Song of Norway
|Walter Charles||Anita Gillette
April 30, 2013
Carnegie Hall - 6:30pm
Song of Norway
by Robert Wright and George Forrest
The Collegiate Chorale
American Symphony Orchestra
Tom Gold Dance
Jim Dale, Narrator
Ted Sperling, Conductor / Director
Romantically portrayed and with glorious music, Song of Norway tells the story of composer Edvard Grieg as he dreams of international fame, but after experiencing it under the patronage of a famous Italian prima donna, realizes where his true creativity lies, and returns to his two loves: childhood sweetheart Nina and his home in Bergen, Norway. Set in 1860, Robert Wright and George Forrest (of Kismet) cleverly weave Grieg's compositions together in this operetta/musical.
Join The Collegiate Chorale on April 30, 6:30 pm at Carnegie Hall for a magnificent evening of song, dance, glamour, and fjords, featuring the 170 voices of The Collegiate Chorale, the talents of the American Symphony Orchestra, choreography inspired by Balanchine ballet and traditional folk dance performed by Tom Gold Dance, narration by Jim Dale and the best and brightest stars of Broadway, with conductor/director Ted Sperling at the helm. The performance will end around 9:00 pm.
Soloists include Jason Danieley (Rikard Nordraak), Alexandra Silber (Nina Hagerup), Santino Fontana (Edvard Grieg), Walter Charles (Father Grieg), Anita Gillette (Mother Grieg), David Garrison (Count Peppi Le Loup), and Judy Kaye (Louisa Giovanni, dressed for the occasion by fashion designer Han Feng).
Concert Tickets are available for $25, $40, $65, $85, $90, $125, and $145.
Premium Tickets are available for $200 in the Prime Parquet (includes $75 tax-deductible donation) and $135 in the Parquet (includes a $45 tax-deductible donation). Please call 646-435-9465 for seating options and more information.
Ted Sperling, Alexandra Silber, Santino Fontana, Jason Danieley, and Coordinating Producer Edward Barnes will tell you why you shouldn't miss Song of Norway on April 30 at Carnegie Hall! WATCH VIDEO
For further listening, we recommend the Song Of Norway (1990 London Studio Cast) Jay Master Works Edition recorded in 1992.
The concert will be followed by The Collegiate Chorale's 2013 Spring Benefit with seated dinner and live auction in the Rohatyn Room of Carnegie Hall. You can visit our Special Events Page for details and ticket information.