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Music Events

Hey, music lovers! 

Nordic Seattle has a long list of events — just for you.

MAY 4, TBD   |   KEXP LIVE SESSION WITH MIKKO JOENSUU

KEXP STUDIOS     
472 1st AVENUE N

Get a preview of Mikko Joensuu's music during his KEXP Live session at KEXP Studios! Listen live on-air or RSVP early to watch live. Check back soon for more details on how to attend.

MAY 5, 7–11pM   |   GRAND OPENING CONCERT
FEATURING CHELSEA WOLFE,  MAMMÚTMIKKO JOENSUU AND BABY IN VAIN

 

This event was produced in partnership with KEXP Radio.

 

In celebration of our Grand Opening and launch of our Nordic Nights program on May 10, Nordic Museum presents internationally acclaimed recording artist Chelsea Wolfe for a special Saturday night concert in our Great Hall! Joining Chelsea are Icelandic post-punk band Mammút, Finnish singer-songwriter Mikko Joensuu, and Danish grunge-rockers Baby in Vain. Tickets are $18 for members, $25 general admission.

 

tickets are on sale now!

MAY 10, 6–11PM   |   NORDIC NIGHTS FEATURING ICEAGE AND JENNY HVAL

This event was produced in partnership with KEXP Radio.

Our Nordic Nights program makes its official launch with Danish punk band Iceage, who are kicking off their North American tour at Nordic Museum!  The acclaimed musicians are joined by Norway’s Jenny Hval, whose avant-garde art music was awarded the Phonofile Nordic Music Prize in 2017. Tickets are $18 for members, $20 general admission.

 

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

 

Iceage is Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Dan Kjær Nielsen, Johan Suurballe Wieth, and Jakob Tvilling Pless.  Beyondless, Iceage’s fourth record (and first that was recorded all-analog), was produced by the band and Nis Bysted, recorded by Mattias Glavå at Kungsten Studios Göteberg, and mixed by Randall Dunn at Avast Studios Seattle. The album was played entirely by the band with additional performances by Nils Gröndhal (violin), horns by Kasper Tranberg (trumpet), Lars Greve (saxophones), Morten Jessen (trombone), and vocals on “Pain Killer” by Sky Ferreira.

 

Jenny Hval is a Norwegian singer-songwriter, record producer and musician. She has released six solo albums, two under the moniker Rockettothesky, and four under her own name. In 2015, Hval released her fifth studio album, Apocalypse, girl, to widespread critical acclaim. The following year, she released Blood Bitch, which in 2017 was awarded the prestigious Phonofile Nordic Music Prize. 

MAY 18, 6–10PM   |   Ballard Jazz Festival FEATuring oskar stenmark quartet

This event was produced in partnership with Ballard Jazz Festival.

This year's Ballard Jazz Festival Mainstage Concert will be held at the Nordic Museum! Oskar Stenmark Quartet plays traditional melodies from Sweden, inherited from Oskar’s ancestors mixed with New York jazz. The lyrical melodies will give you a Nordic flavor - but the rhythm, harmony and feel can only be found in New York City. Stenmark is the tenth generation in his family to play music and has performed with stars such as Chris Potter, Dave Liebman and multiple Grammy award winner Maria Schneider. This is the first time Oskar Stenmark Quartet performs on the west coast as part of a tour that stretches from Seattle to Los Angeles.

 

For ticketing information, visit Ballard Jazz Festival's website.

 

MAY 20, 4PM   |   Mostly Nordic chamber music series ... on the road! 
FINLANd: finlandia

FEATURING THE EMERALD ENSEMBLE WITH CONDUCTOR GARY D. CANNON

 

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.

 

 

MAY 23, 4pm   |   KEXP LIVE SESSION WITH lOWLY

KEXP STUDIOS     
472 1ST AVENUE N

Get a preview of Lowly's music during their KEXP Live session at KEXP Studios! Listen live on-air or RSVP early to watch live. Check back soon for more details on how to attend.

MAY 24, 6–11PM   |   NORDIC NIGHTS FEATURING SÓLEY AND LOWLY

This event was produced in partnership with KEXP Radio.

Nordic Nights continues with Icelandic singer and multi-instrumentalist Sóley, marking her first return to Seattle since her landmark Reykjavík Calling performance at Neumos in 2015. Joining Sóley will be Danish indie pop musicians Lowly, making their North American debut! Tickets are $18 for members, $20 general admission.

 

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

 

Born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, Sóley has attracted a huge international following with her fairytale song craft, noted for its dreamlike qualities and dark surrealism. Her single “Pretty Face” has gained over 22.4 million YouTube views since its release. Having studied piano and later composition at the Icelandic Art Academy, Sóley Stefánsdóttir, formerly a member of the band Seabear, released her debut solo full-length album We Sink in 2011. She will be making her second solo appearance in Seattle at the Nordic Museum, following her landmark performance at Neumos's Reykjavík Calling concert in 2014.

 

Self-described as “nosie pop and everything in between," Danish band Lowly orginates from the meeting of the five members at the Aarhus Conservatory of Music in 2014. Nanna Schannong (vocal, guitar), Soffie Viemose (vocal, laptop), Kasper Staub (synthesizers), Thomas Lund (bass, Moog), and Steffen Lundtoft (drums, percussion) found common ground in a playful and extremely melodic sonic universe that is impossible to put a genre tag on. Lowly will be making their Seattle debut at the Nordic Museum.

 

MAY 31, 7:30PM   |  seattle symphony's Sibelius kullervo 

benaroya hall
200 university street

Seattle Symphony’s Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard brings his unique insights into Sibelius’ world with Kullervo, an adventurous saga derived from Finnish folk mythology. To learn more, visit Seattle Symphony's website. (Members, keep an eye out for an email with a special pricing code!)

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