Friday, 13 January 2017

On the road: Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic in UK and Netherlands

Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic on Tour
Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic on Tour
Edward Gardner has been chief conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015, and now he is bringing the orchestra to the UK to give British audiences a chance to hear their extraordinary chemistry in action. They begin their tour of the UK and the Netherlands on Sunday 15 January 2017 at Saffron Hall, with Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Elgar's Cello Concerto with cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, and Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.  The UK takes in City Hall, Birmingham, the Anvil Basingstoke, City Hall Sheffield, and Cadogan Hall with the same programme, with Leonard Elschenbroich and Truls Mørk sharing the soloist honours in the Elgar, and Basingstoke will get to hear Baibe Skride in Sibelius' Violin Concerto. The tour concludes in Amsterdam with a programme which combines Elgar's Cello Concerto (with Truls Mørk) and excerpts from Grieg's Peer Gynt.

Edward Gardner became chief conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2015, when the orchestra celebrated its 250th anniversary. He recently renewed his contract with the orchestra until 2021. Gardner's recording with the orchestra of Schoenberg's Gurrelieder has recently been gaining plaudits.

Further information from the Bergen Philharmonic website.

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