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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

One of Norway's two national orchestras and one of the oldest orchestras in the world, with a history dating back to 1765. The orchestra has played all over the world and has recorded several albums.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in Europe. International well-known conductors and soloists perform along with the orchestra. "Harmonien" gives concerts in the Grieg Hall Thursdays and some Fridays from September till May.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra dates back to 1765, and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2015. Edvard Grieg had a close relationship with the orchestra, serving as Artistic Director from 1880–82.

The orchestra has an active recording schedule for three record companies; BIS, Chandos and Hyperion. Critics worldwide acknowledge its energetic playing style and full-bodied string sound. Recent and ongoing projects include Messiaen’s ‘Turangalîla-Symphonie’, ballets by Stravinsky, Barber’s Cello Concerto and a Prokofiev-cycle for BIS with Andrew Litton. The orchestra’s recording of the complete orchestral music of Grieg remains the reference point in a competitive field.

Regular concerts with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in the Grieg Hall:
The weekly concerts in the Grieg Hall are popular and offers a varied program, often with internationally renowned conductors and solo artists.

Discounted tickets with the Bergen Card:

Category 1: NOK 455 (ordinary NOK 565) - center front
Category 2: NOK 430 (ordinary NOK 535) - row 6-23
Category 3: NOK 385 (ordinary NOK 480) - row 24-28
Category 4: NOK 285 (ordinary NOK 400) - row 29-36

(That amounts to about 20% discount on category 1/2/3 and 28% on category 4).

Tickets can be ordered by phone, e-mail or bought at the ticket desk on the first floor in the foyer at the entrance to Grieghallen. It is open 1 hour before each concert, and tickets are for sale right up to the start of the concert.

The customer phone: + 47 55 21 62 28 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10:00-15:00 and Tuesday: 12:30 - 15:00)
Email: marked@harmonien.no

Last updated: 02/12/2024

Source: Visit Bergen

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

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