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From October 2023 through July 2026, Norwegian pianist

Oda Voltersvik is engaged as our Artist-in-Residence. Read Oda's biography here. Her residency began with her tour "Nordic Unrest", which featured a range of recitals and performances of Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor.

On this page, you can find Oda's complete list of projects in 2024: 
























"Grieg in Rome" is a program related to Edvard Grieg's excursions to Rome, the first of which made a great impression on him artistically in 1865-66. He wrote the orchestral work "In Autumn" during this trip, which he later transcribed for four hands. His meetings with Franz Liszt in 1869-70 became a source of great encouragement for Grieg in his composing. Liszt praised Grieg`s piano concerto while Grieg was captivated by Liszt's virtuosic playing. The year 1899 included performances of the well known Peer Gynt Suites and more. As a tribute to its Norwegian-Italian cultural roots, the Volt & Potenza duo presents four-handed compositions related to Grieg’s presence in Rome and one of Franz Liszt's thirteen symphonic poems Les Preludes. Click here for more information about the Volt & Potenza duo and their full tour list. 

Date: March 3

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Concordia College

Christiansen Recital Hall in the Hvidsten Hall of Music

901 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56562

Tickets: Adults: $20, students: $10, children under 5: free

At door (cash or check only) or by emailing

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This is an Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas in-house concert. 




This program presents piano works by lesser-known and underrepresented Nordic female composers, including Elfrida Andrée and Laura Netzel from Sweden; Agathe Backer Grøndahl, Pauline Hall, and Inger Bang Lund from Norway; and Ann-Elise Hannikainen from Finland. 


Dates: October 28 - December 11

Venues: Fargo (ND), Grand Forks (ND), Bloomington (MN), Enderlin (ND), Oakes (ND), St. James (MN), Sioux Falls (SD), Hastings (MN), River Falls (WI)


Full concert dates list and program details are available here.















Oda Voltersvik`s fall tour 2024 include two performances of the renowned Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) at the following: 

Date: October 26

Time: TBA

Venue: Minot Symphony Orchestra, Minot, North Dakota, US

Date: November 26

Time: TBA

Venue: Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra​, Southwest Minnesota, US

More information will be available at a later date. 



























The Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas will give a special concert on December 2 to commemorate the Midwest tours undertaken by renowned Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad during the 1940s and 1950s. Included in this program is Grieg's compelling song cycle Haugtussa, op. 67. This collaborative performance will feature soprano Marla Fogderud, president of the Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas.

Date: December 2

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Johnson Fine Arts Center, Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota

More information will be available at a later date. 

From Oda`s performance of Grieg Concerto
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