Grieg, Sæverud, Bull – and Anne-Marie Ørbeck
Anne-Marie Ørbeck (1911–1996) was a composer from Bergen whose music was performed both nationally and internationally. Nonetheless, she was never as acknowledged or famous for her work as her local male colleagues were – and still are.
Indeed, not even people from Bergen, with their city patriotism and extraordinary ability to brag about their city compatriots, know who she is. So, how could this have happened? And is her story recognisable for women in the classical field in general?
During the Bergen International Festival, you can meet the festival composer Anne-Marie Ørbeck through her music and this conversation led by journalist Marion Hestholm, who has explored Ørbeck's history and work for some time, including in NRK P2's programme Spillerom søndag.
Today, we will get to know the composer from Wergelandsalleen a bit better in a talk about underrepresented, forgotten and hidden voices in classical music.
The event will be held in Norwegian.
Photo: Bergens Tidende
During this year's Festival, there will be three concerts with music by Ørbeck: A portrait concert in Håkonshallen, at the Closing concert and at Fuko Ishii's concert in Grieg's villa.
Kulturhuset i Bergen
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- Ingrid Skovdahl Musicologist, Journalist
- Arnulf Christian Mattes Associate Professor musicology, Leader of Centre for Grieg Research
- Lars Petter Hagen Festival Director
- Marion Hestholm Moderator, Journalist
Grieg & Ørbeck
Two pioneers from Bergen, performed by a stellar team from Bergen.
Isabelle Faust & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Musical explorations with the most prolific composer of all time.