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Concert / Music
Copyright © Matthew Welch

A magnificent voice from an artist who refuses to be labelled. Vocalist, songwriter, and composer Rufus Wainwright studied opera – for about ten minutes. The...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Music / Opera
Copyright © Magnus Skrede

Benjamin Britten's masterpiece is set in a claustrophobic seaside town on England's windswept coast, and is some of the most powerful and theatrical music...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Ester Segarra

A historical world premiere Indigenous and contemporary music are woven together in an imposing new work by Einar Selvik and Ivar Bjørnson, familiar from...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Harald Hoff

Lang Lang regrets to announce that he is forced to cancel performances through the end of June due to an inflammation in his left arm. This includes the...

Grieghallen, Griegsalen

Thursday 01 June 2017
kl 19:30–21:40



Concert / Music
Charlie Albright

Pianist, composer and improviser. American Charlie Albright is a rising star in the international world of pianists, and has performed with artists such as...


Concert / Music / Opera
Copyright © Mirjam Devriendt

Amorous arias and duets sung by Mari Eriksmoen and Johannes Weisser, accompanied by the Baroque ensemble B'Rock under its renowned conductor René Jacobs....


Concert / Dance / Music
Copyright © Kim Wendt

A Finnish overture, Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor and Stravinsky's Firebird on new wings. Works by Sibelius and Saariaho mark the beginning of the end of...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Music / Opera / Theatre
Copyright © David Baker

Handel's great masterpiece brought to life by video artist Netia Jones, the Baroque Soloists and conductor Bjarte Eike. Messiah by George Frideric Handel was...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Music / Theatre
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A starving poet. A raven. An awful lot of dying maidens. The British three-man band The Tiger Lillies embrace Edgar Allan Poe, ruffle his hair and laugh at his...


Concert / Music
Janine Jansen m Denis Kozhukhin og Alisa Weilerstein foto Marco Borggreve

A spearhead on a Strad. Janine Jansen from the Netherlands, one of the world's most famous violinists, is recognised for the vast range of her repertoire. She...


Concert / Music
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A multinational quartet performs French music written in wartime. 'Debussy, Ravel and Messiaen bring the wonderful colours of their music to life in completely...


Concert / Music
Jakob Kullberg

Cello suites from Bach to Nørgård, and the world premiere of Kajia Saariaho's new commission, Concordia. Dane Jakob Kullberg is praised internationally for his...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Thor Brødreskift

Crescendo musicians in a grand combination of master and apprentice. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Jonathan Biss are Crescendo mentors in 2017. At...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Kevin Leighton

Two world premieres with the contemporary ensemble London Sinfonietta Nobody does contemporary repertoire quite like the London Sinfonietta. The ensemble has...


Concert / Music
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Music from the twentieth century with countertenor Andreas Scholl and pianist Talmar Halperin. 'His voice quality is unquestionably masculine, astonishingly...


Concert / Music
Domkirken

Bergen Domkor (Bergen Cathedral Choir), soloists and a baroque orchestra perform the cantata Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget ihr Saiten! by Johann Sebastian...

Domkirken

Sunday 04 June 2017
kl 11:00–12:30



Concert / Music
Copyright © Nienke Schutte

Informal concerts with a low threshold and a high standard. The students at the Grieg Academy invite you to enjoy great musical experiences during daytime. The...

Johanneskirken

Friday 02 June 2017
kl 12:00–13:00



Concert / Music
Copyright © Liv Øvland

A meld of classical and jazz. The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra round off their evening of celebrations with a two-part concert. It starts with a stage version...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Music
Copyright © Gustav Borgen

Concert / Dance / Family/children / Music
Copyright © Thor Brødreskift

Talented future artists on the stage all day. The Festival Youth Day at Logen is a free all-day event where Cultural School pupils from all over Hordaland get...

Logen

Wednesday 31 May 2017
kl 10:00–14:30



Concert / Music
Copyright © Andrew Campell

Open master class with Festival Composer Kaija Saariaho. Postgraduate composition students at the Grieg Academy have a rare opportunity to meet and learn from...

Logen

Friday 02 June 2017
kl 10:00–12:00



Concert / Music
Copyright © Dyveke S. Nilssen

With new songs, a handpicked band, and candlelit surroundings, the stage is set for a pleasant and atmospheric evening. Christine Sandtorv's previous merits...


Concert / Music
Copyright © NPG-records

Funky festival night with some serious bass. Danish Ida Nielsen got her life turned upside down when Prince discovered her on the Internet in 2010. Shortly...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Stephen Freiheit

Melancholy and playfulness from Denmark's great jazz singer. Spontaneity, improvisation, and the pure joy of making music are key words for Sinne Eeg. Her...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Erin Baiano

Pop and Classical with no dividing wall. In her latest project the Swedish mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter joins forces with the ground-breaking string...


Concert / Music
Crescendo Jansen, Weilerstein, Biss octet

A star-studded octet celebration in Troldsalen. Janine Jansen, violin, Jonathan Biss, piano and Alisa Weilerstein, cello are joined by young Norwegian...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Erin Baiano

Pop and Classical with no dividing wall. In her latest project the Swedish mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter joins forces with the ground-breaking string...


Concert / Music
Vertavokvartetten

Four award-winning string players dazzle – as always. Vertavo Quartet, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2014, is considered one of Europe's...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Bjørn Wad

Two quartets meet in late Romantic chamber music. The string quartet Opus13 takes its name from Mendelssohn's popular String Quartet no. 2, opus 13, as it was...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Lluis Calm Vidal

A Finnish celebration from a Nordic quartet. In 2017 it is 100 years since Finland gained its independence. This is celebrated by the newly formed Nordlyd...


Concert / Music
Lydia Hoen Tjore & Ingrid Andsnes2

Women on the verge – by Lydia Hoen Tjore, soprano and Ingrid Andsnes, piano. Both artists have made their Bergen International Festival solo debut, and both...


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1B1 Ensemble m Sonoko Miriam Welde TELLUS

The effervescent string ensemble 1B1 with violinist Sonoko Miriam Welde from Bergen. For the string players in the Stavanger-based ensemble 1B1, the love of...


Concert / Music
1B1 Ensemble2

Grieg and Saariaho meet the effervescent string ensemble 1B1. For the string players in the Stavanger-based ensemble 1B1, the love of playing and passion for...


Concert / Music
Tomter, Kam og Hadland I+II

Twin concerts from an exceptional orchestral family. Viola player Lars Anders Tomter, clarinettist Sharon Kam and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland give two...


Concert / Music
Tomter, Kam og Hadland I+II

Twin concerts from an exceptional orchestral family. Viola player Lars Anders Tomter, clarinettist Sharon Kam and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland give two...


Concert / Music
Ingfrid Breie Nyhus4

Hardanger fiddle tunes on Grieg's grand piano. Pianist Ingfrid Breie Nyhus has long had a passionate interest in piano music inspired by Norwegian folk music....


Concert / Music
Kathryn Stott3

A Franco-Finnish piano soirée in Grieg's sitting room. French repertoire holds a special place for pianist Kathryn Stott. She has recorded all of the piano...


Concert / Music
Crescendo Alisa Weilerstein3

A cello recital of Bach and Kodály. 'Alisa Weilerstein is a consummate performer, combining technical precision with impassioned musicianship,' according to...


Concert / Music
Sonoko Miriam Welde m Sergio Tiempo

Grieg and Brahms in Ole Bull's home. Young Bergen violinist Sonoko Miriam Welde has already made a solid name for herself, both as a soloist and as the first...


Concert / Music
Vinner av Den norske solistpris Ludvig Gudim

In 2016 violinist Ludvig Gudim gained not only the title Virtuos (virtuoso) but also the Norwegian Soloist Prize. This concert in the Bergen International...


Concert / Music
Isabelle van Keulen og Kathryn  Stott

A versatile star duo performs French repertoire at Lysøen. Isabelle van Keulen, violin, from the Netherlands and Kathryn Stott from Britain are...


Concert / Dramatised concert / Family/children / Music / Other events
Copyright © Vidar Hardeland

Enchanting Sunday close to nature in Sæverud's own paradise. The great family day at Harald Sæverud's property is a valued and popular tradition. The...

Siljustøl

Sunday 28 May 2017
kl 12:00–16:00



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Amalie Stalheim, cello, has already  made a name for herself in Sweden, and now makes her first solo appearance at the Bergen International Festival. In 2015...


Concert / Exhibition / Music
Copyright © Jean-Baptiste Beranger

A musical dialogue with Festival Artist Jan Groth's work. Peter Sheppard Skærved, violinist, performer and storyteller in equal proportions, likes to mix...


Concert / Music
Grieghallen

Informal concerts with a low threshold and a high standard. The students at the Grieg Academy invite you to enjoy great musical experiences during daytime. The...


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End the Festival evening on the dance floor! The DJ's at Lysverket's night club get inspired by the mighty music programme that fills the city during the...

Lysverket

Thursday 25 May 2017
kl 22:00


Friday 26 May 2017
kl 22:00


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Concert / Family/children / Music / Other events
Copyright © Thor Brødreskift

The Bergen International Festival a meeting place for artists of many genres. Each day you will meet some of them on the small stage at Torgallmenningen. 25...

Torgallmenningen

Monday–Sunday 25 May 2017–06 June 2017
kl 16:15–16:30



Concert / Music / Organised hiking / Other events
Copyright © Thor Brødreskift

A dive deep into the art of boat building and the Bronze Age. Evidence suggests that Os has been an important and strategic Nordvegen port, with a wealth of...

Os, Oseana Kunst- og Kultursenter and Solstrand Hotel & Bad

Sunday 28 May 2017 19:00–20:15
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Concert / Food

On select concert days during the festival, you can enjoy a light meal at Troldhaugen's restaurant, In order to do so, please place your order in advance. You...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Ole Jørgen Bratland

Classical launch Crescendo violinist Guro Kleven Hagen and pianist Marianna Shirinyan celebrate the launch of their new album with a free concert at Apollon....

Apollon

Tuesday 30 May 2017
kl 20:00



Concert / Dramatised concert / Music
Copyright © Gustav Borgen

Performed in Norwegian without subtitles.


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A chamber opera about a philosopher and political activist. Philosopher and teacher Simone Weil (1909–1943) grew up in a middle-class Jewish family in Paris...


Concert / Music
Copyright © Peter Adamik

Club music on string instruments. Stavanger-based 1B1 Ensemble has a thing for trying out new musical fields. On this special concert at Fløien...


Club / Concert / Music / Party
Copyright © Ester Segarra

Welcome to more Hugsjá in Tårnsalen after the concert in Grieghallen. You can look forward to musical contributions by Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik and to...


Concert / Dance / Dramatised concert / Family/children / Music
Copyright © Thor Brødreskift

Festival performance with selected young talents. On this evening performance in the Peer Gynt Hall in Grieghallen you will see and listen to artists who...


Concert / Family/children / Music / Other events
Copyright © Tonny Kolås/Den Grønne Sykkel

A symphony of and with two-wheelers. Inspired by Frank Zappa, last year's Festival Bikes, and the 2017 Road World Championships in Bergen, the BIT20 Ensemble...

Torgallmenningen

Friday 02 June 2017
kl 12:00–12:40



Concert / Dramatised concert / Family/children / Music
Copyright © Siv Sivertsen

An enchanting sphere of music, impressions, and perception. In an abstract universe of sound, light, and movement violinist Ingerine Dahl, accompanied by...


Concert / Music / Other events
Copyright © Thor Brødreskift

Ancient sagas and magnificent scenery in historical harmony. Moster and Bømlo constitute an ideal starting point for a Nordvegen work: toolmakers were rife in...




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