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Its principal concert venue is the Grieg Hall. Bergen citizens often refer to the ensemble as "Harmonien" the Harmony. After World War I, there was strong interest in the major Norwegian cities of Bergen and Kristiania later Oslo in having larger orchestras.
Inthe orchestra in Bergen was reorganized to employed 40 professional full-time musicians. As ofthe orchestra has musicians. The orchestra has had a long tradition of playing contemporary music. Ludwig van Beethoven 's second symphony was performed in Bergen in the year it was Weise Des Kuhhirten Und Volkstanz - Edvard Grieg - Willi Boskovsky - National Philharmonic Orchestra,even before it was performed in Berlin.
Bergen-born composer Edvard Grieg had close ties with the orchestra, and was artistic director from to He also bequeathed a portion of his estate to a fund which continues to provide financial support for the orchestra. Inthe Festspillene i Bergen was started and Leopold Stokowski was contracted to conduct the orchestra. American conductor Andrew Litton became principal conductor in and artistic director in In the orchestra began to record the complete orchestral works of Edvard Grieg, the first Norwegian orchestra to do so.
Litton now has the title of conductor laureate with the orchestra. The orchestra's current chief conductor is Edward All The Things You Are - Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Broadwaysince Octoberwith an initial contract of 3 seasons.
Many members of the orchestra teach at the Grieg Academy of Musicwhich is a music conservatory within the University of Bergen. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Norwegian Radio NRK. Retrieved Bergens Tidende. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Categories : Norwegian orchestras Symphony orchestras Tourist attractions in Bergen Organizations established in Musical groups established in the s establishments in Norway Music in Bergen.