The Royal Danish Orchestra

Thursday, July 28 at 8:00

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater

Conductor Michael Schønwandt
Clarinet John Kruse
Mezzo-soprano Tuva Semmingsen
Tenor Peter Lodahl
Baritone Jochen Kupfer

“Conductor and orchestra did honor to the Royal Danish Orchestra’s long history and central place in the music-making of its country.”
—Sydney Morning Herald

Founded in 1448—more than a century before the first violin—the Royal Danish Orchestra is among the oldest ensembles of its kind in the world. The great Danish composer Carl Nielsen first wrote Pan and Syrinx and his clarinet concerto for this ensemble, which grandly honors that tradition here. Nielsen's works are paired with music from Igor Stravinsky’s distinctive neoclassical ballet Pulcinella.

NIELSEN: Pan and Syrinx; Clarinet Concerto
STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella