Ludovic Morlot performs Danish premiere of Bent Sørensen’s St Matthew Passion

26 March

Later this week, Ludovic Morlot joins forces with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DNSO) to perform the Danish premiere of Bent Sørensen’s St Matthew Passion. A deeply personal and reflective work, Sørensen has drawn together a unique text collage including poetry by writers such as Søren Ulrik Thomsen, Edith Södergran and Anna Akhmatova, to complement the traditional biblical text.

Sørensen is one of Scandinavia’s most celebrated composers, famous for his innovative use of tonality and his music “crammed with as much beauty as is tastefully possible” (Andrew Mellor).

Following the concert, Morlot immediately travels back to Barcelona to join the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC), where he is Music Director, for a short tour to Hamburg and Stockholm. On 4 and 6 April, concert programmes will consist of Ravel’s Shéhérazade, Pavane pour une infante défunte, and Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2 alongside two pieces from the orchestra’s home region of Catalonia. Xavier Montsalvatge’s Cinco canciones negras draws inspiration from the music of the Antilles, and the programme is completed by Las constelaciones que más brillan, a brand new work from Raquel García-Tomás.