Grieg Hall

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Grieg Hall
Grieghallen concert hall.jpg
General information
Town or city Bergen
Country Norway
Coordinates 60°23′19.89″N 5°19′41.57″E / 60.3888583°N 5.3282139°E / 60.3888583; 5.3282139Coordinates: 60°23′19.89″N 5°19′41.57″E / 60.3888583°N 5.3282139°E / 60.3888583; 5.3282139
Completed 1978
Design and construction
Architect Knud Munk
Other information
Seating capacity 1,500

The Grieg Hall (Norwegian: Grieghallen) is a 1,500 seat concert hall in Bergen, Norway. [1]

The hall is named after Bergen-born composer Edvard Grieg, who was music director of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra from 1880 until 1882. It has been the home of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra since the hall's completion in 1978. It was designed by the Danish architect Knud Munk.[2]

Events[edit]

The hall is used each year for a series of concerts, ballet and opera performances. It hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986, and is the host of the annual Norwegian Brass Band Championship competition, which occurs in mid-winter. The Grieg Hall recording studio is also famous within the black metal community, as several of the more popular Norwegian black metal albums were recorded there, with Pytten as sound technician.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grieghallen". Bergen byleksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Knud Munk". Kunstindeks Danmark. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Grieghallen at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Scandinavium
Gothenburg
Eurovision Song Contest
Venue

1986
Succeeded by
Palais du Centenaire
Brussels