Edward Gardner, Conductor

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Rolling his sleeves up: Ed Gardner in Bergen

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.
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BergenMusic highlights from the world of film

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner

BergenBest of Grieg

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Lise Davidsen

BergenSeason opening with Gardner and Andsnes

Stravinsky, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Leif Ove Andsnes

BergenEnigma Variations

Britten, Anderson, Elgar
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Steven Osborne

EdinburghBeethoven and Sibelius

Adams, Beethoven, Sibelius
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Edward Gardner; James Ehnes
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Fuel to the Proms fire on the First Night

Mass hysteria, Schiller’s Ode to Joy and Wild Nights – a heady mix for this year’s opening night of the BBC Proms from Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
****1
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A stellar Peter Grimes in Bergen

This Peter Grimes was a tale of two talents: the conductor and the star.
*****
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Netrebko in majestic form as Tatyana in Paris Onegin

In April, Peter Mattei and Anna Netrebko were starring together in Eugene Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera. Less than a month later and they are reunited in Paris in Willy Decker's staging.
***11
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Gardner and the CBSO play Mahler 5

A concert of remarkable clarity, turning the structural challenges of Haydn and Mahler into dramatic virtues.
*****
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Grigòlo energizes uneven Werther at the Met

From the moment he stepped on stage as our ill-fated title character, Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo seemed as if he may burst at the seams. 
***11
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