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PROGRAM

CLASSICAL MUSIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN EVOLVING – SO WHY SHOULDN'T IT NOW?

The programme of the 4-day festival is highly varied: In addition to the immortal masterpieces from the classical repertoire, we present a wide range of modern pieces and works by less known and marginalized composers, as well as uniquely composed pieces for the occasion.

We also blend genres, with top names from the electronic and jazz scenes joining classical musicians on stage, creating new sounds and eradicating established boundaries. All of this to showcase that classical music can be many things, and that beauty comes from mixing peoples and artforms together in new, open minded and collaborative ways.

Always experimenting and exploring new possibilities

We understand how the world of classical music can feel like a formal and old-fashioned thing – and we want to turn this perception on its head, by showcasing new, exciting and experimental projects.

With these special projects, we want to bring our take on how diverse and all-encompassing classical music truly is. These projects are a core part of the idea behind our festival, and our vision of becoming an innovate platform for classical music!

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Wednesday

19.06.24

FogF24-Violin

19:00

Opening Concert

WHAT TO EXPECT:
A little bit of everything! The deepest and most heartfelt romantic melodies in the second half, rhythmic and festive grooves, impressionistic French vibes, and a sonic appetizer in the form of a solo percussion piece to start it all!

Kaija Saariaho: Six Japanese Gardens (excerpt 1. + 3. movement)

Lorenzo Colombo (percussion)

Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata

Johan Dalene (violin), Sebastian Iivonen (piano)

Enrique Granados: Piano Quintet op. 49

Michael Germer (violin), Anna Agafia (violin), Michael Grolid (viola), Kristina Winiarski (cello), Sebastian Iivonen (piano)

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Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet, op. 47

Johan Dalene (violin), Michael Grolid (viola), Jonathan Swensen (cello), Gustav Piekut (piano)

Note: Danish Radio will broadcast this concert

FogF24-Sparkle

21:45

Mike Sheridan x Friends

WHAT TO EXPECT:
A crossover between electronic and classical music. Come with open hearts and ears. This concert will be intense, atmospheric, and can best be described as an exploration of sounds. And will possibly contain a little bit of craziness.

Iannis Xenakis: Psappha

Lorenzo Colombo (percussion)

Mike Sheridan: World premiere and improvisation

Program notes TBA

Mike Sheridan (electronics, composer), Gustav Piekut (piano/synthesizer), Lorenzo Colombo (percussion)

Free admission if you have a ticket for the 19:00 concert

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Thursday

20.06.24

FogF24-Klaver

19:00

Dreams & Drama

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Clara and Robert Schumann were a famous married couple during the Romantic Era. You'll hear their dreams and dramas from both points of view. Along with their stories, you will hear other famous works by Beethoven & Mozart. These pieces are iconic works for a reason. Come and explore a full range of emotions.

Clara Schumann: Nocturne op. 6 no. 2

Sebastian Iivonen (piano)

Ludvig v. Beethoven: Violin Sonata no. 7

Johan Dalene (violin), Sebastian Iivonen (piano)

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Robert Schumann: Three Fantasy Pieces, op. 73

Kristina Winiarski (cello), Sebastian Iivonen (piano)

Wolfgang A. Mozart: Piano Quartet in g-minor, K. 478

Anna Agafia (violin), Nicholas Swensen (viola), Kristina Winiarski (cello), Gustav Piekut (piano)

FogF24-Kugle

21:45

Stundom x Jonas Frølund

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Dance is everywhere! As an inseparable part of folk music, the movement of dance is also seen in various ways within the classical genre: waltzes, polkas, ballet, menuet and much more. Come and feel the swing and rhythm when folk music meets classical elements — let's dance the night away!

Jonas Frølund (clarinet & saxophone), Emma Kragh-Elmøe (violin & viola), Julian Svejgaard (keys), Villads Hoffmann (cittern & viola).

Free admission if you have a ticket for the 19:00 concert

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Friday

21.06.24

FogF24-Bas

19:00

Matias & Mahler takes us to heaven

WHAT TO EXPECT:
We will ascend to heaven with Mahler’s iconic 4th Symphony, accompanied by the words from the Germann poem 'Das himmlische Leben' — the heavenly life. Matias has written a short piece to set the mood specifically for this occasion - sort of like a gateway to heaven.

Matias Vestergård: “ASSAULT ON THE CASTLE OF LOVE” (working title)

Clara Cecilie Thomsen (soprano), Nicholas Swensen (conductor), Anna Agafia (violin), Selma Teilmann (violin), Michael Grolid (viola), Jonathan Swensen (cello), Einārs Everss (double bass), Jonas Frølund (clarinet), Katrin Mathiesen (clarinet), Anna Bennike (oboe), Kaja Marie Andersen (flute), Bjarke Schousboe (bassoon), Victor Koch (trumpet), Stephen Craighen (horn), Tobias Larsen (trombone), Lorenzo Colombo (percussion), Marta Soggetti (percussion), Zach Hatcher (harp)

Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 4 (arr. for chamber orchestra by Iain Farrington)

Clara Cecilie Thomsen (soprano), Nicholas Swensen (conductor), Anna Agafia (violin), Selma Teilmann (violin), Michael Grolid (viola), Jonathan Swensen (cello), Einārs Everss (double bass), Jonas Frølund (clarinet), Anna Bennike (oboe), Kaja Marie Andersen (flute), Bjarke Schousboe (bassoon), Victor Koch (trumpet), Stephen Craighen (horn), Tobias Larsen (trombone), Lorenzo Colombo (percussion), Marta Soggetti (percussion), Zach Hatcher (harp)

FogF24-Trompet

21:45

Fini Sings & Strings

WHAT TO EXPECT:
To travel back down to earth again, we will enjoy tales from the American-songbook with warm and romantic jazz songs. All paired with strings, just to keep a bit of the heavenly touch. Expect your soul to be fulfilled after this evening. 

Fini Sings (jazz trio) & Strings

Fini Broadbery (vocal, keys), Rune Fog-Nielsen (bass), Karl Seyer-Hansen (drums), Michael Germer (violin), Anna Agafia (violin), Michael Grolid (viola), Jonathan Swensen (cello)

Free admission if you have a ticket for the 19:00 concert

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Saturday

22.06.24

FogF24-Stemmegaffel

15:00

Carnival of the Animals

(Family Concert)

WHAT TO EXPECT:
A whimsical musical adventure to the grand carnival, where lions dance, elephants parade alonside graceful swans and delicate aquarium fish. Each animal will be accompanied by a musical portrait.

Prepare to be amazed and amused!
This adventure is for adults and children alike.

Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals

Mathias Hammer (narrator), Michael Germer (violin), Selma Teilmann (violin), Michael Grolid (viola), Kristina Winiarski (cello), Einārs Everss (double bass), Jonas Frølund (clarinet), Kaja Marie Andersen (flute), Lorenzo Colombo (percussion), Sebastian Iivonen (piano), Lea Han (piano)

Mathias Hammer will act as the narrator. Note that this concert will be conducted in DANISH. The recommended age group for children is 3-12 years.

FogF24-Stjerne

19:00

Flourishing Finale

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Ferocity, virtuosity, and a touch of Disney-like melodies. The first half of this concert will leave you breathless, and the second half will leave you wanting more!

What a way to celebrate the festival finale.

Henri Dutilleux: Trois Strophes Sur Le Nom De Sacher

Jonathan Swensen (cello)

Lera Auerbach: Preludes for Violin and Piano, no. 3, 4, 8, 24

Johan Dalene (violin), Sebastian Iivonen (piano)

Kelly-Marie Murphy: Dark Energy

Johan Dalene (violin), Michael Germer (violin), Michael Grolid (violin), Kristina Winiarski (cello)

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Erich W. Korngold: Piano Quintet, op. 15

Anna Agafia (violin), Michael Germer (violin), Nicholas Swensen (viola), Jonathan Swensen (cello), Gustav Piekut (piano)


FogF24-Mane

22:00

Grand Final Surprise

TBA

WHAT TO EXPECT:
We want to celebrate our 5-year anniversay together with you!

More about this soon. This will be fun, we promise!
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