Wine and opera: Free concert in Aalborg this weekend

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen
Photo: Klaverstemmeren
Photo: Klaverstemmeren

Aalborg has many charming city squares that can be used for all kinds of events.

Louise Plads on Danmarksgade is frequently used for flea markets, but this weekend the square will feature a more cultural event.

For the third time, the store Klaverstemmeren is organizing a free opera concert, where you can sit down for an hour and enjoy a glass of wine or beer while listening to beautiful singing.

“The square is adorable. I simply love it,” Mette Møller, the owner of Klaverstemmeren, says.

She has an ambition to bring more music and culture to the square, and this year, attendees will be taken on a journey along the “paths and detours of love (…)”

The performance will be by the couple Christine Hjort Bjerre and Jan Mygind, and you can take a seat on Friday, August 18th, from 15:30 to 16:45.

“I’m excited to see how many people show up. We’ll set up a lot of chairs and then we hope the weather will be good,” Mette adds.

Book bus, wine, and food

A good concert also deserves something tasty, and you’ll have the opportunity to buy both wine, beer, and food for the concert.

Furthermore, Aalborg Libraries will roll out their book bus to the square, filled to the brim with books about opera. Librarians Charlotte and Vita are ready to answer questions and guide you to the right book.

If you’re not an opera enthusiast but simply want to sit for an hour in the (hopefully) good weather and listen to music, we can tell you that you’ll have the pleasure of listening to experienced musicians.

Christine Hjort Bjerre is a lyrical coloratura soprano and originally trained from the soloist class at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus.

Photo: Klaverstemmeren

Jan Mygind, a music historian and organist, has an extensive career as a lecturer in opera and classical music.

The Danish musical couple has primarily worked together in Italy, where they have performed in churches and theaters along the Italian Riviera over the past 10 years.

For the concert at Louise Square, they will take you on a musical journey through Nordic, longing romances, and on to fiery Italian opera.

“Let yourselves be carried away on a journey through the paths and detours of love through songs and especially grand opera arias by, among others, Bellini, Puccini, Gounod, and Verdi,” Mette writes about the concert.

Jazz on Saturday

If you’re more into jazz, return to the square on Saturday, August 19th, at 13:30.

There will be afternoon jazz, and Mette promises a cozy and entertaining time.

Performing are Mads Jensen and Nikolaj Kornerup, two young and upcoming guitarists, along with the well-oiled father-son rhythm machine Jakob and Søren Lundbye, and Anders Ammitzbøl on bass.

You can buy draft beer and wine for the concert.

You can read more about the jazz concert here.

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