Statue of Beethoven. Photo.

Free Inauguration Concert for Students

Experience Beethoven’s powerful symphonies in Grieghallen. Study Bergen and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra invite you to the annual inauguration concert, Wednesday the 18th of September at 19:30.

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    18. September 2019 kl. 19:30 – 21:30

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Tickets are free (one per person) for students attending:
The University of Bergen, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, NHH, BI, VID, NLA and Kristiania University College.
NOK 50, - for students from other institutions.
NOK 100, - for those who are not students.

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Beethoven’s fifth and sixth symphony will be performed as part of the concert series Neste Steg, focusing on climate and science.

The contrast between the fifth and the sixth symphonies are massive. From the bold sounds of Beethoven’s Fifth – its iconic opening famously described as “fate knocking at the door” – to the gentle sounds of the Sixth – symbolizing Beethoven’s love for nature.

Jan Willem de Vriend joins us for this concert marking 250 years since Beethoven’s birth.  


Jan Willem de Vriend, Conductor and master of ceremonies. 
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 «Destiny»
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 «Pastorale»