Grieg in the Northwest

 

We will begin posting 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!

 

 

Sibelius & Grieg: Influences & Legacies

Featuring Jeffrey Jacob
A Benefit Concert for Nordic Northwest
Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Nordia House, Nordic Northwest, Portland (map)
Tickets available here.

Described as “unquestionably one of the greatest performers of 20th century music,” by the Warsaw Music Journal.

Jeffrey Jacob received a Master of Music from the Julliard School and his Doctorate  from the Peabody Conservatory. Since his debut with the London Philharmonic in Royal Festival Hall, London, he has appeared with over 20 orchestras internationally including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Indianapolis, Seattle, Portland, Charleston, Sao Paulo and Brazil National Symphonies, the Silesian, Moravian, North Czech and the Royal Queenstown Philharmonics. A noted proponent of contemporary music, he has performed many world premiers of works written for him.

For this performance, Jacob will perform selections from Jean Sibelius and Edvard Grieg, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and more!

 

 

Summer in the Fjord: Songs of Norway and Scandinavia

Aquilon Music Festival
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Delkin Recital Hall, Vivian Bull Music Center, Linfield College, McMinville, OR (map)
Free and open to the public

Soprano Laura Loge and mezzo-soprano Hannah Penn will be joined by pianist Sequoia in some of Grieg’s best loved songs, including op. 67, Haugtussa and selections from op. 33, Vinje songs. They will also perform works in Norwegian by Seattle-based composer, Steven Luksan, and Norwegian folk song duets by Per Winge. Laura will present a workshop and masterclass prior to the performance for young artists attending Aquilon Music Festival.

 

 

Pre-Concert Recital

Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival 2019
July 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Nordstrom Recital Hall @ Benaroya Hall, Seattle (map)
General admission – no ticket required

As part of Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Pre-Concert recital series, James Ehnes and Orion Weiss will perform Grieg’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, op. 8.

 

 

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