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The Cold War in Music
East meets West as the royal theatre attempts to re-enact Cold War tensions and trivialities through a reproduction of some of the emblematic compositions of the era. Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings (Platoon or The Elephant Man) is one of the most sentimental pieces of music ever made and you can hear it on the evening as interpreted by the royal theatre choir. Other  pivotal reproductions include works by the likes of Dmitrij Sjostakovitj and Sofia Gubaidulina, many of which are hinged on the imaginary bridge between the political East and West divide which some of the artists mentioned tried to build by emigrating from East to West.

Takkelloftets foyer, Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; Sun 15:00; tickets: 150kr,

Katja Kabonova
Den Jyske Opera’s production of Leoš Janá?ek’s tempestuous account of a doomed love affair is here for two nights only.
Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv, Cph K; performances Sun & Mon 19:30; tickets 75-495kr,; sung in  Czech with Danish supertitles; duration: 120 mins

Vieux Farka Touré
One of Mali’s biggest stars brings his inspiring, evocative guitar playing to Copenhagen, performing tracks from his fourth and latest album. Mon Pays is a powerful tribute to the artist’s homeland and honours the acoustic blues tradition of Mali.

Global Cph, Nørre Allé 7, Cph N; Sat 22:00; tickets: 110kr, concessions available;

Teta-Roots music
Acclaimed guitarist and singer Teta performs with singer Kirasoa at his side. Teta draws on his rich Malagasy musical heritage, and the strong rhythms of his music are sure to get you dancing! Don’t miss the chance to catch the duo on their first European tour.

Global CPH, Nørre Allé 7, Cph N; Fri 22:00; tickets: 80kr;

Boing Bum Chak
Some “November medication for seeking souls” promises high-energy performances  from an eclectic mix of bands, including The Liberty Balance, drumming duo Toto and guitar sextet Circle.

Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, Cph S; Fri & Sat 20:00; tickets: 70kr;

Requiem – an evening of choral music
The French composer Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem of 1947 was inspired by medieval Gregorian chants, and it will be performed by the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir in the beautiful setting of Copenhagen Cathedral.

Vor Frue Kirke, Nørregade 8, Cph K; Fri 20:00; tickets: 120kr;,

An Adventure in and around CPH
The Copenhagen Adventure group, which now boasts over 2,000 members, meets every three weeks for a day of mountain biking and walking in the countryside around Copenhagen, followed by a brewery visit. No need for any special equipment, just bring your bike and get involved!

Hareskoven S-station, Stationsvej 5, Værløse; Sun Nov 17, 12:00; sign up at

Christmas market and pony rides
Christmas market season has begun, so come along and find a good bargain, while sampling the food and drinks on offer! All proceeds go to Børnenes Dyremark.

Wagnersvej 19, Cph SV; Sat and Sun, 11:00-17:00 (market), 13:00-15:00 (pony rides); 20kr per pony ride

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