Concert 14/3: To the Spring

Concert with soprano Eldrid Gorset and pianist Olga Jørgensen in Troldsalen Sunday March 14th at 13:00. 

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To the Spring 

To celebrate the arrival of the spring, we have in this concert programmed three different opuses from the two Romantic Norwegian composer friends, Edvard Grieg and Agathe Backer Grøndahl. To present these works, we have invited soprano, Eldrid Gorset and pianist, Olga Jørgensen. 

The season's first concert at Troldhaugen is part of our spring concert series To the Spring. Spring is a season which for many composers and artists has been of great inspiration in their creational processes and several have dedicated works to the spring, just like Backer Grøndahl and Grieg. 

In the concert we get to listen to one of Backer Grøndahl's most famous opuses, namely The Child's Spring Day op. 42 in addition to Grieg's Lyric Pieces III op. 43 and Four songs op. 21.  

Troldsalen, Sunday 14 March at 13:00
Eldrid Gorset, soprano 
Olga Jørgensen, piano  

Eldrid Gorset is a soprano from Oppdal who is educated at the Opera Academy, Barratt Due Music Institute and the Norwegian Academy of Music. She made her debut with KORK in the role of Gretel in 2019 and toured the previous summer as Musetta in Skåne. Gorset's repertoire ranges from Mozart roles such as Susanna and Pamina, through Nannetta (Verdi) to Poulenc's La Voix Humaine. Gorset is also a widely used oratorio soloist in works by Bach, Handel and Haydn and this spring she is working on Ketil Bjørnstad's Flagstad - an Opera.

Norwegian-Polish Olga Jørgensen is a pianist and chamber musician who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Norwegian Academy of Music. Jørgensen has been a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and has played in venues such as Wigmore Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields. She has participated in festivals such as the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Victoria International Arts Festival in Malta. She has won 1st prize in the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, the Malta International Music Competition and the Norwegian Youth Music Championship. 


Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) Lyriske stykker III / Lyric Pieces III, op. 43   
(dedicated to Isidor Seiss)   

Sommerfugl / Butterfly
Ensom vandrer / Solitary Traveller
I hjemmet/ In my Native Country
Småfugl / Little Bird
Erotik / Erotikon
Til Våren / To Spring

Agathe Backer Grøndahl (1847-1907) Barnets Vårdag op. 42
(text: Andreas Jynge)

En kviddrene lærke / Die zwitschernde Lerche / The warbling lark
Vaarmorgen i skoven / Frühlingsmorgen im Walde / Spring morning in the wood
Blaaveis / Anemonen / Blue flowers
Blomstersanking / Blumenkörbchen / Flower gathering
Homlefar / Hummeltanz / The humble bee
Duggdraaper / Thautropfen / Dewdrops
Mot kveld / Abends / Eventide
Sov saa stille / Schlummerlied / Cradle song   

Edvard Grieg, Fire dikt fra ”Fiskerjenten” / Four Songs, op. 21
(text: B. Bjørnson) (dedicated to Clara Winding)    

Det første møte / The First Meeting
«God morgen!» / «Good Morning!»
Jeg giver mitt dikt til våren / To Springtime My Song I’m Singing
Takk for ditt råd / Say What You Will   


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Entrance to the museum and Grieg's villa is included in the ticket.

The Troldhaugen café is open, serving coffee, tea and light meals.

Adults NOK 290
KODE Members NOK 250
Students NOK 250
Children NOK 50

Duration: ca. 45 min.

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