Newsletter February 24

Dear Friends of the Copenhagen Baroque Festival,

The year is 2024 and spring is slowly on its way. In this newsletter, we unveil this year’s festival theme, the first confirmed names, and we’re also getting a head start on the musical joys through a new collaboration with Nivaagaard Painting Collection. One to start this very March!

This Year’s Festival Theme (September 4-8, 2024)

When we listen to music, we often imagine pictures and stories for the inner eye. Music sets us free in the interplay between reality and fantasy. But how do we listen, what captures the ear, and how do we find the stories? With this year’s theme at the Copenhagen Baroque Festival, we invite you to unleash your imagination and through fantastic narratives, provide a common focal point in the musical experiences.

For the impatient one…

We are eager for the warm days of September and the festival’s return. While we wait, we have collaborated with the Nivaagaard Painting Collection, we are hosting a pop-up event on March 14th at the museum. There will be a concert with Aureliusz Golinski (violin), Reiko Ichise (viola da gamba), and Bolette Roed (recorder) focusing on Dutch Baroque music. The concert takes place in connection with Nivaagaard’s newly opened special exhibition on genre painting and everyday scenes from the Baroque period in Holland and the Denmark’s Golden Age of Painting, corresponding to the first half of the XIXth century. Read more about this exciting event here.

First Confirmed Names

While the final details for this year’s festival program are still being ironed out, we are very happy to share the first few confirmed musicians!

At the opening concert at Trinitatis Church on September 4th, you can experience the French singer Marc Mauillon alongside our house orchestra Arte dei Suonatori. Marc created an incredible concert experience during last year’s festival, where he, alone took us on a vocal journey through various musical landscapes. We strongly recommend a small detour to his album of love letters set to music.

Additionally, we will once again welcome the Fredensborg Palace Girls’ Choir under the direction of Cille Buch. In 2023, the girls’ choir, together with Arte dei Suonatori, performed Vivaldi’s magnificent choral work Gloria. For this edition, expect more of Italy’s most beautiful choral music, including pieces by female composers. The concert will take place on Saturday, September 7th.

Marc Mauillon Copenhagen Baroque Festival

Many thanks for listening and supporting the Copenhagen Baroque Festival. We’re honored to share with you these world-class musicians, and provide audiences with the musical venues this music was composed for!

Warm regards,
Bolette & Trine
Copenhagen Baroque Festival