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Edward Gardner | 2017 International Festival

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner conducts and Paul Lewis plays Grieg

Visionary British pianist Paul Lewis joined the orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner for Grieg’s Piano Concerto, one of the classical music’s most cherished works.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner Conductor

Paul Lewis Piano

Wagner Overture to Rienzi
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat

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.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner Conductor

Paul Lewis Piano

Wagner Overture to Rienzi
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat

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12 August 2017

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.