Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen is one of the leading Danish ensembles in new composition music. The ensemble performs in concerts and opera productions, at festivals and on international tours. Since its foundation in 1990 Athelas has performed about 600 different works, many of which have been first performances. Athelas has collaborated with prominent soloists, conductors and composers, including Steve Reich, Per Nørgård, Heiner Goebbels, Poul Ruders, Arvo Pärt, David Lang, Christian Lindberg, Reinbert de Leeuw, Thomas Adès, Ilan Volkov, Paul Hillier, George Benjamin, Philippe Leroux and Pierre-André Valade. International cooperation is essential to Athelas, with appearances in recent years in among other countries England, Monaco, the USA and France. The ensemble is also a co-founder of EEN – the European Ensemble Network – and the EU-supported projects Integra and RE:NEW MUSIC. In the period 2013-14 Athelas is participating in the project “New:Aud” with a focus on audience development – also with support from the EU. The ensemble has CD-recorded music by among others Per Nørgård and Poul Ruders. Each year Athelas is ensemble-in-residence at KLANG – the Copenhagen Avant-garde Music Festival.
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Portrait CD with acoustic and electronic works by Rune Glerup (b. 1981), who trained in Berlin and Paris
Chamber version of Per Nørgård’s left-field cantata based on Hans Christian Andersen’s crazy tale. DVD with documentary film about the performance enclosed!Chamber version of Per Nørgård’s left-field cantata based on Hans Christian Andersen’s crazy tale. DVD with documentary film about the performance enclosed!
An outstanding introduction to the clear-sighted master of 20th-century Nordic music
Nordentoft’s unique crossover theatre concert in both images and words
The music from Nordentoft’s unique crossover theatre concert
Works from Karsten Fundal’s breakthrough phase in the 1990s
Five virtuoso accordion works with leading representatives of Copenhagen’s fine accordion tradition
Profound, magical music from Vagn Holmboe’s old age
Anden cd med de samlede værker af den tidligt afdøde ekspressionist
Premiereindspilning af Vagn Holmboes sidste værkrække, en bøn for Moder Natur
Razor-sharp vocal works from a 25-year period with texts by among others Samuel Beckett