Bergen Philharmonic at Edinburgh Festival

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Bergen Philharmonic at Edinburgh Festival

Saturday 12 August

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

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Saturday 12 August 19:45

Add to calendar 2017-08-12 19:45:00 2017-08-12 22:45:00 Europe/Oslo Bergen Philharmonic at Edinburgh Festival Usher Hall, Edinburgh Teeming with unforgettable melody, shot through with the unmistakable tang of Nordic folk music, Grieg’s Piano Concerto is deservedly one of classical music’s most cherished works. http://harmonien.no/english/concerts-and-tickets/2017/08/bergen-philharmonic-at-edinburgh-festival/ See description Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester post@harmonien.no

Teeming with unforgettable melody, shot through with the unmistakable tang of Nordic folk music, Grieg’s Piano Concerto is deservedly one of classical music’s most cherished works.

Visionary British pianist Paul Lewis, renowned for his superb control and power, gives his first performance of the dazzling Concerto in two decades, with an orchestra that couldn’t bring a greater sense of authenticity – the exceptionally fine 250-year-old Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, from Grieg’s home town, under Chief Conductor Edward Gardner.

The British conductor is one of the most respected Elgar interpreters, and following universal acclaim for his performance of The Apostles at the 2016 International Festival, he returns with the turbulence and high drama of Elgar’s rousing First Symphony. The orchestral brilliance of Wagner’s majestic Rienzi Overture opens the concert.