Northwest Edvard Grieg Society: Drama – Olav Trygvason & Peer Gynt
Edvard Grieg — Olav Trygvason, Op. 50 (Scene II)
Edvard Grieg — Foran sydens kloster ("At a southern convent's gate"), Op. 20 (selections)
Edvard Grieg — Bergliot, Op. 42 (selections)
Edvard Grieg — Three Orchestral Pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56 (Grieg's own piano arrangements)
A collaboration between Northwest Edvard Grieg Society and Puget Sound Concert Opera featuring dramatic music by Edvard Grieg, including selections from Peer Gynt, Before a Southern Convent, Bergliot, Olav Trygvason, and Sigurd Jorsalfar.
Laura Loge, soprano,
Nerys Jones, mezzo-soprano,
Misha Myznikov, baritone,
Lesley Chapin Wyckoff, narrator,
John Burkhardt and Steven Luksan, piano
and the PSCO chorus and orchestra, Bernie Kwiram, music director.
About John Burkhardt, piano
John Burkhardt (chorus master/piano) currently serves as chorus master and principal accompanist for Puget Sound Concert Opera. John has arranged and conducted numerous PSCO productions including Lucrezia Borgia, La Damoiselle Elue, Andrea Chenier, Don Giovanni, and I Capuletti ed I Montecchi. John has served as the principal accompanist and chorus master for Bellevue Opera as well. He works for University of Washington Tacoma, managing their communications. He is musically active in the Unitarian Universalist church and has been an opera and musical theater pianist for many years in Seattle and elsewhere.