About the Barok festival

For the second 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 as a new addition this year, the Rosenborg Castle is opening its doors to the audience of the Festival when the baroque orchestra Arte dei Suonatori and a number of preeminent song soloists perform Henry Purcell’s beautiful opera, Dido and Arenas.

The highly atmospheric rooms in Admiral Gjeddes Court are also a part of the Festival this year – here, you will be able to experience two of this year’s soloists at close range.

But there is of course much more at this year’s Festival. For example, well known music in the shape of Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata, Mozart’s violinconcerto in A-major?? and instrumental arias from Handel’s Rinaldo. But also lesser known pieces such as C.P.E. Bachs virtuoso flute concerts, trio sonatas by Loeillet as well as one of Vivaldi’s late violin concertos.

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 psalterion. The solo concert with the German virtuoso and psalterion pioneer, Komalé Akakpo will be a rare opportunity to experience the wonderful sounds of this instrument.

The Festival will also showcase the music by a female composer (a rarity at the time) – namely by Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, the sister of Frederic the Great. And true to form, the Festival will be capped by an atmospheric sermon in the Church of the Trinity on Sunday, October 18 th.

In summary, the CBF will again this year provide hours of lavish baroque music in beautiful settings. Breathtaking series of flute, psalterion and violin concertos, magnificent operas and intricate chamber music, performed by dedicated and highly specialized domestic and international artists. The Copenhagen Baroque Festival runs from October 14-18 th , 2020 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.

Listen and watch the live concerts here :  Livekoncerten or Youtube