PEER GYNT 2022
When: Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ Time TBA
Where: Osberg Great Hall at the National Nordic Museum
Tickets: More info coming soon.
Are you a man or a troll? What does it mean to be a human being? Henrik Ibsen and Edvard Grieg explored these questions in Peer Gynt. The Northwest Edvard Grieg Society and the Thalia Symphony join forces to bring you Grieg’s incidental music to Ibsen’s immortal play, reviving the larger-than-life characters and epic story of adventure and misadventure in the realms of the mystical and earthly. The concert will feature Norwegian music specialist Laura Loge performing Solveig’s beloved songs, the Kathi Ploeger and Don Meyers in traditional wedding processional dances, dancer and coreographer Erik Crall in dance interpretations of Peer’s love interests, Ingrid, the Woman in Green, and Antira, and a chamber chorus to bring us back to piety through their dulcet hymn tones. The songs will be performed in the original Norwegian. Covid-19 restrictions will be followed for all performers and audience members.
The Thalia Symphony Orchestra, Joseph White, Artistic Director & Conductor
Laura Loge, soprano
Svend Rønning, Hardanger fiddle
Erin Crall, choreographer and dancer
Kathi Ploeger and Don Meyers, Nordic folk dancers
Grieg Chamber Chorus, Jeremy Matheis, chorus master & Steven Luksan, rehearsal pianist
This concert is supported, in part, by the Edvard Grieg Society of America, Sons of Norway, and the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association. We are truly grateful for their support.