Series T1 - Forces of Nature
In the T1 series the Danish National Symphony Orchestra opens the floodgates for music inspired by nature in both its most gentle and its most violent manifestations.
Rolling landscapes, roaring seas and balmy summer nights. When the great composers are at their inspired best, their music can depict nature at its most beautiful.
Korngold’s Violin Concerto, which starts off the season in the hands of Leonidas Kavakos, is a musical panorama in golden colours, and Holst’s beloved The Planets takes us on a moving journey into outer space, before the orchestra explores the depths of the sea and the breaking waves with the conductor Thomas Søndergård at the helm.
With Mahler’s great Third Symphony we get everything from birdsong, flowers and animals to angels. And when the tenor Christian Gerhaher, along with Fabio Luisi, interprets Berlioz’ sensuous Les nuits d’été and Schumann’s Spring Symphony, the orchestra is transformed into a calm, lush-growing garden were words, nature and music merge in a higher unity.