Is there a connection between a country’s oldest and newest music? Judge for yourself when Nordic Music Days 2010 kicks off with a night of both new music, folk music and jazz music.
The opening night of the Festival offers two concerts with Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, the leading new music ensemble in Denmark. Among other works, Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen will - under the baton of chief conductor Pierre-André Valade - be giving a performance of the recognised composer Kaija Saariaho and perform a work by the composer Malin Bång for instruments including a mobile phone, a milk frother, a book about Gustav Mahler, etc.
The young musicians of the Gáman will be presenting a concert where they juxtapose gripping Nordic folk music and dramatic newly written art music. Also, experience the Danish National Girls Choir in a moving work about loss of memory by Bent Sørensen and beautiful solo works featuring the Finnish kantelist Eija Kankaanranta.
Three of this evening’s composers will be talking about their music in a late-night talkshow hosted by musician, producer and critic Henrik Marstal. The evening will be rounded off with a jazz/folk lounge featuring Stina Hellberg Trio. Stina Hellberg is the only harpist in Scandinavia holding a degree in jazz, and this evening her trio will be performing with several of Scandinavia’s leading folk musicians.
|FESTIVAL OPENING, DEN GRÅ HAL, CHRISTIANIA
Stage Design: Scenokrati
|18:00||Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, Chief Conductor Pierre-André Valade (1959)|
|Herman Vogt (1976)||Wenn Alle Länder wüst lägen (DK Premiere)
|Danìel Bjarnason (1979)||All sounds to silence come (DK Premiere)
|Kaija Saariaho (1952)
|This concert is organised in cooperation with The Integra Project
|19:00||Intermission – Official Opening of Nordic Music Days 2010 by Mogens Jensen, Chairman of the Nordic Council, Culture and Education Committee|
|Denmark traditional||2 polonesser|
|Rune Glerup (1982)
||objets / décalages|
|Sunleif Rasmussen (1961)
|Faroese traditional||Ormurin langi, Regin smidur|
|Henrik Hellstenius (1963)||In the Belly of a Dancer|
|Norwegian traditional||2 danse|
|Icelandic traditional||2 sange|
|Atli Ingolfsson (1962)||Forgotten Step|
|Greenlandic traditional||1 Sang
|Aviaja Lumholt||Bølger (arr. Gáman)
|Greenland traditional||1 Sang
|Fredrik Österling (1966)||from Scenes|
|20:30||Dinner Break – food will be available at the venue (Only cash payment)
|DR Radio Girls’ Choir, Chief Conductor Michael Bojesen|
|Bent Sørensen (1958)||Et blad falder til himlen
|John Frandsen (1956)||The Divine Zoo (World Premiere)
|Olli Virtaperko (1973)||Vaeltaja 32 - for solo kantele ( World Premiere)|
|Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, Chief Conductor Pierre-André Valade (1959)|
|Malin Bång (1974)
||The Curios Collection (DK Premiere)
|Jukka Tiensuu (1948)
||Ikisyyt - for sinfonietta and kantele (DK Premiere)
|The concert is organised in collaboration with the RE:NEW MUSIC project|
|22:30||A Composer's talkshow featuring Henrik Marstal (host), Malin Bång, Bent Sørensen and Herman Vogt.
|23:15||Stina Hellberg Trio with guests|
|Folk Music Lounge|
Nordic Music Days 2010 is organized by the Danish Composers´ Society for the Council of Nordic Composers.
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