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Edvard Grieg Society

Celebrate Scandinavian Music with the Edvard Grieg Society in New York City, NY

Members and Board Members of Edvard Grieg Society - NY

The power and passion of Northern European music are celebrated through the Edvard Grieg Society in New York City, NY. Since its 1991 founding under Per Brevig, a champion of Scandinavian musical heritage, the Society has thrilled and enthralled audiences with a range of emotional expressions, from recitals to chamber performances to radio broadcasts to symposia, and much more

Ready to Welcome You

If you are drawn to the strength and purity of Scandinavian music and wonder if there may be a place for you in the Society, you are encouraged to apply to join today. The Society is a thriving and dynamic organization that is always looking to welcome new members who share the love of music from Scandinavia.

Words of Praise

Some music critics are very cautious when it comes to heaping words of praise on performances and productions. But many have been expansive and effusive in their reviews of the Society’s works. You can see what some of the most respected critics have had to say by reading a sample of the reviews posted below. We have always felt confident in the quality of our musical offerings, but it is always gratifying to see that confidence reflected back in the words of authority from noted experts.

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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.

Scandinavian Music in New York City, NY

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)

Orchestral Conducting in New York City, NY

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