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.