When: Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Osberg Great Hall at the National Nordic Museum
Tickets: $30 museum members, $25 general, $10 student/child
Tickets available here
Use “GyntStudents” discount code with a General Admission ticket for student/child price
What does it mean to be a human being? How do the decisions we make affect our lives and the lives of those around us? 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 choreographer Erin Crall in dance interpretations of Peer’s love interests, Ingrid, the Woman in Green, and Antira, and the Northwest Grieg Chamber Chorus to bring us back to piety through their dulcet hymn tones. The songs will be sung in the original Norwegian. Current 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
Northwest Grieg Chamber Chorus, Abbie Naze, 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.