Copenhagen Philharmonic performs Dark with Excessive Bright at The Concert Hall, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark

Friday, February 14, 20256:00pm

Rosenørns Alle 22, 1970 Frederiksberg
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Phil
Chief Conductor / Christoph Gedschold
Soloist / Olle Davidsson, bass

Missy Mazzoli / Double Bass Concerto, Dark with excessive bright
Mahler / Symphony No. 5

With guest musicians from
the Kgl. Danish Conservatory of Music


Mahler’s utterly eminent masterpiece – his effervescent and much-loved Symphony No. 5 – is at the top of the menu on an evening where the Copenhagen Phil is expanded by tomorrow’s most talented musicians and the stage is filled to capacity. At the head of all the glory is Copenhagen Phil’s new chief conductor, Christoph Gedschold.

Gustav Mahler was at the peak of his career when he composed his mighty Symphony No. 5. The breathtaking masterpiece contains the composer’s entire outer and inner world: from the fateful to sadness, impotence, folk life and the intoxicating infatuation with his wife Alma. The love is expressed in the symphony’s famous, passionate and beloved 4th movement – ​​with the heart-rending tenderness of the strings and harp.

The composer phenomenon Missy Mazzoli has made a sensational entry on the global classical music scene, among others. with an operatic version of Lars von Trier’s film Breaking the Waves . The American composer’s effective tonal language finds an original culmination in the work Dark with excessive bright from 2018, where she transforms the deep-sounding double bass into a lyrical and virtuosic solo instrument. This evening with the orchestra’s solo bassist Olle Davidsson at the instrument, who is allowed to unfold the most endearing and good-sounding sides of the deepest string.