Image of composer Tan Dun and pipa player Lucy Zhao
The Queen's Hall in The Black Diamond

Photo: Det Kgl. Bibliotek

RelevanzEnsemble: Ghost opera - after work concert

Chamber music from around the world with RelevanzEnsemble.


  • Einojuhani Rautavarra: String Quartet No. 1, Quartettino (1952)
  • Tan Dun: Ghost Opera for string quartet and pipa (1994)

Experience Tan Dun's spectacular Ghost Opera

The last four-night concert of the season combines the music of Einojuhani Rautavarra and Tan Dun in an expressive and playful musical programme. Rautavaara's first string quartet is an electric work that spans lively, fun and sad emotions with clear references to Finnish folk music. Dun's Ghost Opera combines elements from Chinese music, folk songs and J.S. Bach in a breathtaking musical journey where you can also hear the sounds of objects such as paper, water and stone.


RelevanzEnsemble is Denmark's newest chamber music ensemble, a collective consisting of internationally experienced top musicians with roots in the great Danish orchestras, as well as award-winning rising stars from the next generation. The season's three four-night concerts combine music from no less than eleven composers from ten different countries, and RelevanzEnsemble seeks to create a lively and present interaction with the audience through this broad musical palette. The concert series offers, among other things, playful performance formats and rarely performed chamber musical masterpieces.


Lucy Zhao, pipa
Madara Pētersone, violin (concert master Kremerata Baltica)
Hulda Jónsdóttir, violin (The Royal Danish Orchestra)
Gudbjartur Hákonarsen, viola
Peter Morrison, cello (founder and artistic director of RelevanzEnsemble, DRSO, Australian World Orchestra)

After work concerts

Attend a concert after work and before the evening's busywork. The four evening concerts begin at 17 and last approximately one hour.

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