13. October 2017

Thy Chamber Music Festival on tour 2017

Thy Chamber Music Festival on the road again.

The upcoming tour will take place from 15 Nov. to 20 Nov. at five different venues, almost the same as two years ago. The fine program, a must for lovers of chamber music, will be performed in Thisted, Aalborg, Faaborg, Farum og Lund.

The four musicians are Professor Daniel Blumenthal, who for the last 20 years has been a highly esteemed member of the festival´s teaching staff. He lives and teaches in Bruxelles. The violinist is Suyeon Kang, 27, born in South Korea, citizen of Australia, at the present living in Germany. She is constantly winning prizes all over the world and she has attended our festival three times before (2010/11/12). Ieong Cheng (Katy) Ho, 26, was born in China, but she now lives in New York, preparing her DMA, Doctor of Musical Arts. She has lately been working to promote classical music to students who see this type of music as strange and unimportant. Katy took part in our festival in 2013. The cellist is Michael Kaufmann, 29, who has been here twice before (2013/14), he is American, trained in California and this season touring with cello concertos by Saint Säens and Dvorak.

The members of the quartet meet in Thy, are accomodated in the house of our chairman, Aase Odfeldt, sleep there, eat there, relax there and go to Thisted for rehearsals. Five days later they will – hopefully - be ready to play:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano quartet E flat (1786)

Per Nørgård: Pastorale from Babettes Gæstebud for string trio (1986)

Johannes Brahms: Piano quartet G minor (1861)

And the concerts will take place

Wednesday Nov 15, 19.30: Thisted Musikteater

Thursday Nov 16, 19.00   : Vor Frue Kirke, Aalborg

Saturday Nov 18, 15.00    : Helios Teatret, Fåborg

Sunday Nov 19, 16.00       : Præstegårdslængerne v. Farum Kirke

Monday Nov 20, 19.00       : Magle Koncerthus, Lund

And Tuesday morning they all leave from Copenhagen Airport on a continuous, never-ending promotion tour: Chamber music is for all seasons and all people.