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Bergen Philharmonic

Edward Gardner conducts and Paul Lewis plays Grieg
Saturday 12 August 2017
Usher Hall

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner Conductor

Paul Lewis Piano

Wagner Overture to Rienzi
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat

Teeming with unforgettable melody, shot through with the unmistakable tang of Nordic folk music, Grieg’s Piano Concerto is deservedly one of classical music’s most cherished works.

Visionary British pianist Paul Lewis, renowned for his superb control and power, gives his first performance of the dazzling Concerto in two decades, with an orchestra that couldn’t bring a greater sense of authenticity – the exceptionally fine 250-year-old Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, from Grieg’s home town, under Chief Conductor Edward Gardner.

The British conductor is one of the most respected Elgar interpreters, and following universal acclaim for his performance of The Apostles at the 2016 International Festival, he returns with the turbulence and high drama of Elgar’s rousing First Symphony. The orchestral brilliance of Wagner’s majestic Rienzi Overture opens the concert.

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  • Running time: 
    2hrs 10mins approx (one interval)


Usher Hall

Lothian Road

Supported by

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo logo

With additional support from

Norwegian Consulate General Edinburgh



Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner Conductor

Paul Lewis Piano

Wagner Overture to Rienzi
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat

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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
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Edward Gardner

Paul Lewis
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This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

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Grand circle: £47 £38.50 £29
Stalls: £47 £38.50 £29
Upper circle: £26 £19 £13
Organ gallery: £13

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF