Thursday, June 20, 2024

Gavin David Lee conducts the Studentersamfundets Symfoniorkester, which is offering a free concert Friday.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites the public to a free concert, “Northern Night,” at 8 p.m. Friday at Kresge Auditorium. The performers are the Studentersamfundets Symfoniorkester, a student symphony orchestra from Trondheim, Norway, led by its regular conductor, Gavin David Lee.

Most of the students in the 70-member orchestra are from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway’s second-largest university. The school and orchestra are celebrating their 100th anniversary.

The program will include: Eivind Groven’s “Hjalarljod”; Harald Sæverud’s “Kjempeviseslåtten”; Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Pezzo Capriccioso”; Johan Halvorsen’s “Entry March of the Boyars”; Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia”; and Dimitri Shostakovitch’s “Excerpts from ‘The Gadfly.’”

The concert is co-sponsored by Music and Theater Arts and the Campus Activities Complex at MIT. The ensemble will go on to perform in New York City.