Grieg Exhibition

Norwegian-Scottish concerts launch Edvard Grieg exhibition in Aberdeen

As part of the Grieg2007 centenary year celebrations, north-east Scotland bid her great-grandson, Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, a warm welcome home with a major exhibition devoted to his work and two special Norwegian-Scottish concerts.

grieg-aberdeen-exhib2008Edvard Grieg - Art and Identity

The 'Edvard Grieg - Art and Identity' exhibition, an international touring exhibition exploring the relationship between art and national identity, nation-building and cultural coexistence, visited Aberdeen in 2007. Supported by the Edvard Grieg Museum - Troldhaugen, and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh, the exhibition was launched with a collaborative concert featuring the celebrated Norwegian accordionist Jon Faukstad in performance with Norwegian fiddler Øystein Rudi and Scottish mezzo-soprano Sally Garden. The concert set Grieg's music in context with Norwegian folk music, with Grieg's Scottish ancestry, and with the rich cultural contacts enjoyed between Norway and Scotland. The artists also appeared in concert following the lighting of the Norwegian Christmas Tree traditionally gifted each year to the city of Aberdeen by the people of Stavanger.

Edvard Grieg - Art and Identity exhibition (Marischal Museum, Aberdeen Dec 2007 - Feb 2008)
Exhibition Opening Concert (Mitchell Hall, Marischal Museum, Aberdeen Dec 2007)
Festive Concert (St Marks Church, Aberdeen Dec 2007)