Ladies and Gentlemen - Dear Audience,
It is with great joy, that I can bid you all a very warm welcome to Møn Sommerkoncert 2020, our 3rd season. We are proud to once again, be able to present four festive concerts with classical music, in the days 6th to 9th of August.
This year, we return to the beautiful setting of ‘Saftstationen’, in the village of Damme, located on the western part of the Isle of Møn. True to our tradition, this years concerts will present a wide range in repertoire, with everything from famous masterpieces known to many, to rarely performed musical gems. We take great pleasure, that we this year can present music by two great female composers, the romantic Louise Farrenc, and the contemporary Thea Musgrave.
The nature of our festival, also gives the opportunity to experience a line of musicians at highest international level, that meets especially to perform at Møn Sommerkoncert. Many of them, are dear friends to us through a long row of years, and together, we perform a new repertoire which we have all longed to play. This year, my wife Prof. Alena Walentin, has participated in the plannings as artistic director, which has made it possible to invite artists that we normally wouldn’t have the honour of presenting. One of the highlights, is the visit of flautist William Bennett, who celebrates is 85th birthday this year. Furthermore, we are looking much forward to have our dear friends from the Henschel Quartet back with us.
We hope to see many of you who have supported us so dearly from the beginning, and look forward to bid you welcome this summer.