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052 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2016 FOU N DAT I ON S FORB IN DE L SE R F E STSPIL L E N E I B E RG E N 2 01 6 05 3 W W W.F IB.N O 05 3 Closing Concert m GRIEGH A LLE N GRIEG SA L E N DAT E/ T I M E Wendnesday 08 June at 18:00 D U RAT IO N 2:00 including interval OT H ER Introduction in Norwegian by Annabel Guaita in the Grieghallen foyer at 17:15 T IC KET Standard: 190–490 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount Grieg’s A Minor Concerto alongside mythical music depicting darkness, hope and the life force. The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra brings the 2016 Bergen International Festival to a close, joined in this imposing concert by two international soloists and the celebrated conductor Kazuki Yamada. The myths of the Knights of the Holy Grail and their struggle against the evil of the secular world have been the subject of great works of art. Many have been inspired by Parsifal and his interminable quest for the realm of the Fisher King, where the Holy Grail is guarded. Forceful music from the prelude to Wagner’s last opera Parsifal are followed by Rolf Wallin’s The Fisher King, composed for the trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger. This trumpet concerto depicts the experience of being in a dark, desolate landscape – a place familiar to all. Nevertheless, these works portray the hope and the urge to overcome limitations and to escape from the darkness. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Kazuki Yamada  conductor Benjamin Grosvenor piano Håkan Hardenberger trumpet RICHARD WAGNER (1813–1883) Prelude to Act 1 of the opera Parsifal ROLF WALLIN (1957–) Fisher King (trumpet concert -2011) FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)  Les préludes, symphonic poem for orchestra, S. 97 ‘Where can we find the grail?’ asks the knight Parsifal. The answer is that it is to be found in oneself. The concert concludes with Edvard Grieg’s A minor Concerto with the young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor as the soloist. It is rare for music in a minor key to be so cheerful and energetic. 052 EDVARD GRIEG (1843–1907)  Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (The original version) 1. Allegro molto moderato 2. Adagio 3. Allegro moderato molto e marcato Sponsored by DNV GL #FE STSPILLEN E16