Photo: Lisbeth Holten

Rudersdal Chamber Players: Word! Word!

Musikhuset København

3/6 2023, 21:30

Vesterbrogade 59, 1620 København


NOTE: Limited tickets left. The last tickets are sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. This also applies to partoutcard holders without seat reservations. (online ticket sales are closed)

Online ticket sales close 1 hour before the concert begins. Tickets can then be bought at the door on the venue.

If you buy a day ticket, you also get access to the concert: Oslo Sinfonietta: "THE NEON FOREST"

Rudersdal Kammersolister was formed in 2017 by the violinist Christine Pryn at the request of the renowned Russian-American composer, Lera Auerbach, who expressed the need for a flexible ensemble consisting of high-profile chamber musicians. Since then, the ensemble has been one of Denmark's most sought after.

The ensemble's concert at this year's festival is curated by the Danish composer Jexper Holmen, and the first work on the program is his [im'pækt]vb, which he wrote specifically for them back in 2018. [im'pækt]vb is a stunningly unforgiving piece of music, purposefully building a sense of desperation that verges on the grotesque: a piece that is impossible to be unmoved by.

Jexper Holmen has also commissioned works from two composers who, he explains, have set a standard for originality and wildness – a standard which he himself aspires to live up to. The composers are Ylva Lund Bergner – a Swedish composer whose piece …ed Ombra (Ombra e Luce ed Ombra) is a play with musical shadows, the contrast between light and darkness, and the symbolic meaning of colors – and the Cuban composer Louis Franz Aguirre, who has written Oriki y Toque a Odduwá (Te Deum) for the concert. Oriki y Toque a Odduwá (Te Deum) is a liturgical work that draws on magic, mysticism, and Aguirre's Afro-Cuban ancestors for whom music had a special ritualistic function: to invoke the power of the Orishas, the god's, over the extreme, uncontrollable forces of nature. This piece, for example, refers to the Orisha Odduwá, who possessed the secrets and mysteries of death.


Jexper Holmen: [im’pækt]vb (2018)
Louis Aguirre: Oriki y Toque a Odduwá (Te Deum) (world premiere) *
Ylva Lund Bergner: NN (world premiere) *

* Supported by KODA and Statens Kunstfond

Varighed ca. 60 min


Rudersdal kammersolister

Jexper Holmen

Louis Aguirre

Ylva Lund Bergner