Axel Borup-Jørgensen (1924-2012)
90th birthday celebrations:
Special concerts and
CD releases

Axel Borup-Jørgensen's 90th birthday will be celebrated in big style in 2014 with a long list of concerts and events – see our events calender for the full programme. You can also download the programme as a pdf in our press section.



On the 30th of September, there will be a release of a new CD: "Percussion Universe of Axel Borup-Jørgensen" at Vega's Ideal Bar on Vesterbro. It promises to be an exciting and unusual event as Gert Mortensen og Michala Petri will improvise in the style of Axel Borup-Jørgensen over a "de-fragmented soundscape". The CD itself is recorded with med Gert Mortensen, Percurama Percussion Ensemble, Duo Crossfire, Michala Petri og DNSO Brass Quintet (OUR Recordings).

See Duo Crossfire perform Solo for Percussion:  


On 14th November, there will be a special concert "Hommage á Axel Borup-Jørgensen" at the Louisiana Museum for Modern Art, where Michala Petri and Leif Hesselberg will be joined by the Lapland Chamber Orchestra and conductor Clemens Schuldt to perform Sommasvit op. 24 (for strygeorkester) and Déjà-vu op. 99 (for guitar og strygeorkester). In addition, there will be an exciting programme of tribute works – all world premieres – from Bent Sørensen, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Thomas Clausen, Mogens Christensen and Sunleif Rasmussen. DR will be recording live from the concert.

On Axel Borup-Jørgensen's 90th birthday itself, the 22nd November, there will be a combined concert and CD release at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket in Copenhagen. Århus Sinfonietta will perform with Erik Kaltoft and after the concert there will be a birthday reception in the Palm Garden.