New Christmas music by Line Tjørnhøj and more

December will be kicked off with Århus Sinfonietta's Christmas Tour 1-3 December in Randers, Aarhus and Skive. There is new music on the repertoire, including works by Line Tjørnhøj and Birgitte Alsted.

"In Århus Sinfonietta we believe in music that understands its own past and develops its future. Throughout the 28 year long history of the ensemble it has always come natural to us to commission new works that challenge our traditions and conventions," says the artistic leader of Århus Sinfonietta, Allan Gravgaard Madsen.

"We always seek to give the audience something to think about, be touched or fascinated by. This Christmas concert is no exception and all works on the programme contribute to a wider understanding of what Christmas music can be."

Included in the concert programme is the world premiere of Line Tjørnhøj's 'Wildes Tiers' in which she looks ahead to the birch trees in summer and away from the darkness of winter. Line Tjørnhøj tells about the piece: "To me December is a time where you look ahead. The light is coming. The light from the long light summer nights. That is what my piece is about."

Besides from Line Tjørnhøj's 'Wildes Tier' the concert programme consists of a world premiere of a new piece by Birgitte Alsted, 'Die himmlischen Heerscharen' by Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen and 'Water Like a Stone' by Juliana Hodkinson. All works in the concert are weaved together by Christmas intermezzi composed by Allan Gravgaard Madsen.

Århus Sinfonietta has kindly sponsored 2 tickets for us to give out to a lucky winner who can choose between the three different concerts.

Please send an email with the subject line 'Århus Sinfonietta' to before Monday 26 November to join. By entering the ticket draw you agree to sign up to our monthly newsletter. 

Saturday 1 December · 16:00
Sct. Mortens Kirke, Kirketorvet, 8900 Randers (DK)

Sunday 2 December · 15:00
Vor Frue Kirke, Frue Kirkeplads 3, 8000 Aarhus C (DK)

Monday 3 December · 19:30
Skive Kirke, Frederiksdal Alle 1A, 7800 Skive (DK)

Århus Sinfonietta
Anna Ottertun, voice
Rei Munakata, conductor

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