Friday rocks, but the summer’s sublime at Tivoli

Summer Classical
May 15-Sep 11; Tivoli, Cph K; 50-150kr with regular admission;

We all know that Tivoli rocks on a Friday, but don’t forget that the dulcet tones of classical music will also be wafting through the air.

A host of international orchestras and star soloists will be playing a total of 65 concerts on the open air stage and in the concert hall between May and September as part of the Tivoli Summer Classical season.

The season kicks off (May 15) with the Malmö Academy of Music Symphony orchestra conducting us through a musical storm of life, love and hell.

The May highlight (on the 29th) is Summer Symphony: American Album as the Copenhagen Philharmonic dips into a melodious musical collage of transatlantic culture from Aaron Copland’s 1942 work Lincoln Portrait, via spirituals and hymns, to the familiar strains of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.

May also features three chamber music concerts with upcoming soloists from the Royal Danish Academy of Music expertly interpreting the works of Brahms, Ravel and Debussy.

If strings are your thing then the Danish Suzuki Institute’s annual final concert (May 21) should be an inspiring night of young virtuoso talent.

Schubert and Beethoven are on the set-list for Arco, an orchestra made up of 25 dedicated amateur musicians. They are conducted by the former Danish National Symphony Orchestra concert master and violinist Gunnar Tagmose – now well into his 80s.

For selected concerts, an extra 50/150kr at the Tivoli Concert Hall door is required for an evening of orchestral delights.