Scandinavia House offers a wide range of programs, including music performances as well as art, design, and historical exhibitions. There are also films, lectures, symposia, language courses, and classes geared towards children. Located in New York City, this non-profit organization strives to illuminate the cultural vitality of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Its mission is also to bridge the cultures of those countries with that of the U.S. The fall-spring season begins Sept. 13 and runs through the spring of 2009. Highlights include:
CONCERTS IN VICTOR BORGE HALL
Call (212) 847-9740 for concert reservations.
Keyboard Conversations® with Pianist Jeffrey Siegel
Concerts with Commentary
Series tickets for all three performances: $50 ($35 ASF members)
Individual tickets: $25 ($17 ASF members)
Pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to Scandinavia House for his second season at Victor Borge Hall. Beginning each evening with comments on the music and the composers, Keyboard Conversations offers a full performance of the works, and ends with a lively question and answer session. Whether they’re a newcomer to classical music or a seasoned listener, these concerts will enrich audiences understanding of great music. Concerts are followed by a reception.
The Power and Passion of Beethoven
Thursday, September 18, 2008, 7:30 pm
Für Elise (who was she, and why did Beethoven compose this work for her?), the Moonlight Sonata and the Farewell Sonata, Opus 81a in E Flat.
An American Salute!
Thursday, February 12, 2009, 7:30 pm
Endearing melodies and jazzy rhythms! Music of Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, Joplin, and Leroy Anderson.
The Longevity of the Short Piece
Thursday, April 16, 2009, 7:30 pm|
Bite-sized musical gems and jewels. Music of Sibelius, Nielsen, Brahms, and Grieg.
Pro Musica Antiqua: Early and Medieval Scandinavian Music
Monday, October 6, 7:30 pm
$15 ($10 ASF members and students)
Pro Musica Antiqua hails from Oslo and has been creating music since their inception in 1969. Using period instruments and performing with a historically informed style, they bring medieval and renaissance music to life in spontaneous and thrilling performances. PMA has toured in Scandinavia, England, and Germany, and has released two CDs garnering critical raves as “the most successful recording of medieval music ever from a Norwegian ensemble.”