New York, N.Y. - Copenhagen-based Ensemble Nordlys (the Northern Lights Ensemble), will give a recital in Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center, 450 W. 37th Street, Manhattan, on Friday, November 9th at 8:00 pm. On the program will be the U.S. premiere of Andrew Waggoner’s Summer, commissioned by Ensemble Nordlys and premiered by them in Copenhagen this past August; Danish composer Per Nørgard’s Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking; the Fantasy Pieces of Robert Schumann; the Piano Trio in d minor of Mendelssohn; and a chamber version of the double concerto for violin and oboe of J.S. Bach, performed here on violin and clarinet.
Ensemble Nordlys was founded in 1997 and has since toured in more than 20 countries throughout Europe, Asia and the USA, including cities such as New York (Carnegie Hall), London, Berlin, Warsaw (Autumn Festival), Athens, Jerusalem, and others.
In its native Denmark the group performs regularly at the Danish Radio Concert Hall, the Music House in Århus, and at festivals like the Schubertiade in Roskilde, Sorø International Music Festival and Copenhagen Summer Festival.
Since 2006 the Northern Lights Ensemble has presented a concert series in Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, from which the Danish Radio has broadcast several events. During the 200th anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen in 2005, the group was designated as official H.C. Andersen Ensemble. It has also represented Denmark at The International EU Music Festival in Warsaw. Ensemble Nordlys is Viktor Wennescz, clarinet; Christine Pryn, violin; Øystein Sonstad, cello; and Kristoffer Hyldig, piano. More on the ensemble can be found at http://www.ensemblenordlys.dk/.
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