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07:30 pm PDT - Tuesday 09/13/2022

Northwest Edvard Grieg Society

The Human Condition: Vinje & Benzon

07:30 pm PDT - Tuesday 09/13/2022

Northwest Edvard Grieg Society

The Human Condition: Vinje & Benzon

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Approx. 90 min

The Northwest Edvard Grieg Society presents its final concert of the Complete Songs of Edvard Grieg. All three artists from the six previous installments come together to perform some of Grieg’s most poignant songs set to texts by A. O. Vinje and Otto Benzon.

Soprano, Laura Loge, will sing Grieg’s beloved Vinje Songs, opus 33, plus a few posthumously published songs. Baritone, Alan Dunbar, will sing Grieg’s two final sets of songs with texts by Otto Benzon, opuses 69 and 70.

Pianist, Knut Erik Jensen, returns to amaze us all with his virtuosity and subtlety, perfectly suited to Grieg’s musical style.

The lyrics of Grieg’s songs to Vinje bring into perspective his fascination with the complexity of the human condition, highlighting the dichotomy set forth in Vinje’s poetry.

The Benzon songs bring us into Grieg’s last and most experimental period of his composition career, hinting at what might have come had he lived another twenty years: impressionism and expressionism.

This is the final of seven concerts presenting the complete songs of Edvard Grieg, sponsored by the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society.

This concert is supported, in part, by 4Culture.

Knut Erik Jensen
Acclaimed for both the probity of his performances and musical versatility, Norwegian pianist Knut Erik Jensen has delighted audiences throughout Europe and America. A prolific recitalist, he has given over 150 performances throughout the United States and Canada since 2007. An authority on the music of Edvard Grieg, Mr. Jensen...
Alan Dunbar Profile
Baritone Alan Dunbar is a versatile performer, lauded for his beautiful tone and nuanced musical and textual interpretation. Past performances include the premiere of Justin Merritt’s oratorio The Path at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, th e St. John Passion with the Voices of Ascension, Papageno in Madison Opera’s production of...
Laura Loge Profile
Soprano Laura Loge has been hailed for her “characterful and versatile voice.” Opera roles include Violetta (La Traviata), Musetta (La Bohème), Micaëla (Carmen), Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Lisa (La Sonnambula), La Fée (Cendrillon), Lucy (The Telephone), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Second Lady (Magic Flute) and Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica). She has performed...
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