Summer Concerts at the Glyptotek

In August and September the Glyptotek will once more open its doors to a new season of Summer Concerts in the beautiful Central Hall of the museum.

Behind this year’s star-studded program is concertmaster and court musician Julie Eskær and solo cellist of The Royal Orchestra Ingemar Brantelid.

Look forward to romantic, dramatic, spell-binding and festive tones performed amongst Roman gods and heroes by world class musicians.

Experience the Summer Concerts every Sunday in August and September from 12am-1pm (except 2 August and 6 September).

Please note there are a limited number of tickets. To secure a seat, you must purchase a ticket online. Buy your tickets to the summer concerts here. (Please note, the ticket site is in Danish.)

See all the concerts below.

Music from Many Worlds
Sunday 9 August from 12 noon to 1.00 p.m.

Join The Middle East Peace Ensemble on a musical voyage. The programme is inspired by here and now – the audience, the weather and the world situation – embracing everything from Nordic songs to world music and classical works. You can look forward to hearing Henrik Goldschmidt, one of the best klezmer oboists in the world, the accordion virtuoso Anders Singh Vesterdahl and Bilal Irshed, who plays the oud, a string instrument from the Arab world.
A concert that will make you feel like singing and dancing.

Young Talents
Sunday, 16 august 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

A concert featuring five amazing musicians, each of who has won numerous international awards and distinctions. For this concert they have joined forces to play two beautiful piano quintets. The 2nd. movement of the Granados quintet features a distinct touch of Spanish folk music, while Dvořák’s effervescent, highly dramatic quintet is rich in beautiful melodies. The Dumka in the 2nd. movement – a plaintive, Slavic melody – forms the heart of the work.

Clarinet Masterpieces
Sunday 23 August, 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

This an opportunity to hear two of the greatest masterpieces in chamber music repertoire – Mozart’s and Brahms’s clarinet quintets – played by the Morgan Quintet. Both quintets were written towards the end of the composers’ lives and dedicated to clarinet virtuosos whom each of the composers knew and admired. In 1789, a particularly sad and painful year, Mozart wrote a quintet that glows with sunshine and zest for life, while Brahms’s quintet is a profoundly sad, bittersweet farewell to life.

Introvert and Extravert
Sunday 30 August 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

The Nordic String Quartet plays a programme featuring two highly-contrasting string quartets. Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18, No. 2 (also known as the ‘Bow and Curtsey’ Quartet) is all lightness, abandon, grace and fun. Meanwhile, as its title suggests, Sibelius’s Voces intimae (Intimate/Inner Voices) expresses introversion and inner drama, though also entwined with exquisite Nordic melodies and moods. The Nordic String Quartet, this year’s winner of the P2 Prize for ‘Album of the Year, New Classical’, have performed at countless venues and music festivals both in Scandinavia and around the world.

Classic Gems and Folk Tunes
Sunday 13 September, 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

Andreas Brantelid, one of the leading solo cellists in Europe, will perform a captivatingly diverse programme with the fantastic accordionist, Bjarke Mogensen. The concert features everything from a Bach Solo Cello Suite and Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei to a work by Manuel de Falla and a new composition by Anders Koppel.

Songs in Light and Darkness
Sunday, 20 September, 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

The Pellegrini/Mogensen Duo has performed virtually every genre of music – from early Renaissance music and opera classics to contemporary works. The accordion possesses the capacity to ‘sing’ notes like a full opera chorus, backing the dark mezzo voice and creating a remarkable soundscape that challenges our preconception of familiar arias.
The concert features the duo’s totally unique interpretation of Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise and works by a variety of Russian composers from Bjarke Mogensen’s album, Winter Sketches.

Beethoven and the Cello
Sunday, 27 September 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

A chance to hear the superb Henrik Brendstrup and Marianna Shirinyan play cello sonatas by Beethoven. The concert provides a glimpse of three different creative periods in the composer’s life. The Seven Variations on a Theme from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute comes from an early period, when Beethoven was writing in an elegant, Viennese style, heavily influenced by Haydn and Mozart. The Sonata in A major dates from the composer’s middle, more romantic, lyrical period; while the Sonata in D major, particularly its fugue, represents the late, complex, almost abstract Beethoven.

Please note there are a limited number of tickets. To secure a seat, you must purchase a ticket online. Buy your tickets to the summer concerts here. (Please note, the ticket site is in Danish.)

The Glyptotek takes the safety of its visitors very seriously. Read more about the measures we have taken regarding corona/covid19 here.