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Vappu! A Spring Celebration Concert



Vappu!, a Spring Celebration Concert with the North Stars Chamber Orchestra, performs May 6, 2023, at 3:30pm in Osberg Great Hall at the National Nordic Museum, led by Conductor Sharyn Peterson.

This event is a production of the North Stars Chamber Orchestra, which offers musical performance opportunities for youth.

Uplifting folk and classical music from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland are on the program, with piano soloist Declan Hong of Anacortes, as well as soprano soloist Tiina Ritalahti from Seattle. Declan plays the 1st Piano Concerto by Mendelssohn, and Tiina will perform Finnish songs by Kuula and Kilpinen.

Swedish Walking Tunes (Ganglot), Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg, and Finlandia by Sibelius round out the repertoire, with additional light fare including Radetzky March and Beer Barrel Polka!

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  • Declan Hong 1

    Declan Hong


  • tiina rita

    Tiina Ritalahti


  • sharyn peturson

    Sharyn Peterson

    Artistic Director and Conductor, North Stars Chamber Orchestra