Opening Concert of KMF336: organiser, performer and MC

I had the joy (and lots of work) to become a member of the organising committee of a two week classical music festival in Herning and Ikast-brande counties in Denmark. My main role was to organise the opening concert, which was by far the most expensive concert I have organised. The opening concert began with a me playing dressed as komuso, then the mayor did a speech, then music followed:

1. Daud Khan Sadozai (robab og sarod) og Yama Karim (tabla) from Afganistan2. Yan Yan (erhu), Cui Ying (pipa) and Yang Xinyue (gu zheg) from China
3. Sai Sindhu Thangaraj (voice), Neyveli Radakrishna (violin), Girirdhar Udupa (ghatam) og Jayachandro Rao (miruthangam) from India
4. “The Foundation for the Research and Performance of Turkish Sufi Music and Folklore” from Turkey.

It was an amazing concert with top musicians from these countries.

Thank you for those who came and supported us! This was my first job being MC as well…. I was very nervous! 🙂

Below is a review in Herning Folkeblad:

Ikast avis page 15

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