Members of Aalborg Symphony Orchestra to play benefit concert for refugees this Sunday

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(Photo courtesy of visitaalborg.dk.)
(Photo courtesy of visitaalborg.dk.)

Lauren Robinson, a friend of mine who plays horn with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, has organized a benefit concert for the refugees streaming into Europe. Donations will go to the Red Cross’ effort to aid those arriving in Europe by the thousands. (You may have heard that Denmark just accepted 1,000 additional refugees as part of the EU deal to apportion 120,000 of the more than half a million people seeking asylum in Europe.) The concert will take place on Sunday, 27 September from 15:00 at Budolfi Kirke in the center of Aalborg. Check out the FB page here.

Here is the draft program (some changes to order, movements, and musicians may be made):

Phantasy Quartet for oboe and string trio (1932)
Benjamin Britten
Yana Deshkova, violin
Marius Ungureanu, viola
Matthias Hehrmann, cello
Judith Blauw, oboe

“Inner Balance” for viola, horn and vibraphone (2015)
Erik Sandberg
Erik Sandberg, horn
Jonas Bove, percussion
Marius Ungureanu, viola

Flute Quartet in D Major, first and second movements
W.A. Mozart
Camille Geunot, flute
Violina Petrova, violin
Anna Dahl, viola
Matthias Hehrmann, cello

Three Trios:
François Couperin: excerpt from “Troisième Leçon de Ténèbre” (1717)
J. S. Bach: Fugue in B flat major from Wohltemperierte Klavier II (1744)
Elton John: “Can you feel the love tonight” from The Lion King
Erik Sandberg, horn
Camille Geunot, flute
Mattias Johansson, tuba

Marche (from 2 Suite op. 27, 1896)
Léon Boëllmann
Erling A. Thomsen, organ

“Tafelmusik” Quartet in d minor, selected movements
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sheila Popkin, bassoon
Ida Marie Sormo, flute
Camille Geunot, flute
Matthias Hehrmann, cello

Trio Chorale
J.S. Bach
Sheila Popkin, bassoon
Matthias Hehrmann, cello
Jonas Bove, vibraphone

“Earth Miniatures” for viola, horn, and percussion (2015)
I. Volcano
II. Mountain Forest
III. Spring
Jonas Bove
Erik Sandberg, horn
Jonas Bove, percussion
Marius Ungureanu, viola

It promises to be a fantastic musical experience. Donations can be made ahead of time online (click here) or in cash at the door. There is no set admissions price – donate what you can and feel compelled to give!

So in summary, the music will be top-notch, it is for a very good cause, and it is weather-proof. Please come! 🙂

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