A trio of classically-trained Scandinavian musicians whose original Nordic folk music is infused with jazz, pop and classical sensibilities is coming to Phoenix.
Dreamers’ Circus will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd.
The trio, based in Copenhagen, are popular and critically acclaimed in Denmark. They made their London debut this summer at Kings Place, have taken home five Danish Music Awards, and were named 2023 Artist of the Year by the Danish national classical radio channel P2 (the first non-classical group to earn that honor).
Their official lineup is fiddle, cittern and piano/accordion, but collectively, they also play ukelele, guitar, keyboard/ synthesizer, kannel (a Northern-European box zither), and clog fiddle (a Swedish instrument made from a wooden clog), among others.
Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Carr (cittern) has won five Danish Music Awards in addition to the ones he earned with Dreamers’ Circus and appeared this summer at the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
Nikolaj Busk (piano/accordion) is a composer and pianist who grew up on traditional Danish songs as well as Louis Armstrong and the Beatles before being “adopted,” as he puts it, by folk music.
Violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen is probably best known to U.S. audiences as violinist in the Danish String Quartet, which just released PRISM V on ECM records.
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