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Riebnitzsky will show us the faces of war as she herself met them in Afghanistan: the soldier on mission, the grown woman and the school girl who all in their own ways defy Taleban suppression. All through the piece a hope is shining that the sacrifices born have not been in vain, and that the conflict in the end may lead to peace.The concert also contains pieces by Gurney, Elgar, Cashmore and Poulenc.Before the concert there will be an opportunity to hear Riebnitzsky and Tjørnhøj in a conversation about the genesis of this significant new work. The concert will mark the conclusion of the 2014 Golden Days Festival, the theme of which this year is 1914.It is a memorial concert for all those who lost their lives in conflicts over the last hundred years, a solemn concert of moving and stirringly beautiful music, born of the hope for peace yet marked by the reality of war.
War Portraits 1914 – 2014
“War Portraits”First performance by Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky/Line Tjørnhøj
Pieces for choir by Poulenc, Elgar, Cashmore and Gurney among others.
Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir
Percussion: Ying-Hsueh Chen
French horn: David M. A. P. Palmquist
Conductor: Mogens Dahl
One hour before the concert, there will be an opportunity to hear author Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky and composer Line Tjørnhøj in a conversation about the making of the new Afghanistan-work.
Moderator is Jacob Holtze