ABOUT THE COPENHAGEN BAROQUE FESTIVAL
For the third year running, the Copenhagen Baroque Festival (CBF) is inviting you inside some of Central Copenhagen’s most beautiful settings.
Again this year, one can experience 17th and 18th century notes in the magnificent Church of the Trinity and like last year, the Rosenborg Castle is opening its doors to the audience of the Festival in a beautiful chamber music concert with instruments and repertoire from the Court of Christian IV.
The highly atmospheric library room of the Round Tower will also host a solo recital with the beautiful, but lesser known instrument: The Irish Harp.
But there is of course much more at this year’s Festival. For example, well known music in the shape of Vivaldis Summer from the 4 seasons, one of Telemann’s beautiful Paris Quartets, a Haydn trio with flute and clarinet, and two of C. P. E. Bach’s amazing symphonies. But also lesser known pieces such as chamber music by the French female composer: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre!
It is also the aim of the Festival – apart from the wide-ranging repertoire – each year to present instruments seldomly heard and this year we have chosen the Irish Harp. The solo concert with the Irish virtuoso and harp pioneer, Siobhan Armstrong will be a rare opportunity to experience the wonderful sounds of this instrument.
The Festival will also showcase a talk about the harp and a course in original card games from the baroque. And true to form, the Festival will be capped by an atmospheric sermon in the Church of the Trinity on Sunday, August 22nd.
In summary, the CBF will again this year provide hours of lavish baroque music in beautiful settings. Breathtaking series of clarinet, flute, gamba and recorder concertos and intricate chamber music, performed by dedicated and highly specialized domestic and international artists.
The Copenhagen Baroque Festival runs from August 18th-22nd, 2021 and includes both ticketed and free performances.
Doors will open 30-45 minutes before the start of the concert.
Read all about the repertoire, participants, ticket prices etc. on this homepage and feel free to volunteer if you want to be a part of a wonderful, “hyggelig” and cheerful festival.
Everything from drivers to flower decorators or jack-of-all-trades are welcomed.
Please note the special precautions with respect to Covid-19, maintain social distancing and stay safe.