Spring festival in Faxe

March 21
March 26

Welcome to the festival "The 4 Elements"

The ensemble's spring festival dives musically into the elements of nature.

WATER-FIRE-EARTH-AIR put in music and interpreted by Josefine Klougart's lyrics. With amazing soloists, Michaela Petri on recorder, contralto Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen og author Josefine Klougart the festival offers an artistic immersion in a current theme.

The concerts take place at several various exciting scenes i Fax Municipality.

Look out for pop-up concerts before the festival starts. During the festival, the ensemble has allied with Faxe Kirkes Children's choir, the library, the Geomuseum, Haslev Church's Youth Choir, Cultural History Museum and Centresjælland's Gymnasium and others

New works by Pernille Sejlund, Li Ying Wu and Ole Buck, who revolves around the elements of nature commissioned by the ensemble.

Guest soloists

Josefine Klougart

Josefine Klougart

Josefine Klougart (b. 1985) at Mols graduated from the Writers' School and has a bachelor's degree in history of art and literature. From the debut 'Stigninger og fald' (2010) to the mammoth work 'New Forest' (2016) and most recently 'Alt dett kärne du få' (2021), Klougart has explored the unfathomable coherence and composition of the human mind in a challenging, pictorial and imaginative language that both loves about the small details and paints imposing portraits of the mental landscape.

Klougart was nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in both 2011 and 2021 and she has seriously established herself on the Danish literary scene as one of the most important voices of our time.

Anne-Sofie Søby Jnesen

Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen is a young Danish opera singer whose warm sound lies between a youthful mezzo-soprano and a dark contralto. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2019 and has worked with renowned professors and musicians such as Trevor Pinnock, Richard Hetherington, Susan Bullock and Iain Ledingham.

She made her critically acclaimed debut in 2019 as Rosmira in Handel's 'Partenope' with Hampstead Garden Opera, while Danes could experience her home debut in the summer of 2021 as Suzuki in Madame Butterfly with Teater Undergrunden and the choir from Opera Nordsjælland.

When Anne-Sofie is not singing classical concerts and opera, she occasionally dips her feet into musicals and jazz.

Anne-Sofie Søby Jensen

Michael Petri

Michael Petri has left its mark on the Danish music scene for almost 50 years and not least expanded the repertoire for the recorder. Petri has constantly developed the range of the instrument, and today the recorder is no longer reserved for baroque music, but the house of Petri can be seen used in both classical and modern compositions, the Danish Songs and popular music - yes, even Chinese music the recorder virtuoso has thrown himself into.

Since his debut as an 11-year-old in Tivoli's Concert Hall, Petri has traveled the globe with his instrument and played numerous concerts as well as recorded a multitude of albums. Michala Petri is today considered the world's leading recorder player, and she has over time collaborated with some of music's biggest names.

More than 150 works have been written especially for her, and she has received a multitude of recognitions and awards, including the prestigious Sonnings Musikpris. In addition, she has been appointed Knight of the 1st degree by Queen Magrethe.

Event calendar

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Kl. 19: 00
Haslev Church
Kirkepladsen 8B, 4690 Haslev
Songs by the Sea
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Kl. 17: 00
Geomuseum Faxe
Østervej 2b, 4640 Faxe
Prose concert at Geomuseum Faxe
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Kl. 13: 00
Ran Inn
Vordingborgvej 530, 4683 Rønnede
Closing concert

Special festival sponsors

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