Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world’s oldest orchestras, dating back to 1765. Edvard Grieg was the orchestra’s artistic director from 1880 to 1882.

During the past few seasons the orchestra has performed at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall in New York, Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, as well as at the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh International Festival. Touring in the 18/19 season includes the BBC Proms, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, as well as concerts in Paris, Utrecht, Cologne and a three-concert residency in Salzburg.

The orchestra has long-standing artistic partnerships with instrumentalists including Leif Ove Andsnes, James Ehnes and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, and singers including Stuart Skelton, Roderick Williams and Lise Davidsen.

Recent recordings with Chief Conductor Edward Gardner has included critically acclaimed releases of Schönberg’s Gurrelieder, orchestral works by Janáček, Bartók, Grieg and Berio, as well as Sibelius songs with Gerald Finley. Other notable recording projects have been Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony, Prokofiev symphonies, ballet suites and piano concertos, Vaughan Williams symphonies, the three Tchaikovsky ballets as well as series of Norwegian music.

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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (photo by Dag Fosse)