Our chamber concerts are based on the classical repertoire from the past 500 years and free improvisation, with “the classical series” of concerts, in which we present larger programmes with gems from the chamber repertoire, as well as shorter experimental programmes, often accompanied by modern works and talks.
Concerts in Denmark and abroad
We play around 100 concerts a year in Denmark and abroad, and we have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Nordic Museum in Seattle, Kings’ Place in London, as well as at Musikfestspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rio International Chamber Music Week, ULTIMA Festival in Oslo, the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Wales and Mantova Chamber Music Festival in Italy.
We work regularly with high-profile musicians. Previous partners include: Pekka Kuusisto, Tai Murray (violin), Jennifer Stumm (viola), Torleif Thedéen, Christoph Richter, Andreas Brantelid, Matthew Barley (cello), Knut Erik Sundquist (double bass), Martin Fröst, Charles Neidich, Johannes Peitz (clarinet), Alexander Lonquich, Christian Ihle Hadland, Christina Bjørkøe, Aleksandar Madžar (piano), Johannes Fischer (percussion), Christina Landshamer (soprano), Bo Skovhus (baritone), Per Arne Glorvigen, Paolo Russo (bandonion), The Danish String Quartet and Trio con Brio Copenhagen.
From 2014-2018, the recognised fagottist Sergio Azzolini was attached to the ensemble as an artistic consultant with focus on Baroque and early classical music.
Besides traditional chamber music, the ensemble work with classical improvisation in order to create their own musical language. In this context, the well-known jazz pianist, Carsten Dahl, was attached to the ensemble as an artistic consultant from 2007-2017. Together with Carsten Dahl, the musicians developed their musical intuition and individuality through classical improvisation.
Our traditional chamber concerts include the following formats:
The classical series
Series of concerts in which we present the best and most popular works from the chamber repertoire.
A musical self-portrait with strict requirements for a selected musician from the ensemble, who is allowed to curate the programme and share with the audience his or her deep passion for the music.
We organise two annual festivals of chamber music. Vintertoner is held every year at the end of January, alternating between our three owner municipalities. For the last 19 years, our summer festival, Nørre Vosborg Kammermusikfestival has been held at Nørre Vorborg manor house in western Jutland in the last week of June. A fixed tradition for our festivals is that we involve other types of art, partners or soloists and we make it possible to combine the music with delicious gastronomic experiences.
Classical Thursday at HEART
Event held on selected Thursdays at the HEART art museum. At these events, audiences can enjoy a meal at the HEART Café and visit the exhibitions at the museum. A concert ticket gives audiences free access to the exhibitions.