Series L - Ode to Mankind
In the Saturday afternoon series the orchestra whisks you off into space and another world – with magnificent choral singing and a wealth of vocal soloists.
When symphonic music is at its best, it can lift and liberate our spirits – and when words and singing voices are added to the orchestra, the music can depict human life with inconceivable power. The Saturday concert series takes off with a captivating musical ascent out through our solar system, and later in the series you can experience Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which lets a new world begin with the chorus’s famous hymn of jubilation, which is full of faith in the future of mankind. One of Europe’s leading orchestras, the English Philharmonia, visits DR Koncerthuset with Mahler’s last complete symphony, in which the composer bids the world farewell, and in the Easter season Brahms’ great Requiem brings comfort and strength to those who need to rediscover their faith in life. And for the first time Fabio Luisi interprets Carl Nielsen’s irresistible Third Symphony, Espansiva, which is a tribute to life, nature and humanity – a symphony that is one of the composer’s most beloved works and at the same time a key work in the repertoire of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.