eastlake Performing Arts Center (map)
Friday, November 1 at 7:30 pm at Meydenbauer Teather (map)
Sammamish Symphony Orchestra
More info here.

On the program:
Lerner & Loewe, arr. Robert Russell Bennett: Camelot Symphonic Suite
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont: Overture and Incidental Music, Op. 84

 

 

Peer Gynt Suites

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Thalia Symphony Orchestra
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Laurelhurst (map)
Tickets available here.

On the program:
Heather Bentley: Laniakea
Edvard Grieg: Incidental music for Peer Gynt with Laura Loge, soprano
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

 

 

O Yule Full of Gladness: Christmas in Scandinavia

Seattle Choral Company
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm
St Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle (map)
Information and tickets available here.

Twelfth Annual Cathedral Christmas
Songs and carols from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland
The wonderful Christmas traditions in the Nordic countries truly make December fun and memorable. Many of those traditions are observed here in America. The music, often based on folk songs, is charming, blending cheer and melancholy into a unique sound. In their wish for light and warmth, Scandinavians really know how to brighten the darkest time of year!

On the program: “Ave, maris stella” by Edvard Grieg

 

 

Grieg at the Winter Festival

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Seattle Chamber Music Society
Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall (map)
Information and tickets available here.

On the program:
Edvard Grieg – Sonata for Violin and Piano in C minor, Op. 45
– Andrew Wan, violin and Cecile Licad, piano
Johannes Brahms  – String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88
Franz Schubert – Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 100, D. 929

 

 

Beethoven & Grieg

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Kirkland Civic Orchestra
Butterfield chapel at Northwest University, Kirkland (map)
Tickets available here.

The Kirkland Civic Orchestra is an all-volunteer symphony orchestra offering free concerts in the Seattle area. They perform at locations in the Eastside community and in the Seattle area approximately four times a year. The mission of their orchestra is to offer amateur musicians a great opportunity to play interesting repertoire for our supportive audience – primarily on the Eastside of Lake Washington. They are non-profit group that exists because of the support from their audience and their members.

On the program:

Edvard Grieg – Old Norwegian Romance with Variations, Op. 51
Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
– Kaia Selden, violin

 

 

The Adventures of Peer Gynt

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 11:00 am
Seattle Symphony Family Concerts
Benaroya Hall, Seattle (map)
Tickets available here.

Come with us on a journey through Scandinavia with our friend Peer Gynt! Made popular by Looney Tunes and The Simpsons, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite transports you to the lush vastness of Scandinavia with popular tunes like Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King. Our journey ends in Finland where we’ll need your help to perform Sibelius’ expansive Finlandia. Are you up for the journey? Let’s go!

Family Concerts are designed for ages 6 to 12. Extend your experience! Join us in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby one hour before the show for pre-concert activities featuring crafts and instrument exploration.

On the program:
Carl Nielsen – Overture to Maskarade
Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
Jean Sibelius – Finlandia, Op. 26