A first for Carnegie Hall – but who knows?main
There’s going to be some ice broken at Carnegie Hall on May 30.
The Danish accordionist Bjarke Mogensen will be making his debut in works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Sergei Prokofiev, Domenico Scarlatti, a world premiere by the young British composer, Nick Martin, as well as works by the Danish composers Martin Lohse and Ole Schmidt.
It appears to be the first time in a hundred-odd years the hall has heard a classical accordion. Anyone notice? Anyone awake in the press office?Hello…. I know it’s Friday but there might be a story here.
Mogensen is a phenomenon in Denmark and and an astonishment on record: once heard never forgotten.
Even if Carnegie fails to notice, don’t miss the recital.
Dutch Train, by the composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis. The concert will end with the duo’s own arrangement of Stravinskys famous ballet from 1911, Petrushka. Bring it on.
While in the US the duo will also perform a private recital for the Queen of Denmark who is in Washington with the RoyalDanish Ballet.