Meet Copenhagen Phil
The classical orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, invites you to their classical concerts or if you are not a great classic adept – get to know more at their one hour concerts – aimed at merging classical and rhythmic music, performed from November to March.
By Karen Covington and Bente D. Knudsen Pictures: Copenhagen Phil/Arts Management
Copenhagen Phil is a new name for an old revered orchestra and it draws its heritage to Tivoli’s founding father, Georg Carstensen, who in 1843 engaged the then popular Danish composer, musician and conductor H.C. Lumbye with his orchestra, Det Lumbyeske Selskab, to play in his new Tivoli amusement park and gardens. At the time consisting of 22 musicians who mostly played concerts “à la Strauss”. Ever since they have played in Tivoli every summer, where they work full time as the Tivoli House orchestra. A more limited repertoire is put up during the winter months in the concert hall of the Danish Music Conservatory.
You can check out their range of winter concerts here http://www.copenhagenphil.dk/koncerter – unfortunately only in Danish. However, they also perform together with international musicians – one concert which is the violin concert with violin solist Baiba Skride, performing a concert called Skride & Stradivarius with the new chief conductor of Copenhagen Phil Toshiyuki Kamioka. Baiba Skride plays on a the Stradivarius of famous violinist, Gideon Kremer. He has let her borrow it for this concert, knowing it is in good hands.
Solist Baiba Skride, violin with the Copenhagen Phil in Skride & Stradivarius
Schubert / Symphony number 8
Prokofiev / Violinconcert number 2
Strauss / Don Juan
Strauss / Salome’s Dance
Saturday 19 November at 16:00. Tickets from DKK 150 to 300.