Philharmonic Concert: Ja, vi elsker


Philharmonic Concert: Ja, vi elsker

Written by: Study Bergen


October 15th: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Study Bergen invite students to an evening with world-class classical music.

The Norwegian Constitution was written in 1814, and celebrates 200 anniversary this year. Eight orchestras in seven Norwegian cities host concerts celebrating Norwegian symphonic music. The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra also celebrate an anniversary this year, its their 250 season since its inception in 1765. We invite you as a student to join a grand celebration with a full orchestra, choir and solists.

The three works Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra has chosen is written within a time span of just 70 years; 1913-1983. All three works are related to their former Chief Conductor Edvard Grieg.

The Philharmonic Orchestra writes about the three works:

  • Eyvind Alnæs studied with the same teacher as Grieg, and composed a great romantic piano concerto that we believe deserve a place next to Grieg's A minor Concerto
  • Harald Sæverud was in 1947 commissioned by the Norwegian Theatre to write new music for Ibsen's "Peer Gynt", because Grieg's music, according to artistic director Hans Jacob Nielsen, had made the play to "a false national-necklace". 
  • Arne Nordheim referred to as "the greatest Norwegian composer since Edvard Grieg." "Wirklicher Wald" has taken an almost mythical place in contemporary Norwegian music history.

Date: Wednesday October 15th
Location: Grieg Hall
Time: 20:00 PM


Free entrance for students. From September 5th you can get tickets at Grieg Hall ticket office (the red cafe outside the Hall). Opening hours are from 10 to 17 on weekdays and 11-14 on Saturdays. You must have a valid student and student ID to be given a ticket. You can also get tickets at the information centre at your school or faculty (limited number).


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