Grieg and Beyond

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Grieg and Beyond

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“He brings an ideal fluency that allows him to integrate the folk idioms into the music’s otherwise classical discourse” The Arts Desk on Henning Kraggerud

Finland has Sibelius. Denmark has Nielsen. Sweden has ABBA. And Norway has Grieg!

Norwegian violinist and Artistic Director of the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Henning Kraggerud has built a reputation as the world’s leading interpreter of Grieg.

Kraggerud was troubled by the dearth of Norwegian works for violin and orchestra, so he arranged all three of Grieg’s violin sonatas as concertos with orchestral accompaniment.

Concerto No.3, which is replete with folk melodies and rhythms, is Nordic pastoralism at its very best.

The String Quartet No.1 is Grieg at the vanguard of new music, with its exotic flavouring. And the melancholic hue of the Two Nordic Melodies, while local in origin, is universal in its appeal and completes this Arctic tableau.

Australian composer Ross Edwards’ new work, Entwinings, continues the arcadian feel of the program, while bringing a distinctly antipodean warmth to a concert that draws musical inspiration from opposite ends of the earth.

PROGRAM

Grieg In Folk Style from Two Nordic Melodies
Ross Edwards Entwinings (World Premiere)*
Grieg (arr. Henning Kraggerud and Bernt Simen Lund) Violin Concerto (Sonata) No.3 in C minor (Australian Premiere)
Henning Kraggerud Topelius-Variations (From Topelius' Time) (Australian Premiere)
Grieg (arr. Richard Tognetti) String Quartet No.1 in G minor

ARTISTS 

Henning Kraggerud Director and violin

* Commissioned by Rob and Nancy Pallin to celebrate Nancy’s 70th birthday.

Ticket Info

PREMIUM

Standard $125
Concession $109
City Recital Hall Member $112.50
Group (10+) $115
Under 30 $49

A RESERVE

Standard $119
Concession $102
City Recital Hall Member $107.10
Group (10+) $109
Under 30 $49

B RESERVE

Standard $96
Concession $81
City Recital Hall Member $86.40
Group (10+) $86
Under 30 $49

C RESERVE

Standard $71
Concession $61
City Recital Hall Member $63.90
Group (10+) $61
Under 30 $49

D RESERVE

Standard $51
Concession $44
City Recital Hall Member $45.90
Group (10+) $41
Under 30 $49

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Performance Dates & Times

Friday 1 September, 2017
1:30 pm
City Recital Hall

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Saturday 2 September, 2017
7:00 pm
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Tuesday 5 September, 2017
8:00 pm
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Wednesday 6 September, 2017
7:00 pm
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