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The Complete Songs Of Edvard Grieg: A Norwegian Holiday

Presented by the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society
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Laura Loge

Alan Dunbar, Knut Erik Jensen

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The Old Church Concert Hall

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland, OR 97201

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Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7:30pm | Bar w/ID | All sales are final.

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The Northwest Edvard Grieg Society presents the fourth concert of performances of the complete songs of Edvard Grieg. Laura Loge, soprano, Alan Dunbar, baritone, and Knut Erik Jensen, piano will perform The Complete Songs of Edvard Grieg: A Norwegian Holiday. This program will include songs about and surrounding holidays, from Christmas to Easter, to grand holiday adventures and Norwegian religious experiences. Highlighted in this concert are songs from the incidental music to Peer Gynt. Enjoy a festive evening, led by three experts in Grieg’s song repertoire.

About Soprano Laura Loge:

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 Requiems by Mozart, Fauré, Schumann and Verdi, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Grieg’s Orchestrated Songs, and Handel’s Messiah. She specializes in Nordic Art Song, with numerous performances, including Grieg’s villa. Laura is the Artistic Director of the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series and the President of the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society.

About Tenor Alan Dunbar:

Baritone, Alan Dunbar is a versatile performer, lauded for his beautiful tone and his nuanced musical and textual interpretation. He was heard most recently as Papageno in Madison Opera’s production of The Magic Flute, and as the bass soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion with Voices of Ascension. Past performances and accolades include a staged version of Dominick Argento’s The Andrée Expedition at the Ordway with the MN Source Song Festival, numerous productions with Madison Opera (including Schaunard in La Bohème, Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Owen Hart in Dead Man Walking), Barber’s Dover Beach at the Apollo Music Festival, the title role of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde at Santa Fe Opera, Handel’s Messiah with the Santa Fe Symphony and

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and recitals at the Ravinia Festival Steans Institute. Alan has performed with Madison Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and at the Natchez Opera Festival. In 2009 Alan made his Europeansolo recital debut at the Oslo Grieg Festival, performed as bass soloist in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos at the Tanglewood Music Festival, and won the grand prize at the 2009 Grieg Festival in Winter Park, FL. He also sang the role of Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin at the Tanglewood Music Festival with Renée Fleming and Peter Mattei, and has collaborated with choreographer/director Mark Morris in performances with the Mark Morris Dance Group, as well as in the Stravinsky chamber opera Renard.

Alan holds a BA in music theory and composition from St. Olaf College and an MM and DM in vocal performance from Indiana University, where he studied with Costanza Cuccaro. Alan was a founding member of the Minnesota-based internationally acclaimed chamber vocal ensemble Cantus, and sang throughout North America and Europe with the ensemble from 1998-2004.

During his tenure with Cantus, he recorded ten albums and appeared as a soloist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, at the Oregon Bach Festival, the 2002 World Choral Symposium, and the 2003 Polyphonia Festival in Normandy, France. He has also composed and arranged many pieces for the ensemble, including The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Gordon Lightfoot), Alleluia Amen, Bashana Haba’ah (Manor/Hirsh), and Stick to the Craythur (trad. Irish).

About Pianist 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 is the featured soloist in Grieg’s piano concerto with Cape Symphony in Massachusetts for the 2017-18 season. He has visited Seattle many times and is a frequent guest of the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series. Jensen works at the University of Trondheim, Norway in addition to a rich freelance career.

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Performers

Laura Loge

Alan Dunbar, Knut Erik Jensen

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The Old Church Concert Hall

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland, OR 97201

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