Composers / Arne Nordheim / Places catalog

Royal Norwegian Consulate General, New York

The Norwegian Consulate in New York played a leading role in popularising Norwegian music in New York and throughout the USA. A great deal is owed to Berit Brevig, who was music consultant at the consulate from 1986 to 2008. In 1990, she and her husband, the trombonist and conductor Per Brevig, founded the Grieg Society in New York. From the very beginning, she worked as the society’s secretary, and she was involved in more than one hundred events featuring Norwegian music and art organised in and around New York.

Berit and Per Brevig have done a great deal to popularise Arne Nordheim’s music in the USA. Per Brevig was first trombonist in the orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera for twenty years, and he also taught trombone, conducted several American orchestras and directed a number of festivals. He first worked with Arne Nordheim on a performance of The Hunting of the Snark for Norwegian television in October 1975. They subsequently explored and developed the musical and technical capacities of the trombone together, leading to the composing of The Return of the Snark, a dress rehearsal for which was held during a conference on contemporary music at Aspen Museum of Contemporary Art, with the work first performed during the Aspen Music Festival, to which Nordheim was invited as festival composer. Per Brevig ensured that Nordheim’s music was performed regularly by the ensembles that he led; recently, in October 2011, a concert at the Lincoln Center with the Grieg Festival Orchestra included a performance of Tenebrae. (jc)

Place Category
13 Øvre Jegerborggate, Larvik Other
3 Olavsgate, Larvik Other
Artists' House Other
Arts Council Norway Other
Bayreuth Appearances
Bekkelaget Sewage Treatment Plant Other
Bergen Festival Appearances
Brekstad in Ørland commune Other
British Broadcasting Corporation Radio / TV
Calmeyergaten Mission House Appearances
City Hall Other
Concertgebouw Appearances
Concert Palace Appearances
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Den Nationale Scene Appearances
Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Publishers / Bookshops
Feliks Nowowiejski Warmia and Masuria Philharmonic Appearances
Festiviteten Other
Grieghallen Appearances
“Grotto” Flats
Håkonshallen Appearances
Henie-Onstad Art Centre in Baerum Education
Hergisheim Flats
International Bach Academy Appearances
Israeli Radio Radio / TV
Israel Music Institute Other
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Other
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Appearances
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Appearances
Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music Education
Larvik church Churches / Places of worship
Lillehammer – Winter Olympic Games Other
Lodge Theatre Performance spaces
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Appearances
National Library Education
National Theatre Performance spaces
Netherlands Dance Theatre
New Music Association
Nidaros Cathedral Churches / Places of worship
Norwegian Academy of Music Education
Norwegian Opera Other
Norwegian Opera at the Folk Theatre Appearances
Norwegian Society of Composers Other
Norwegian Theatre I Other
Norwegian Theatre II Other
Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU Education
NOTAM Education
NRK radio and television Radio / TV
Observatory Other
Old Lodge (Gamle Logen) Appearances
Orchester der Württembergischen Staatsoper Appearances
Osaka Congress Hall (EXPO 70)
Oslo Cathedral Churches / Places of worship
Oslo Conservatory of Music Education
Oslo Philharmonic Appearances
Polish Radio Experimental Studio Radio / TV
Quality Hotel Grand Farris Hotels / Inns
“Rendezvous” for strings Appearances
Rombergata School Education, Other
Royal Norwegian Consulate General, New York Other
Royal Swedish Academy of Music Education
Santori Horu (Suntory Hall) Appearances
Storedal Cultural Centre Other
Swedish Radio Radio / TV
SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg Appearances
Teatro La Fenice Performance spaces
Theatre Café Coffeehouses
Town Hall in Gdańsk Other
Trento Other
University Aula Other
Wailing Wall Churches / Places of worship
Warsaw Autumn Performance spaces
Witold Lutosławski Society Other