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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Bergen

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BergenMendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Robin Ticciati; Alina Ibragimova

BergenFamily Concert

to be announced
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

BergenHaydn's Paukenmesse

Gubaidulina, Haydn
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Kjetil Almenning; Beate Mordal; Lydia Bryngelsson; Ole Morten Velde; Halvor F. Melien

BergenCandide

Bernstein: Candide
Karen Kamensek; Thom Southerland; Bergen National Opera; Noluvuyiso Mpofu; Anthony Gregory; Kitty Whately; Randi Stene
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Tale of two concertos: Bergen Philharmonic play Gubaidulina and Grieg

Gidon Kremer © Roy Bjørge
Bergen Philharmonic’s programme of Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Gubaidulina’s violin concerto Offertorium offered fascinating insight into the relationship between orchestra and soloist.
***11
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Nisbeth and Forsberg in Grieg’s living room

Ellen Nisbeth © Nikolaj Lund
An impressively well-planned programme of mostly viola transcriptions by Grainger, Bach, Delius, Ellington and Grieg.
****1
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Bryn Terfel at the Bergen International Festival

Sir Bryn Terfel and Caradog Williams © Magnus Skrede
At their recital at the Bergen International Festival, Bryn Terfel and pianist Caradog Williams presented a programme of overwhelming sameness and neverending joviality.
**111
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Berlioz’ Grande Messe des morts opens Bergen International Festival

Ed Gardner © Thor Brødreskift
Berlioz’ gargantuan Grande Messe des morts with the Bergen Philharmonic and Edward Gardner opened the Bergen International Festival with deafening climaxes and even more resounding silence.
****1
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