Skip to content
BSO, Pops, Tanglewood, and Symphony Hall Logos

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
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.


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

Getting Here

A view of the empty Symphony Hall, with the stage in the distance

Plan Your Visit