Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

One of the world’s oldest orchestras, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra dates back to 1765 and is celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2015.

Edvard Grieg had a close relationship with the Orchestra, and served as its artistic director during the years 1880 – 82.

Edward Gardner, the acclaimed Music Director of the English National Opera, has been appointed Chief Conductor for a three-year tenure starting in October 2015, in succession to Andrew Litton, the Orchestra’s Music Director since 2003. 

Digital Concert Hall

digitaltkonserthus.no is a new, free streaming service from Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. We are the only symphonic orchestra in Norway which streams concerts regularly.

Yearly, we stream approximately ten concerts. We also offer an edited recording of the concert the week after streaming it. Due to copyright issues, these concerts are only available online for 30 days.

We normally start broadcasting five minutes before the concerts start.

Visit our digital concert hall at digitaltkonserthus.no.

The Orchestra's recordings

The Orchestra has an active recording schedule, and recent and ongoing recording projects include Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphony, ballets by Stravinsky, and a complete version of Prokofiev’s symphonies.

The Orchestra’s recording of the complete orchestral music of Edvard Grieg remains the reference point in a competitive field. The first collaboration on disc between Edward Gardner and the Orchestra was a recording of orchestral realisations by Luciano Berio, and a string of new recordings with Gardner is now in progress.