Conductors

Edward Gardner

Chief Conductor, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Credit: Benjamin Ealovega

Introduction

Edward Gardner is Chief Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he assumed in October 2015 leading their 250th anniversary gala concert. The current season will see him touring the orchestra to cities including Berlin, Munich, London and Amsterdam and continuing his hugely successful relationship with Chandos Records.

Previously, Edward was Music Director of English National Opera for eight years until July 2015 and it was under his direction that ENO presented a series of productions to the hightest critical acclaim . He has an ongoing relationship with the Metropolitan Opera New York and, last season, he made his debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and was re-invited to La Scala, Milan.

Edward works regularly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and in 2011 conducted the Last Night of the Proms, which was televised worldwide. He also works regularly with young musicians including the CBSO and Barbican Youth Orchestras, the National Youth Orchestra and Juilliard School of Music in New York. In 2002 he founded the Hallé Youth Orchestra and in September 2014 was appointed to the new role of ‘Mackerras Chair of Conducting’ at the Royal Academy of Music.


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Performance Schedule

Performance Schedule

  • 19:30 14 Jul 2017
    Royal Albert Hall, LONDON

    TOM COULT St John’s Dance
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.3
    ***
    ADAMS Harmonium

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Igor Levit

    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    First Night of the Proms

  • 20:00 18 Jul 2017
    Ravinia Festival, Highland Park

    ELGAR Enigma Variations Op. 36
    BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op. 83

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Yefim Bronfman

    Ravinia Festival
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

  • 19:30 28 Jul 2017
    David Geffen Hall, NEW YORK

    MOZART Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K. 477
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
    Interval
    SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B flat major D. 485

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Jeremy Denk
    Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

  • 19:30 29 Jul 2017
    David Geffen Hall, NEW YORK

    MOZART Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K. 477
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
    Interval
    SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B flat major D. 485

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Jeremy Denk
    Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

  • 19:45 12 Aug 2017
    Usher Hall Edinburgh, EDINBURGH

    WAGNER ‘Rienzi’ Overture
    GRIEG Piano Concerto
    ELGAR Symphony No. 1

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Paul Lewis
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 19:45 12 Aug 2017
    Usher Hall, Edinburgh

    Wagner Overture to Rienzi
    Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
    Elgar Symphony No. 1 in A flat

    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
    Edward Gardner, Conductor
    Paul Lewis, Piano

    For further information and tickets, click here.

  • 18:00 13 Aug 2017
    Usher Hall Edinburgh, EDINBURGH

    BRITTEN ‘Peter Grimes’

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER

    Peter Grimes: Stuart Skelton
    Ellen Orford: Erin Wall
    Balstrode: Christopher Purves
    Auntie: Susan Bickley
    First Niece: Hanna Husáhr
    Second Niece: Vibeke Kristensen
    Mrs Sedley: CATHERINE WYN-ROGERS
    Swallow: BRINDLEY SHERRATT
    Ned Keene: Marcus Farnsworth
    Bob Boles: ROBERT MURRAY
    Rev Horace Adams: James Gilchrist
    Hobson: Barnaby Rea

    Edvard Grieg Kor
    Collegium Musicum Kor
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus

  • 18:00 13 Aug 2017
    Usher Hall, Edinburgh

    Benjamin Britten  Peter Grimes

    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
    Edvard Grieg Kor
    Edward Gardner Conductor

    Stuart Skelton Peter Grimes
    Erin Wall Ellen Orford
    Christopher Purves Captain Balstrode
    Susan Bickley Auntie
    Hanna Husáhr Niece 1
    Vibeke Kristensen Niece 2
    Catherine Wyn-Rogers Mrs Sedley
    Brindley Sherratt Swallow
    Marcus Farnsworth Ned Keene
    Robert Murray Bob Boles
    James Gilchrist Rev Horace Adams
    Barnaby Rea Hobson

    Concert Performance

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  • 19:00 17 Aug 2017
    Torgallmenninge (Bergen City Square), BERGEN

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 19:00 18 Aug 2017
    Torgallmenninge (Bergen City Square), BERGEN

    GRIEG
    Holberg Suite, Op. 40: 1st Movement
    Norwegian Dance No. 2
    Symphony in C minor: Intermezzo
    Våren
    Ved Rondane
    March of the Dwarfs
    Symphonic Dance No. 4
    En svane (A Swan)
    Solveig’s Song
    Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER
    Soprano: Lise Davidsen
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 19:30 24 Aug 2017
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall, SNAPE

    STRAUSS ‘Till Eulenspiegel’
    STRAUSS ‘Vier letzte Lieder’
    ELGAR Symphony No. 1

    Soprano: Renee Fleming
    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER
    London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 19:30 07 Sep 2017
    Grieghallen Bergen, BERGEN

    STRAVINSKY Funeral Song Op. 5
    RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 4
    Interval
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 19:30 08 Sep 2017
    Grieghallen Bergen, BERGEN

    STRAVINSKY Funeral Song Op. 5
    RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 4
    Interval
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

    CONDUCTOR: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 20:00 13 Sep 2017
    TBA, BERGEN

    BRITTEN ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’
    ELGAR Enigma Variations Op. 36

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 19:30 14 Sep 2017
    Grieghallen Bergen, BERGEN

    BRITTEN ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’
    ANDERSON ‘The Imaginary Museum’, for piano and orchestra
    Interval
    ELGAR ‘Enigma Variations’ Op. 36

    Conductor: EDWARD GARDNER
    Piano: Steven Osborne
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

From The Green Room

Discography

Bergen Digital Concert Hall

Follow this link to watch Ed lead the Bergen Philharmonic in a performance of Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem live in concert with soloists Camilla Tilling and Florian Boesch.

Follow this link to watch Ed lead the Bergen Philharmonic in a live stream of Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder recorded from concert in Grieghallen, Bergen on Friday 11 December 2015.

Follow this link to watch Ed walking through the streets of Bergen talking about his orchestra the Bergen Philharmonic.