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Guide to the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

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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

Ed Gardner: Bringing Bergen to the world

Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © Helge Skodvin
The conductor talks streaming and touring as he starts his third season with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra 

Rolling his sleeves up: Ed Gardner in Bergen

Ed Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic © Helge Skodvin
As commutes go, London to Bergen has its attractions. Nearly a year into the post of chief conductor at the Bergen Philharmonic, Ed Gardner has a bounce in his step and exudes genuine enthusiasm for the job.

Read here about Ed Gardner

Edward Gardner 240x240 bw © Benjamin Ealovega
© Benjamin Ealovega
If you would like to find out where Chief Conductor Ed Gardner will be performing, check out his page here.

Q&A: Lise Davidsen

Lise Davidsen © Charlotte Gundersen
Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen made a huge impact on the operatic world in the summer of 2015. We caught up with her ahead of her season as Artist in Residence with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
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BergenDer fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)New production

Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Eun Sun Kim; John Ramster; Bergen National Opera; Bridget Kimak; Josep Abril; Iain Paterson; Elisabeth Teige

BergenVerdi's Requiem

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

BergenGardner and Mullova

Janáček, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Viktoria Mullova

BergenSeason Finale with Beethoven and Bronfman

Stenhammar, Beethoven, Strauss R.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Yefim Bronfman
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A powerful Peter Grimes in Edinburgh

Curtain call of Peter Grimes © Beth Chalmers
Stuart Skelton’s visceral Peter Grimes is matched by a strong cast with thrilling playing and singing from the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Edward Gardner.
****1
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Vibrant performances from the Bergen Philharmonic

Members of the Bergen Philharmonic © Oddleiv Apneseth
Conducted by Edward Gardner, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra brought a fresh approach to Elgar's First Symphony.
****1
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A staged Messiah that sheds little light on Handel's oratorio

Messiah © Monika Kolstad
Netia Jones is a visionary stage practitioner, but this show is a rare misjudgement.
***11
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A stellar Peter Grimes in Bergen

Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) © Thor Brødreskift
This Peter Grimes was a tale of two talents: the conductor and the star.
*****
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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra © Oddleiv Apneseth
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
© Oddleiv Apneseth
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra © Oddleiv Apneseth
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
© Oddleiv Apneseth