Despite what some may see as merely a building where artefacts and art are displayed, the Nationalmuseet is much more. It’s a portal to other worlds where we can explore alternate realities of ourselves. Maybe you want to be disco dancer or a character in a Ghibli movie? Either way, all we know is that these candlelit concerts lead the way for you to experience a different life for a night. Are you ready to be mesmerised for what could’ve been?
Turn into a disco dancer with ABBA at Nationalmuseet
On February 10, become a disco dancer and jive all night as you enjoy ABBA’s greatest hits performed by a string quartet. Feel like a Super Trouper as you hear their songs performed from an entirely different musical perspective. It’s classical but with all of the Oogie-boogie energy of the supergroup!
With roughly 385 million records sold worldwide, ABBA is among the best-selling music acts in history. And after several number one hit singles and albums in the Dutch charts, it’s no surprise why the Dutch love ABBA so much after all these years.
Dance, jive, and have the time of your life as you listen to a number of anthems, including Mamma Mia, Chiquitita, Take a Chance On Me and more. There’s nothing quite like hearing Dancing Queen played by a string quartet at the iconic Nationalmuseet.
Become a Ghibli character with a Joe Hisaishi’s tribute
However, if you are more into the picturesque worlds of Ghibli Studios, then Joe Hisaishi’s music creates the perfect gateways to these enchanted lands. From chinchilla neighbours to young goldfish princesses, Hisaishi has helped build the universe of these characters. And on February 11, you’ll be able to travel to the world of Ghibli as the stunning interior of the Nationalmuseet lit by hundreds of candles surrounds you.
Whether you listened to Hisaishi’s music in your childhood or as an adult, there’s no denying they remain a timeless classic. His magical compositions will not only transport you to foreign lands but also evoke memories of the time you first watched Studio Ghibli’s movies. With the help of Copenhagen Strings, you will relieve all the magic of classics like Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle, among others. The intimate candlelit concert will create the perfect setting for you to immerse yourself in the moving compositions of Joe Hisaishi.
Known for its extensive collections of Viking artefacts and Danish golden age paintings, the Nationalmuseet is the largest museum of cultural history in Denmark. The museum’s collections include artefacts and objects from prehistoric times to the present day, covering a wide range of subjects, including archaeology, ethnography, numismatics, and decorative arts.
Located in the heart of Copenhagen, the Nationalmuseet will host three back-to-back 60-65 minute Candlelight concerts giving you plenty of time to mingle around the venue and take it all in. And if you’re still in school or uni, don’t forget to take advantage of the special ticket price for students. Just remember to bring your student ID to the venue to prove your credentials. So, make a plan out of the evening and head to dinner afterwards with all your loved ones as you discuss the magical concert — you’ll thank us later!