PEER GYNT 2020
When: Saturday, June 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Where: Osberg Great Hall at the National Nordic Museum
Tickets: Free, but RSVP to ensure your seat. 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 Sympohny 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 Leif Erikson Lodge Leikarringen Folk Dance Troupe in traditional wedding processional dances, a dancer in dance interpretations of Peer’s love interests, Ingrid, the Woman in Green, and Antira, a chamber chorus to bring us back to piety through their dulcet hymn tones, and a narrator to guide us along the way. The songs will be performed in the original Norwegian, with narration in English. The concert is free and open to all.
The Thalia Symphony Orchestra, Joseph White, Artistic Director & Conductor
Laura Loge, soprano
Ginger Montague, dramaturge
Erin Crall, choreographer and dancer
Leif Erikson Lodge Leikarringen
Grieg Chamber Chorus, Laura Loge, chorus master & Steven Luksan, rehearsal pianist
This concert is supported, in part, by the Edvard Grieg Society of America, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Son of Norway, and the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association. We are truly grateful for their support.