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Performer: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

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BergenBeethoven 5

Vaughan Williams, Vasks, Beethoven
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Ilze Klava; Edvard Grieg Choir

BergenVerdi's MacbethStaged concert

Verdi: Macbeth
Edward Gardner; Lenka Udovički; Bergen National Opera; Cathrine Ahlsen; Ivar Skjørestad; Roberto Frontali; Alex Penda

BergenChristmas concert with Herborg Kråkevik

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Torodd Wigum; Mathias Eick; Herborg Kråkevik

AmsterdamVíkingur Ólafsson & Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra: Grieg's Piano Concerto

© Ari Magg
Grieg, Nielsen
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Víkingur Ólafsson
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Bergen Philharmonic’s Close up – at a distance ends on an upbeat note

James Gaffigan © Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Christian Ihle Hadland’s piano sparkled in Ravel sandwiched by lively and joyful Rameau and Mozart.
****1
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Inspired by Elizabethan music: Gardner and the Bergen Phil

Edward Gardner © Bergen Philharmonic
The Bergen Phil and the Edvard Grieg Choir trace music from Elizabethan themes to 20th century works on them, culminating in Pärt's Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten.
***11
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True Grimes: a gripping semi-staging of Britten’s opera

Erin Wall (Ellen), Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) and Samuel Winter (John) © Mark Allan | Southbank Centre

A psychologically penetrating semi-staging of Britten’s Peter Grimes from leading soloists, the Bergen Philharmonic and its chief conductor Ed Gardner laid bare the opera’s music and drama.

****1
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Bergen International Festival: Donald Trump sings Ligeti

Sara Hershkowitz © Thor Brødreskift
A surprise "artist" gatecrashes the Festival's closing concert
*****
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Prom 52: Gardner chisels out the bigger picture in Sibelius 2

Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A theatrical first half saw the world première of Rolf Wallin's violin concerto, Whirld, played by Alina Ibragimova.  
****1
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