Per Brevig Conductor

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Edvard Grieg Society

About the Edvard Grieg Society, Inc. New York

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A champion of Scandinavian music, Mr. Brevig is founder and president of the Edvard Grieg Society, Inc. New York. Since 1991, the Society has, under his leadership, produced recitals, chamber performances, radio broadcasts, symposia, and more. If you are a musician who is interested in the Edvard Grieg Society, Inc. New York, feel free to apply to join. See what some of the most respected critics are saying about the Edvard Grieg Society's productions.

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Arne Nordheim Commemorative Concert - October 30, 2011

An Evening of Words & Music

Musical Soiree

Edvard Grieg Society, Inc. Application Form

"...The two settings of 'Solveig's Song' well as Grieg's 'Spring,' 'A Swan' and 'At Rondane,' were given gorgeously turned readings...The Orchestra of St. Luke's played for Mr. Brevig with the warmth and precision that have become its hallmarks."
— The New York Times, Allan Kozinn (Read the Full Article)

"Fortunately, the concert was masterminded by the conductor Per Brevig, a longtime champion of Norwegian music and an enterprising musician."
— The New York Times, Anthony Tommasini (Read the Full Article)

"The high quality of the orchestra was satisfying and obviously linked to the fact that conductor Brevig demonstrated a compelling command of his role, as he did in fact throughout the evening. It was an immensely persuasive performance."
— Norway Times, New York City, Rolf Stang

"Brevig's conducting is clear and elegant, authoritative without being authoritarian. In Grieg's Three Pieces from "Sigurd Jorsalfar", he got fine, enthusiastic playing from the orchestra".
— New York Concert Review, Edith Eisler

"... The orchestra played expertly under Brevig's authoritative was the occasion for much estimable and rewarding music making."
— Musical America, American Record Guide, Robert S. Clark

Per Brevig With Rolf Fjelde

A historic photo: Per Brevig, founder of Edvard Grieg Society Inc., New York with Rolf Fjelde, founder and president of the Ibsen Society of America during the EGS Art Norway Festival at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Per Brevig with Grieg Festival Orchestra

Per Brevig with Grieg Festival Orchestra, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall


• Edvard Grieg: Suite for Strings (Holberg Suite)
• Marcus Paus: Two Lyrical Pieces (Hommage a Grieg)
• Rolf Wallin: Ground for Cello & String Orchestra Darrett Adkins, Cello Soloist
• Johan Svendsen: Octet for Strings (Orchestra Version)

Darrett Adkins and Jeremy Denk

Darrett Adkins, cello, and Jeremy Denk, piano, performing Grieg's Cello Sonata at Edvard Grieg Society's inaugural concert at Governor's Island, New York. (September 25, 1991).

Arlene Dahl, Berit Brevig and Per Brevig

Arlene Dahl, Berit Brevig, and Per Brevig at a chamber music concert "A Romantic Evening of Music," at the home of the actress.

Per Brevig With Grieg Festival Orchestra

Per Brevig with Grieg Festival Orchestra (Darrett Adkins as Soloist)

Per Brevig conducting the Grieg Festival
Orchestra with piano soloist Anne-Marie
McDermott performing Grieg's Piano Concerto
in A minor at Alice Tully Hall