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!

Rainier Symphony June Concert Series

Rainier Symphony, Jeffery N. Lund, music director
Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 5 at 3:00 pm
Foster Performing Arts Center
4242 South 144th Street, Tukwilla (map)
Tickets and info available here.

On the program:
Edvard Grieg – “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Sergei Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf
Felix Mendelssohn – “Nocturne” from Midsummer Night’s Dream
Edvard Grieg – “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
P.I. Tchaikovsky – No. 1 scene from Swan Lake Suite
Paul Dukas – Sorcerer’s Apprentice
John Whitney – Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings Suite

Grieg Finness’d

Seattle Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, June 23 at 8 pm

Pre-concert talk at 7:15 pm
Metropolist, Seattle (map)
Tickets available here.

Seattle’s brand new chamber orchestra boasts some of the finest musicians around. They will be giving the US premiere of Edvard Grieg’s previously unfinished piano quintet, completed by Michael Finnissy in 2007. Also on the program is Finnissy’s own Grieg-esque piano quintet.

Featuring members of the Seattle Chamber Orchestra: Brendon Shea, violin, Erica Johansen, violin, Rose Hashimoto, viola, Mara Finkelstein, cello, Lorenzo Marasso, piano and SCO music director.

On the program:
Grieg – Piano Quintet in B Flat Major (completed by Michael Finnissy)
Finnissy – Grieg-Quintettsatz

Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival

Seattle Chamber Music Society
Friday, July 22 at 7:30 pm
Benaroya Hall, Seattle (map)
Info available here.
Suggested donation and pre-registration here.

Seattle Chamber Music Society presents Grieg’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27 on this program filled with works less frequently performed, yet deserving to be heard. Performers include Alexi Kenney, Noah Geller, Matthew Lipman, and Astrid Schween on the quartet.

On the program:
Edvard Grieg – String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27
Clara Schumann- Romance No. 1, Op. 22
Lili Boulanger- Nocturne
Amy M. C. Beach – Romance, Op. 23
Ludwig van Beethoven- Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69

Available virtually:

Intermezzo Recital featuring Laura Loge & Steven Luksan:

Årstider (Norwegian Seasons)

Tacoma Opera
Available virtually here.

Tacoma Opera has presented its Intermezzo Recital series through the pandemic to bring “live” music directly into your home. Laura Loge, soprano and Steven Luksan, piano presented a program performing following the distinctive Norwegian seasons.

On the program:
Songs by Signe Lund, Halfdan Kjerulf, Agathe Backer Grøndahl, Edvard Grieg, Steven Luksan (NWEGS Composer-in-Residence), Frank Havrøy, Anne-Marie Ørbeck, Anna Lindeman, Alf Hurum, and Gisle Kverndokk.

Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota: SONGFEST – Highlighting Nordic Female Composers

Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota
Available virtually starting October 22 & 23, 2021 
RSVP, donate & more information here.

A little farther afield, but our friends in Minnesota have put together an amazing virtual concert experience and we couldn’t resist sharing it with you. Plus, it features two of our very own, Laura Loge, soprano and Steven Luksan, piano performing songs by Anna Lindeman and Anne-Marie Ørbeck.

On the program:
Songs by Signe Lund, Sofie Dedekam, Emma Dahl, Theodora Cormontan, Agathe Backer-Grøndahl, Mist Þorkelsdóttir, Jórunn Viðar, Anna Lindeman, Anne-Marie Ørbeck, and Anniken Paulsen performed by  Marla Fogderud, soprano and William Wieland, piano, Michael Jorgensen, baritone and
Bonnie Jorgensen, piano, Anna Hersey, soprano and Bryon Wilson, piano, Colin Levin, baritone and Jesse Pieper, piano, Laura Loge, soprano and Steven Luksan, piano, Cayla Rosché, soprano and Will Preston, piano, and Melissa Holm-Johansen, soprano and Sonja Thompson, piano.

Norwegian Sounds

Philharmonia Northwest, Julia Tai, Music Director & Conductor
Saturday, November 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm (PST)
Town Hall, Seattle (map)
In-Person & Livestream tickets & more information here

Our President, Laura Loge performed David Monrad Johansen’s Syv sange (Seven Songs, Op. 6) arranged for Laura Loge and Philharmonia Northwest by Northwest composer & conductor Adam Stern.

On the program:
Agathe Backer-Grøndahl’s – Scherzo for Orchestra
David Monrad Johansen’s – Syv sange (Seven Songs, Op. 6)
Edvard Grieg’s – Holberg Suite

A Little Lunch Music: Anna & Anne-Marie — Songs and Piano Works by Two Norwegians

Music Center of the Northwest
Available starting Friday, June 4, 2021 
Free Virtual Concert
Information available here

Although this program does not specifically contain Grieg, it presents rarely heard (even in Norway) repertoire by two highly-accomplished and often-overlooked women from Norway from the 19th and 20th centuries.

On the program:
Anna Lindemann – Four songs and two piano pieces
Anna-Marie Ørbeck – Four songs