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Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Presents the Music of Edvard Grieg

Jan 02, 2015 01:47PM

In conjunction with the Grieg Festival 2015, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents, as part of its Special Events programs, three concerts of the music of Edvard Grieg, featuring the celebrated Norwegian musicians, Njǻl Sparbo, bass-baritone, and Einar Røttingen, piano, along with internationally-acclaimed pianist, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, and Alan Dunbar, bass-baritone, Gregory Martin, piano, winners of the national Grieg Young Artists Competition in 2009. Gloria Musicae Singers, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, are also featured.

Performances are January 9, 10 and 11, at the Historic Asolo Theater in Sarasota. All begin at 7:30 p.m. Well-known Grieg performers, scholars and young artists will celebrate the legendary composer’s life and music, focusing on the lesser-known works. Members of the International Grieg Society in Bergen, Norway, will join American artists and scholars in lectures and performances at Selby Public Library in Sarasota. The festival also includes a rare exhibit of manuscripts and letters from the Grieg Archives in Bergen, and the semi-finals and finals rounds of a national competition for pianists and singers, who will perform only works by Grieg. 

 

Location: Historic Asolo Theater in Sarasota, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. For more information about the three concerts, visit ArtistSeriesConcerts.org/event/2015-edvard-grieg-festival. To purchase concert tickets, order online or call 941- 360-7399. For more information about the 2015 Grieg Festival, visit GriegFestivalInFlorida.org

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