The Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Luisi open the 2019-20 season with grand Romantic masterpieces and a strong Scandinavian first performance. Hans Abrahamsen’s new orchestral work, written for the Berlin Philharmonic, has an undercurrent of yearning, and Korngold’s seductively melodic Violin Concerto is a lavish prelude to Brahms’ light and optimistic Symphony no. 2.
It is of great importance to the Danish National Symphony Orchestra to play the best of the Danish music of our time, and in this concert the orchestra will perform Hans Abrahamsen’s poetic Three Pieces for Orchestra. Hans Abrahamsen has received the 2019 Léonie Sonning Music Prize; he is a world-class Danish composer who has been awarded major international prizes and whose music is played by leading orchestras in both Europe and America. The soloist of the concert is the Greek world star Leonidas Kavakos, who over the years has built a very special relationship with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. He has become a regular guest at DR Koncerthuset and demonstrates new artistic depths every time he performs here – most recently in a concert that prompted the Danish newspaper Politiken to state that he “is simply the world’s best on his instrument”.
The concert is also held on the 29th of August 2019 at 7.30 pm. Read more here