THURSDAY—July 12—7 PM
Pre-concert reception—6:30 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)
Series pass $60 ($45 ASF Members)
Our popular Summer Jazz Series returns to Scandinavia House! This summer we’re presenting performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young jazz musicians, composers, and singers on Thursday evenings, June 7 through July 19. Join us for a reception on the Volvo Hall terrace starting at 6:30 PM, followed by the concert at 7 PM.
In her third visit to NYC, Finnish jazz pianist and composer Anni Rorke, a graduate of Norway’s prestigious NTNU Jazzlinja conservatory, will be delivering a solo performance at Scandinavia House. An artist who greatly values the classical music tradition, Rorke’s signature compositions include a high degree of confluence between both classical and jazz traditions, and are known for being intricate and detailed with room for improvisation and creativity.
About the Musician
Finnish jazz pianist and composer Anni Rorke has been an active member of Europe’s jazz community for many years. After graduating from Norway’s prestigious NTNU Jazzlinja, one of the foremost conservatories for jazz music in Europe, she has gone on to play a number of significant festivals and performance spaces around the continent. She greatly values the classical music tradition and her studies have included a high degree of confluence between both classical and jazz tradition and she unites both of these in an equivocal manner in her performances.
She regularly composes for her own trio, and for larger ensembles as well. Her compositions can be described as intricate and detailed, but they always leave plenty of room for improvisation and creativity between the band members. She is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance at Norwegian Academy of Music.