At home: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Having celebrated their 250th anniversary in 2015, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. Norway's most famous composer Edvard Grieg was at the helm of the orchestra as its Music Director in 1880 to 1882 and he still occupies a special spot at the heart of the Bergen Phil. Today, the role of Chief Conductor is held by Briton Edward Gardner, who took over the position from Andrew Litton during the anniversary year in 2015. Gardner seeks to tour internationally with the orchestra and to increase its recordings.

Since 2015-16 the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra streams about 10 concerts per season live from the Grieghallen in Bergen, and you can watch them all on Bachtrack At Home.


Ed Gardner: Bringing Bergen to the world

The conductor talks streaming and touring as he starts his third season with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra 

Mozart’s Last Year and the Requiem

Mozart’s final months and Requiem mass are a source of popular fascination. But was 1791 really his annus horribilis
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BergenHector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner

BergenKetil Hvoslef: Jubeljahr (1765) mit dem Haydnsignal

Hvoslef: Jubeljahr (1765) mit dem Haydnsignal
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner

BergenMozart, Piano Concerto No. 20

Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K466
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Leif Ove Andsnes

BergenPeter Grimes in concert

Britten: Peter Grimes
Edward Gardner; Vera Rostin Wexelsen; Bergen National Opera; Stuart Skelton; Giselle Allen; Roderick Williams; Annika Schlicht

BergenGrieg - Piano Concerto in A Minor

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Kazuki Yamada; Benjamin Grosvenor

BergenProkofiev - Concerto No. 5 for Piano and Orchestra

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 5 in G major, Op.55
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton; Freddy Kempf

BergenJames Lassen - CCL for Winds and Percussion

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton

BergenTchaikovsky - Symphony no. 4

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner
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BergenMozart with Kraggerud

Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Christoph König; Henning Kraggerud

BergenGardner and Sibelius I

Wigglesworth, Wagner, Sibelius
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Lise Davidsen

BergenMozart and Haydn with a French Touch

Haydn, Mozart, Poulenc
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Christian Zacharias

BergenVerdi's Requiem

Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Lise Davidsen; Jennifer Johnston; René Barbera; Matthew Rose

BergenYoung Artists Concert

Lars-Thomas Holm, Conductor

BergenSeason Finale with Beethoven and Bronfman

Stenhammar, Beethoven, Strauss R.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Yefim Bronfman