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!




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



Cold is the Night: Scandinavian Carols

Magnolia Chorale
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Leif Erikson Hall, Ballard (map)
Sunday December 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Magnolia Lutheran Church (map)
More information and tickets here.

Cold Is the Night: Scandinavian Carols skips lightly from the bright yoiks of Finland, to energetic folksongs of Norway, to traditional tunes from Sweden and Denmark. The lush harmonies and gentle melodies are just the ticket for boosting your holiday spirit. For even more Scandinavian flavor, the Magnolia Chorale will be accompanied by the Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag directed by Martha Levenson. This talented group of young musicians, age 8 to 18, is known for their expertise in playing traditional Scandinavian folk music at all kinds of events throughout our region.

On the program: Bådn-låt (Brumbraskøn i Brumba) Op. 30, No. 2, by Edvard Grieg

Also on the program:
Sweden:   Jul, jul, strälande jul
Finland:  Five Christmas Songs by Jean Sibelius
Norway/Sweden: Song of the Earth (heard in Frozen)
Norway/Sweden: Dona nobis pacem, combining Sami Yoik with Silesian carol
Denmark:  Calm the tempests of my heart, text by Kierkegaard
Iceland:  All is full of love by Bjork



Grieg at the Winter Festival

Seattle Chamber Music Society
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm
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

Kirkland Civic Orchestra
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm
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

Seattle Symphony Family Concerts
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 11:00 am
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