Concerts

Canada Tour

Rudersdal Kammersolister i Vor Frelsers Kirke

Venue

Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Canada

Date & Time

June 7 2024, 13:00-14:00

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A Double-Bill of Concerts

This afternoon’s double-bill of concerts features works by four renowned women composers, as well as Beethoven’s much-loved first piano trio.

Concert One: Around Three Corners

Roxanna Panufnik – Around Three Corners (1995)

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 1, No. 1 (1795)

Canada Tour

Rudersdal Kammersolister i MantziusLive

Venue

Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Canada

Date & Time

June 7 2024, 14:15-15:15

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About the Concert

A Double-Bill of Concerts

This afternoon’s double-bill of concerts features works by four renowned women composers, as well as Beethoven’s much-loved first piano trio.

Concert Two: The Swedish Celebrity – Amanda Maier at 2:15pm

Concert Works

Britta Byström – Love in the Afternoon (2017)

Mel Bonis – Soir et Matin, Op. 76 (1907)

Amanda Maier – Piano Trio in E flat major (1874)

Sorø International Music Festival

Rudersdal Kammersolister spiller fødselsdagskoncert for Poul Ruders

Venue

Sorø Klosterkirke, Akademigrunden 4, 4180 Sorø

Date & Time

July 3 2024, 19:00-21:30

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PROGRAM
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet
Poul Ruders: Clarinet Quintet
Poul Ruders: Belcanto for solo violin
Reading from the autobiography “Stykvis”
Carl Nielsen: Cadenza from the Clarinet Concerto
Poul Ruders: Piano Quartet

Here is the chance to experience the BIRTHDAY CONCERT performed by the Rudersdal Chamber Players.

You will be presented with two of Ruders’ most important chamber works, the Piano Quartet and the Clarinet Quintet. Additionally, he has chosen works by classical composers who are particularly meaningful to him, Carl Nielsen and Schumann.

Jonas Frølund will perform the cadenza from Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, which he has recently released on a critically acclaimed solo CD. Manuel Esperilla and the four string players have tackled Schumann’s large Piano Quintet of symphonic dimensions.

Poul Ruders enjoys life in the countryside outside Næstved with his wife and dog Buller and writes his music in an isolated caravan in the garden. However, the peaceful surroundings must yield to the world’s great stages when his music is played in New York, London, and Berlin, etc.

The Rudersdal Chamber Players have toured with Poul Ruders’ chamber music, with concerts in Stockholm and Saint Petersburg, among other places. In 2022, they released it on an album that received excellent reviews worldwide, including the coveted 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine.

Hindsgavl Festival

Rudersdal Kammersolister spiller på Hindsgavl Festival<br />

Venue

Hindsgavl Alle 7, 5500 Middelfart

Date & Time

July 4 2024, 10:30-11:00

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Rudersdal Chamber Players have collaborated with Poul Ruders for several years and received international acclaim for their recording of his chamber music. On the occasion of Poul Ruders’ 75th birthday, the Hindsgavl Festival has invited the ensemble to be part of the celebration, where they will perform his virtuosic piano quartet, which is one of the most challenging Danish chamber works.

I Djurs og Mols

Rudersdal Kammersolister optræder ved festivalen I Djurs og Mols

Venue

Tved Kirke, Tved Kirkebakke 12, 8420 Knebel

Date & Time

July 30 2024, 15:00-17:00

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PROGRAM:
Alexander Glazunov: Rêverie Orientale
Poul Ruders: Clarinet Quintet
W.A. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet

Rudersdal Chamber Players are performing at the Festival in Djurs and Mols

Vendsyssel Music Festival

Rudersdal Kammersolister spiller på Vendsyssel Festival

Venue

Hjørring Gymnasium, Skolevangen 25, 9800 Hjørring

Date & Time

August 2 2024, 19:30-21:30

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PROGRAM
Gustav Mahler: Movement for Piano Quartet
Poul Ruders: Piano Quartet
Frederik Zeuthen: Pareidolia (premiere)
Amanda Maier-Röntgen: Piano Trio in E flat major

Rudersdal Chamber Players perform at Vendsyssel Festival in Northern Jutland

Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter

Rudersdal Kammersolister åbner Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter

Venue

Næsseslottet, Dronninggårds Allé 136, 2840 Holte

Date & Time

August 4, 2024, 15:00-17:00

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Program:
Mel Bonis: Soir & Matin
Dulcie Holland: Fantasy Trio
Roxanna Panufnik: Around Three Corners
Amanda Maier-Röntgen: Piano Trio

Female composers are very much in vogue. Some believe it’s about time, while others think it’s becoming a bit much. In reality, it probably doesn’t matter as long as the music is truly good! Rudersdal Chamber Players have chosen a program featuring music by four women from different countries. This year’s festival composer, Roxanna Panufnik, is represented by the trio “Around Three Corners,” which is a sort of musical palindrome, as the theme appears in the middle surrounded by variations both before and after.

The three deceased composers on the program did not achieve the same success that Panufnik is experiencing. Gender undoubtedly plays a role in this. The oldest is the Swede Amanda Maier-Röntgen (1853-1894), who had great success as a violinist, but her career ended when she got married, as it was not appropriate for a married woman to perform publicly. She continued to write music, but it was mostly played in small private salons. Her Piano Trio from 1874 stylistically resembles both Schumann and Grieg.

Mel Bonis from France (1858-1937) studied at the Paris Conservatory alongside Debussy, with César Franck as their teacher. Again, marriage stopped the music. It wasn’t until she met her youthful sweetheart again that she resumed composing, ultimately writing more than 300 works. “Soir et Matin” from 1907 consists of two lyrical miniatures.

The Australian Dulcie Holland (1913-2000) was accepted into the Royal College in London in 1937 after studying in Sydney. When World War II broke out, she returned home and shortly after got married. In the following years, she wrote relatively few and very short works, finding success instead as an author of children’s books and educational materials. Later, she became more active as a composer again, but interest in her music has only emerged in recent years. Her “Fantasy Trio” from 1938 is late romantic in style with a touch of impressionism.

Rudersdal Chamber Players specialize in discovering unknown high-quality works, and they have been the first to perform many composers’ works in Denmark.

 

Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter

Rudersdal Kammersolister spiller ved Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter

Venue

MantziusLive, Johan Mantzius Vej 7A, 3460 Birkerød

Date & Time

August 6, 2024, 19:30-21:30

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Program:
J.S. Bach: from Partita for flute
Roxanna Panufnik: The Faithful Gazelle
W.A. Mozart: Violin sonata in e minor played for clarinet
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet

Rudersdal Chamber Plazers perform here with six musicians, featuring both a clarinet quintet and a piano quintet. The ensemble’s distinctive feature is its changing combination of instruments, which allows for an almost unlimited repertoire. This has made them one of the country’s busiest ensembles, with around 30 concerts annually. In Denmark, they have performed at venues including Louisiana, Christiansborg Palace Chapel, Ærø, Fanø, and Hjørring, and several tours have taken them to Germany, Sweden, Canada, Norway, Poland, and Russia (before the war).

The clarinet is a relatively new instrument, invented around 1700 but not widely used until the late 18th century. This is why Bach wrote no works for clarinet, but that doesn’t stop Jonas Frølund from playing two movements from his Partita for Flute. Mozart contributed to the clarinet’s popularity with both a quintet and a concerto. He did not write any clarinet sonatas, but since the clarinet is the wind instrument most similar to strings, it can often replace a violin or viola. While Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata is often played on viola, Jonas performs Mozart’s E minor Violin Sonata on clarinet. It was written in Paris, where Mozart was traveling with his mother, who fell ill and died during their stay.

 Roxanna Panufnik began composing “The Faithful Gazelle” about three months after the Taliban took over Afghanistan. She was inspired by an Afghan tale about a beggar who gains wealth from a magical gazelle but loses everything again when she becomes ill and he ignores her pleas for help.

The concert concludes with Schumann’s Piano Quintet, a work of symphonic scale. It is dedicated to his wife, pianist Clara Schumann, who was supposed to play at the first private performance. However, she fell ill, and Mendelssohn stepped in and sight-read the piece! Clara did manage to play at the official premiere.

Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter

Rudersdal Kammersolister spiller koncert på Vedbæk Station arrangeret af Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter

Venue

Vedbæk Station, Vedbæk Stationsvej 20A, 2950 Vedbæk

Date & Time

August 13, 2024, 19:30-21:30

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PROGRAM

Program:
Brahms: Clarinet Trio
Nielsen/Rasmussen: Carls Masker
Sunleif Rasmussen: Partita

Did you know that the Faroese musical tradition is believed to date back to the Vikings? Before the concert, festival composer Sunleif Rasmussen will talk about how music in the small North Atlantic community has evolved from monophonic singing without instruments to a rich musical life with both classical composers and pop stars. Afterward, you can experience his “Partita,” which is a modern take on the old Baroque form, known from composers like Bach.

Brahms is featured alongside a couple of solid late Danish names in this concert, including Nielsen, whom he actually met. In 1868, Brahms was on a concert tour in Copenhagen and caused a stir at a dinner party by stating that “if the Thorvaldsen Museum came to Berlin, it would be the end of Denmark.” Only a few years after Denmark’s defeat in 1864, this was taken very badly. Twenty-six years later, the 30-year-old Carl Nielsen visited Brahms, who apparently hadn’t forgotten the commotion he had caused. He asked Nielsen how the Thorvaldsen Museum was doing, and the young man responded quickly: “Well, it’s still there, Doctor!” No matter how gruff Brahms was, his music contains great tenderness, love, and melancholy. The Clarinet Trio from 1891 was composed after a writing crisis during which he had actually decided to stop composing and had informed his publisher. But a meeting with clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld rekindled his inspiration.

From 1904-1906, Carl Nielsen composed the opera “Maskarade,” a classic comedy of errors where love triumphs in the end. Karl Aage Rasmussen has created the potpourri “Carls Masker” with some of the most popular themes from the opera.

On stage are the Rudersdal Chamber Players, performing here as a piano trio with clarinet. They have collaborated with several of today’s leading composers, and in 2022 released their first CD, which received international acclaim, including a top rating of 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine.