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Peer Gynt | Music of the Midnight Sun

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
Georgia Jarman, soprano
Actors from Concert Theatre Works
Caleb Mayo (Peer Gynt)
Bobbie Steinbach (Åse)
Robert Walsh (Button Moulder / Father of the Groom)
Will Lyman (Voice of The Boyg)
Risher Reddick (The Mountain King / Mads Moen / Herr Trumpetterstrale / Hussein)
Caroline Lawton (Woman in Green / Aslak’s Wife / Herr von Eberkopf)
Daniel Berger-Jones (Aslak / Mr. Cotton / Begriffenfeldt)
Kortney Adams (Ingrid / Monsieur Ballon / Anitra)
Vidar Skrede (Hardanger fiddler)

Tanglewood Festival Chorus
 James Burton, conductor

GRIEG Peer Gynt
written and directed by Bill Barclay adapted from the play by Henrik Ibsen

Please note that there is no intermission in these concerts.

This week's performances by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus are supported by the Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky Fund for Voice and Chorus.

In the second of the Music of the Midnight Sun concerts, Finland-based Russian conductor Dima Slobodeniouk leads a staged performance of Peer Gynt, by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and composer Edvard Grieg. This fantastical, epic tale, theatrically reimagined by director-playwright Bill Barclay, follows Peer on his adventures from his home village through the Hall of the Mountain King, to Northern Africa, and back.

Music of the Midnight Sun is supported, in part by the American Scandinavian Foundation.

Pre-concert panel discussion: Peer Gynt and the Nordic Imagination
Thursday, March 7, 6:15pm
Friday, March 8, 12:15pm
Saturday, March 9, 6:45pm
Panel discussion admission included with same-day concert ticket

Robert Kirzinger, moderator (BSO Director of Program Publications)
Bill Barclay
(Artistic Director of Music Before 1800 and Concert Theatre Works) - March 7 & 8 only
Patrick Swanson (Artistic Director of Revels)
Merrill Kaplan
(Associate Professor of Folklore & Scandinavian Studies, Ohio State University)
Panelists will explore the origins of Peer Gynt in Norwegian folklore, consider its cultural influence, and look at the complex relationship between literature and music exemplified by Ibsen’s and Grieg’s symbiotic partnership.

Thursday's performance will end around 9pm, Friday's performance will end around 3pm, and Saturday's performance will end around 9:30pm.

Performance Details

Mar 7, 2024, 7:30pm EST

Production Staff

Bill Barclay, stage director and writer
Cristina Todesco, set designer
Charles Schoonmaker, costume and puppet designer
Maura Gahan, puppet co-designer
Brian Schott, lighting designer
David Reiffel, sound designer
Nicole Pierce, choreographer
Leslie Sears, stage manager
Justin Seward, production manager
Stephanie Macklin, costume assistant
Zoë Sundra, wardrobe assistant

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