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Opening May 2018

Mostly Nordic 2018

Chamber Music Series
Artistic Director Laura Loge

Series
Spring 2018

Nordic chamber music performed by acclaimed musicians from across the globe.

This season package offers the best value for those music lovers who wish to join us for a special On The Road edition of our delightful Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series!

As most of you already know, we are presently planning the Grand Opening of our facility in May of 2018, which has presented us a unique opportunity to offer the 23rd season of our Mostly Nordic series in a variety of wonderful (and not too far) host venues throughout Seattle. Please be sure to note the date, time, and location of the concerts below. Unfortunately, we cannot offer our traditional smörgåsbord this season, but you'll find our selection of musical offerings to be truly exceptional.

Please note that we are offering a special reduced price season package this year. Thanks to support from Scan|Design Foundation, our February 2018 Denmark concert will be presented free of charge, and this reduced fee is noted in the package price.

CROSSING THE NORTH SEA

January 14 at 2pm | Norway

 

Harmless Modern Vikings

February 13 at 7pm | Denmark

 

SONGS UNKNOWN: AN EVENING OF ICELANDIC ART SONG

March 11 at 5pm | Iceland

 

KYRKANS MUSIK: TRUMPET OCH ORGEL

April 15 at 2pm | Sweden

 

finlandia

May 20 at 4pm | Finland

Jan
14
May
-20
Music

Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series... On the Road!

Full Season Package

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Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series… On the Road!

This season package offers the best value for those music lovers who wish to join us for a special On The Road edition of our delightful Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series!

As most of you already know, we are presently planning the Grand Opening of our facility in May of 2018, which has presented us a unique opportunity to offer the 23rd season of our Mostly Nordic series in a variety of wonderful (and not too far) host venues throughout Seattle. Please be sure to note the date, time, and location of the concerts below. Unfortunately, we cannot offer our traditional smörgåsbord this season, but you'll find our selection of musical offerings to be truly exceptional.

Please note that we are offering a special reduced price season package this year. Thanks to support from Scan|Design Foundation, our February 2018 Denmark concert will be presented free of charge, and this reduced fee is noted in the package price.

Cost: $75 for Members, $95 general admission

Schedule:             

Norway: Crossing the North Sea
Rachel Nesvig (Hardanger fiddle) and Brandon Vance (Scottish fiddle)
January 14   |   2pm
Ballard First Lutheran Church          

Denmark: Harmless Modern Vikings
The Danish String Quartet
February 13   |   7pm
Cafe Solstice (U District)

Iceland: Songs Unknown: An Evening of Icelandic Art Song
Vígþór Sjafnar Zophoníasson (tenor) and Rhonda Kline (piano)
March 11   |   5pm
Brechemin Auditorium, University of Washington

Sweden: Kyrkans Musik: Trumpet och Orgel
Douglas Cleveland (pipe organ) and Brian Chin (trumpet)
April 15   |   2pm
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

Finland: Finlandia
The Emerald Emsemble with Gary D. Cannon (conductor)
May 20   |   4pm
Nordic Museum Auditorium

Jan
14
Music

Norway: Crossing the North Sea

Rachel Nesvig, Hardanger fiddle
Brandon Vance, Scottish fiddle

2pm

Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series… On the Road!

This delightfully entertaining program is the result of a collaboration between Hardingfela player Rachel Nesvig and Scottish fiddler Brandon Vance. Maritime trade routes have historically stimulated cultural cross-pollination; Crossing the North Sea explores the repertoire of distinct fiddle styles that developed along the routes between Norway, Shetland, and points beyond. Please note that this is a concert-only performance and there will not be a meal option.

This concert will be held at Ballard First Lutheran Church (2006 NW 65th Street).

Cost: $20 for Members, $25 general admission

Feb
13
Music

Denmark: Harmless Modern Vikings

The Danish String Quartet

7pm

Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series… On the Road!

In partnership with the Meany Center for the Performing Arts and with generous support from the Scan|Design Foundation, Mostly Nordic is pleased to present the internationally acclaimed Danish String Quartet. The quartet has been lauded for their artistry, energy, and authentic Scandinavian personality. This special performance will take place in an informal, relaxed setting, allowing for a more intimate musical experience. Thanks to Scan|Design’s support, this concert will be offered free and open to the public! 

This concert will be held at Cafe Solstice (4116 University Way NE). Please note that Cafe Solstice offers a selection of sandwiches and pastries, with coffee, hand-mixed teas, sodas, juice, beer, and wine also available.

Cost: Free! Please RSVP.

*A more traditional performance by The Danish String Quartet will be held the following night at the Meany Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be found here.

 

Mar
11
Music

Songs Unknown: An Evening of Icelandic Art Song

Vígþór Sjafnar Zophoníasson, tenor
Rhonda Kline, piano

5pm

Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series… On the Road

In celebration of Iceland's centennial, Vígþór Zophoníasson and Rhonda Kline highlight a number of Iceland's most prominent and beloved composers, as well as songs that were once considered for Iceland’s national anthem. Zophoníasson has been praised for his “flawless upper register” and “remarkable comic timing and clever charm”; composers featured in the program include Sigvaldi S. Kaldalóns, Eyþór Stefánsson, Sigfús Halldórsson, and others who are rarely performed outside Iceland. 

This concert will be held in Brechemin Auditorium at the University of Washington.

Cost: $20 for Members, $25 general admission

Apr
15
Music

Kyrkans Musik: Trumpet och Orgel 

Douglas Cleveland, pipe organ
Brian Chin, trumpet

2pm

Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series… On the Road!

Swedish-American trumpeter Brian Chin (“a gifted musician with a nice rounded tone, excellent technique, and a commitment to new literature”) joins Douglas Cleveland (“a stunning organist”) on a program of Swedish pipe organ and trumpet music. Both musicians have a unique understanding of, and passion for, this repertoire, as well as strong connections to their Nordic and Pacific Northwestern roots. 

This concert will be held at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church (7500 Greenwood Avenue North).

Cost: $20 for Members, $25 general admission

May
20
Music

Finlandia

The Emerald Ensemble
Gary D. Cannon, conductor

4pm

Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series… On the Road!

In the final concert of the season, we are thrilled to present the Emerald Ensemble in our new home at the Nordic Museum on Market Street. This professional choral ensemble features some of the finest voices in the Seattle area. Choral music has long been a staple of Finnish culture; attendees will be treated with music by Jean Sibelius (including his beloved hymn to Finland, Finlandia), as well as twentieth-century composers Einojuhani Rautavaara, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, and more.

This concert will be held in the new Nordic Museum Auditorium!

Cost: $20 for Members, $25 general admission

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Our new facility will open May 5, 2018!

 

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Join us in May 2018
and be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.