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 the 1st of September).

See all the concerts below.

Summer Concerts: Dreams of Freedom
Sunday 4th August, 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

Get ready to experience Carion Blæserkvintet (The Carion Wind Quartet), who have achieved international recognition. The ensemble has developed its own unique style in which the musicians performs without a score and includes elements of drama, movement and musical “conversation”, which gives an intense, vital experience for the public. In today’s exciting programme it is the composers’ dream of freedom – physical as well as artistic – which is central.

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Summer Concerts: Baroque, Present Day and Folk Music
Sunday 11th August from 12 noon to 1.00 p.m.

Star soloist Michala Petri and guitarist Lars Hannibal take us on a journey through the wonderful world of classical music. With their formidable combined experience, the duo has developed a direct, unpretentious, powerful concert form where, with brief introductions, they guide the public into an understanding of what is special about the individual works. The programme is varied in terms of both geography and era. Many of the works are small “character pieces”, while others are inspired by folk music.

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Summer Concerts: French Romanticism and Impressionism
Sunday, 18th August 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

In this concert the young cellist and international prize-winner Jonathan Algot Swensen performs with pianist Elias Holm some of the cello repertoire’s greatest works by French composers. Profound romantic feelings are awakened in Fauré and Franck, while Debussy’s cello sonata represents musical impressionism with imaginative colours and moods. The poignant cello piece by Messaien is a religious work which was composed during the Second World War in a prisoner-of-war camp and is a hymn to the eternity of Jesus.

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Summer Concerts: Divine Schubert
Sunday 25th August, 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

The Eskær Trio, who are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year, will play Schubert’s Piano Trio in Eb Major. This is a gigantic masterpiece which takes us on a musical journey with Vienna classical elegance, drama and enchanting melodies such as only Schubert could conjure up. The beautiful funeral march in the second movement was inspired by a Swedish folk tune, and this theme is entwined again in the final movement. In the Nocturne the violin and cello hover together in a dreamy melody which is later repeated on the piano, accompanied by the strings.

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Summer Concerts: Brazilian Tones
Sunday 8th September 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

At this concert we’ll be listening to Brazilian music in a beautiful, varying combination of song, cello and piano. The programme will include works by Heitor Villa Lobos and José Guerra Vicente. There will also be examples of the nation’s rich folk music as well as a first performance of a completely new, commissioned work by Eli-Eri Moura, composed specially for this eminent trio, which consists of the Brazilian soprano Gabriella Pace, the cellist, Kim Bak Dinitzen and pianist Elisabeth Westenholz.

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Summer Concerts: Sparkling Schubert 1827
Sunday 15th September, 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

Experience Katrine Gislinge play two charming piano pieces from the Impromptus composed by Schubert in 1827. Afterwards The Danish Piano Trio will play the Trio in Bb Major, which was composed in 1827 as well. This is a sparkling and life-affirming work in which Schubert presents us with one lovely melody after another. In the second movement the gentle lullaby is played by each of the instruments in turn. The last movement is a charming, dance-like rondo which culminates in a breakneck presto.

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Summer Concerts: Serious Wildness
Sunday, 22nd September, 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

The popular Arild Quartet play two fantastic quartets of the highest order. First, Beethoven’s Quartet Opus 95, known as the “Serioso”, composed when Beethoven was 40 years old. A wild and fascinating work written by a composer who was – by this time – totally deaf! The heir to Beethoven, the great German romanticist, Johannes Brahms, composed his first string quartet in 1873 when he, too, was 40, a work of drama, intensity, melancholy and passion.

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Summer Concerts: The Two Vienna Schools
Sunday, 29th September 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.

Look forward to experiencing the Poseidon Quartet, performing on this occasion works which represent the two Vienna Schools. In 1826 Schubert composed his last string quartet, which is dramatic and ominous, yet also sweet and dance-like. Webern wrote the Langsamer Satz when he was only 21 and passionately in love with his cousin, who later became his wife. It was only later in his life that he dedicated himself to twelve-tone music, whereas this work is late romantic, suffused with powerful feelings, hope and love.

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Buy your tickets to the summer concerts here or at the museum shop. Please note, the ticket site is in Danish.