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Carl Nielsen events in the UK

Get an overview of Carl Nielsen events in the UK - instrumental concerts, vocal concerts, conferences, and more.

INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTS


BBC Symphony Orchestra - Nielsen Symphony Cycle
Conductor: Sakari Oramo

Barbican, London
11 October 2014 7.30pm
Symphony no 1

Barbican, London
12 December 2014 7.30pm
Symphony no 2

Barbican, London
16 January 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 3

Barbican, London
18 February 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 4

Barbican, London
10 April 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 5

Barbican, London
23 May 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 6

Read more: www.bbc.co.uk/symphonyorchestra



Britten Sinfonia - Nielsen Quintet 

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich
28 November 2014 1.00pm
Wind Quintet op. 43

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
02 December 2014 1.00pm
Wind Quintet op. 43

Wigmore Hall, London
03 December 2014 1.00pm
Wind Quintet op. 43

Read more: www.brittensinfonia.com



Philharmonia Orchestra - Nielsen Symphonies
Conductor: Paavo Järvi

De Montfort Hall, Leicester
12 November 2014 7.30pm
Symphony no 1

Royal Festival Hall, London
13 November 2014 7.30pm
Symphony no 1

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
11 April 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 4

Royal Festival Hall, London
12 April 2015 3.00pm
Symphony no 4

Read more: www.philharmonia.co.uk  

 

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Nielsen Clarinet Concerto
Conductor: Joseph Swensen

Perth Concert Hall, Perth
22 January 2015, 7.30pm
Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57

City Halls, Glasgow
23 January 2015, 7.30pm
Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
24 January 2015, 7.30pm
Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57

Read more: http://www.sco.org.uk/concert-tours/4538

 

Maidstone Symphony Orchestra - Nielsen Flute Concerto
Conductor: Brian Wright, soloist: Harry Winstanley

Mote Hall, Maidstone ME15 7RN
31 January, 7.30pm
Flute Concerto

Read more: http://www.mso.org.uk/

 

Sacconi String Quartet - Nielsen Quartet

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
05 February 2015 7.30pm
String Quartet no 1

Read more: www.sacconi.com

 

Royal Northern Sinfonia - Nielsen Clarinet Concerto
Conductor: Mario Venzago

Sage: Hall One, Gateshead
12 February 2015 7.30pm
Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57

Read more: www.sagegateshead.com

 

The Hallé Orchestra - Nielsen Symphony
Conductor: Nikolaj Znaider

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
11 February 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 3

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
12 February 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 3

Read more: www.halle.co.uk 

 

Philharmonic Octet Berlin - Nielsen Quintet

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
13 February 2015 7.30pm
Seranata in vano (quintet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, cello and double-bass)

Read more: www.berliner-philharmoniker.de

 

Ulster Orchestra - Nielsen Violin Concerto
Conductor: Ben Gernon

Ulster Hall, Belfast
27 February 2015, 7.45pm
Violin Concerto

Read more: www.ulsterorchestra.com

 

Royal College of Music Philharmonic - Nielsen Flute Concerto
Conductor: Martin André

Alexandra Palace, The Great Hall, London
5 March 2015 7.30pm
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Read more: www.rcm.ac.uk

 

Royal College of Music Wind Ensemble - Nielsen Wind Quintet
Conductor: Simon Channing

Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, London
11 March 2015 7.30pm
Wind Quintet, Op. 43

Read more: www.rcm.ac.uk

 

Sidcup Symphony Orchestra - Nielsen Overture
Conductor: James Ross

St. John's Church, Sidcup, South London
14 March 2015 7.30pm
Overture: Helios

Read more: www.sidcupsymphony.org.uk



Kammerphilharmonie Europa - Nielsen Suite

Holy Trinity Church, Claygate
28 March 2015 8.00pm
Little Suite in A minor

Read more: www.kammerphilharmonie-europa.de



The Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Nielsen Violin Concerto and Symphony
Conductor: John Storgårds

Caird Hall, Dundee
23 April 2015 7.30pm
Violin Concerto Op 33

Usher Hall, Edinburgh
24 April 2015 7.30pm
Violin Concerto Op 33

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
25 April 2015 7.30pm
Violin Concerto Op 33

Music Hall, Aberdeen
30 April 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 4

Usher Hall, Edinburgh
01 May 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 4

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
02 May 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 4

Read more: www.rsno.org.uk

 

Crosby Symphony Orchestra - Nielsen Overture
Conductor: Juan Ortuño

St Faith's Church, Liverpool
26 April 2015 7.30pm
Helios Overture

Read more: www.crosbysymphony.org.uk

 

Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra - Nielsen Overture and Flute Concerto
Conductor: David Curtis

Pittville Pump Room, Cheltehnham
9 May 2015 7.30pm
Flute Concerto and Helios Overture

Read more: www.cheltenhamsymphonyorchestra.info

 

BBC Philharmonic - Nielsen Symphony Cycle
Conductor: John Storgårds

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
09 June 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 1 + 4

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
13 June 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 2 + 5

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
18 June 2015 7.30pm
Symphony no 6 + 3

Read more: www.bbc.co.uk/philharmonic

 

Danish String Quartet
City of London Festival - Plaisterers' Hall / Barbican
22 June 2015
String Quartet no 2

Read more: www.barbican.org.uk

Randers Kammerorkester (The Danish Sinfonietta)

St John's Smith Square, London
9 June 2015 19.30pm
Three Piano Pieces Op. 59 recomposed for 10 instruments

Read more: http://www.randers-kammerorkester.dk/enghjem.html + http://www.sjss.org.uk/events/danish-sinfonietta

 

BBC Proms:
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sakari Orama

Royal Albert Hall
17 July 2015 (First Night of the Proms)
Overture from Maskarade


BBC Proms:
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Sir Andrew Davies

Royal Albert Hall
22 July 2015
Clarinet Concerto


BBC Proms:
Royal Northern Sinfonia Winds

Cadogan Hall
27 July 2015
Wind Quintet


BBC Proms:
Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Fabio Luisi

Royal Albert Hall
22 August 2015
Overture Helios
Three Motets
Hymnus amoris
Symphony no 2


BBC Proms:
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Andrew Litton

Royal Albert Hall
9 September 2015
Springtime on Funen
Violin Concerto

BBC Proms, read more: www.bbc.co.uk/proms


Royal Danish Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Boder

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
16 September 2015
Symphony no 5

Read more: www.thsh.co.uk


The Danish String Quartet - Nielsen String Quartets 

Perth Concert Hall, Perth
21 September 2015 1.00pm
Nielsen String Quartet in E flat-major Op.14
 
The Byre, St Andrew’s
23 September 2015 1.00pm
Nielsen String Quartet in f-minor Op.5
 
The Citadel, Aberdeen
24 September 2015 1.00pm
Nielsen String Quartet in g-minor Op.13
 
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
25 September 2015 1.00pm
Nielsen String Quartet in F-major Op.44


Read more: www.danishquartet.com

 


VOCAL CONCERTS

Guildhall School of Music & Iskele Quintet - Sing Nielsen! Birthday Concert
Tuesday 9 June 7.30pm
The Danish Church in London

 

Read more: http://www.danskekirke.org/en/ 

 

 

Chamber choir Londinium performs Voices of the North: Sibelius, Nielsen and their contemporaries

Friday 23 October 2015 7.30pm

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate Church in London

 

Read more here.


 


CONFERENCES, TALKS, LECTURES

Conference: Music and the Nordic Breakthrough: Sibelius/Nielsen/Glazunov
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, 31 August-2 September 2015

Read more here.

 

Six Nielsen and Sibelius lectures with musicologist and BBC Radio 3 voice David Nice
St Andrew's, Fulham Fields, Greyhound Road, London W14

9 October 2014, 11 December 2014, 15 January 2015, 12 February 2015, 9 April 2015 and 21 May 2015 at 7.00-9.00pm. £18 per person per class. Booking for all six lectures not essential.

Read more here.



GLOBAL NIELSEN CALENDAR

Want to experience Nielsen in another country in 2015? 

Check out this online Nielsen calendar for concerts all around the globe, where you can filter on countries and Nielsen works: www.carlnielsen.org/en/events

 

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Drawing of Carl Nielsen by Paul Bang, 1929. Photo: The Royal Danish Library