“Mostly Nordic Music Series” kicks off on Sunday

By Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

The Mostly Nordic Chamber Series and Smörgåsbord starts its 18th season at 4 p.m. this Sunday, February 10th, at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St). The series comprises of five concerts that will feature internationally renowned artists representing Nordic countries.

Sunday’s concert is titled “Lava on Ice” and focuses on the music of Iceland. This concert will showcase violinist Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir from Iceland and Seattle pianist Deborah Dewey. Kristinsdóttir won the grand prize at the 2006 J. S. Bach Competition and was the concertmaster of Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Dewey is a Yale graduate who won the KNS Resident Artist compeition.

Together Kristinsdóttir and Dewey will perform pieces from both Icelandic and German composers including Haflioi Hallgrimsson, Árni Björnsson, Schubert and Bach.

The series will continue with four more concerts on March 10, April 7, May 5 and June 2 featuring music from Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Each concert is presented in a dinner theatre format with a smörgåsbord of delicacies from the featured country. Before the performance concert-goers have free admission to the Nordic Heritage Museum exhibits.

“This series is unique in all of North America,” says artistic director Lisa Bergman. “No other series presents such a spectrum of music history while remaining focused on only one of the five Nordic countries per event. These artists, who hail from all over the world, are true ambassadors of culture who are happy to mingle with audience members following the music.”

Tickets prices (including smörgåsbord) are $45 for Museum Members and $50 for non-Members. Concert-only tickets and $20 for Members and $25 for non-Members. To purchase a season ticket (including smörgåsbord) for all 5 performances tickets cost $195 for Members and $215 for non-Members.

To purchase tickets call the Nordic Heritage Museum at (206) 789-5707, ext.10. or click here to download the ticket order form.

For more information on the Mostly Nordic Music Series check out their website here.

Photo courtesy of the Nordic Heritage Museum.

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