Edward Gardner opens his first season in charge of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner opens the Bergen Philharmonic’s 2016/17 season this week in his new role as Chief Conductor. He will conduct a programme full of musical fireworks from Stravinsky and Knussen followed by Mahler’s first symphony.
Edward’s 16/17 season is a busy one with 5 debuts, return visits to the CBSO, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, not to mention a number of exciting weeks with the Bergen Philharmonic. He will also return to English National Opera to conduct a new production of Tristan and Isolde designed by Anish Kapoor and directed by Daniel Kramer.
The coming season will also see him working with a host of Askonas artists; Lars Vogt, Viktoria Mullova, Carolin Widmann, Valeriy Sokolov, Anna Larsson, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Dorothea Röschmann, Sir Thomas Allen, Robert Murray, Brindley Sherratt, Jane Henschel, Christiane Karg and Matthew Rose.
Click here to read an in-depth interview with Ed in which he talks about the coming season in Bergen and his debuts with Orchestre National de France, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestre National de Lyon and Lyric Opera Chicago. 
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