The Edvard Grieg Society
of the Dakotas
A Celebration of Norwegian
Women Piano Composers
The Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas will present a concert on Sunday, July 25th at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Peace Lutheran Church, 1011 12th Ave N, Fargo. The program, which is the first of its kind in this region, is a showcase of piano music by Norwegian women composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. The concert will include performances by pianists from around the Fargo-Moorhead community. The event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Free-will donations will go toward future programming by the Grieg Society.
Grieg and Mozart:
Emotion through Song
EGSOD, in partnership with Northern State University School of Fine Arts, presents
Dr. Marla Fogderud, soprano, and Dr. Jean Hellner, piano, in a lecture recital of songs by Edvard Grieg and W. A. Mozart. The program explores how each composer approached common emotional ideas such as love, longing, and remembrance. The concert will have a limited live audience in the Jewett Theater on the campus of Northern State University and will also be live-streamed. Please note masks are required for all on-campus attendees. Admission is free; donations to the Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas are gratefully accepted.
Please join us Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. in person or
online for the live-stream broadcast.
Songs from the Heart
The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased to release the first professional recording of songs by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, sung in English.
Recorded at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul, MN in the summer of 2020,
Melissa Holm-Johansen, soprano, and Stephen Swanson, piano, have captured the essence of the original song and text in these new English translations by celebrated Grieg scholar, Dr. William H. Halverson.
The album features 25 of Grieg's songs, along with a lyric book and notes by Dr. Halverson. Your CD may be picked up at Norway House or shipped to you directly. Shipping is free throughout the US. Proceeds support the Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota and Norway House.
The album will soon be available on all streaming platforms.
To order this CD, click here.
"The Beloved as Muse"
Our very own president,
Dr. Marla Fogderud, recently published a poignant, heart-warming article on the unique and beloved (if not at times tumultuous) relationship between Edvard and his wife Nina in the July 31, 2020 edition of The Norwegian American. Click here to read this article.
If you would like to contact Marla, please email her at email@example.com.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Edvard and Nina Grieg in 1888
Image: Wikimedia Commons "Edvard Grieg accompanying his Wife" (1889), oil on wood, by Skagen painter Peder Severin Krøyer, is one of the most famous portraits of Edvard and Nina Grieg. Krøyer was a friend of the Griegs, who spent many winters in Copenhagen.