$50 Orchestra and Loges, $40 Balconies
Close Encounters With Music presents Nordic Lights--Grieg Revival, Saturday, June 8, 6 PM at Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood. Ushering in the Berkshires summer season, the concert conjures up Fjords, forests and fairy tales in an evening of music and readings. Violinist Ara Gregorian, known as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation, will perform Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3. The program also includes a sampling of Grieg's superb piano works performed by internationally acclaimed pianist Adam Neiman and Brahms’ majestic Trio in B Major Opus 8. Also featured are baritone Mischa Bouvier, performing Grieg’s lush songs, and cellist Yehuda Hanani, founder and artistic director of Close Encounters with Music. Special guest narrator Tina Packer, founder and former artistic director of Shakespeare & Company, will deliver readings from Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt,” the most widely performed Norwegian play, and “Doll’s House,” which roiled Victorian-era Europe with its frankness and early feminism.