Best of Grieg

Summer Concert in Nygårdsparken

Best of Grieg


Free open-air concert


There is no seating. Designated area for wheelchair users.

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Thursday 22 August 7:00 PM

Gratis, ingen billett nødvendig / Free entry, no ticket required


Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the city’s most famous son and Norway’s most enduringly popular musician, Edvard Grieg.

Grieg was one of the leading composers of the Romantic era and the man who gave Norway its musical voice. Grieg was born in Bergen, raised in Bergen and died in Bergen. The distinctive landscapes of the west coast of Norway never left the composer and permeated his music - from the echo and ‘distance’ effects in his concert works to the mountain legends and trolls of Peer Gynt.

Grieg’s music for orchestra is thrilling, embracing and refreshing, but it was also strikingly original in its time, exerting a huge influence on composers including the modernist Frenchman Claude Debussy.

Bergen’s own orchestra, of which Grieg was once Artistic Director, has made the composer’s music its own and leads this celebration of the magic and brilliance of an artist who will always be inseparable from the city.

The summer concerts are generously supported by Mr Trond Mohn.