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For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email

Concerts held in Victor Borge Hall – named in honor of the legendary Danish entertainer and in recognition of his generosity to Scandinavia House – are supported in part by The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, The Louise and Karl Andrén Fund for Musical Performance, The Victor Borge Hall Endowment Fund, and The Dunard Fund.

Concert Series

Music on Park Avenue
Evenings with Pianist Per Tengstrand

Thursday, April 17, 8 pm; Thursday, May 15, 8 pm; & Thursday, May 29, 8 pm
Series continues in the Fall & Winter 2014-15 season
$20 ($15 ASF Members)

Swedish pianist and artistic director Per Tengstrand – now in his fourth season of musical programming at Scandinavia House – performs a series of concerts with distinguished guest musicians. The series highlights the repertoire of Scandinavian chamber music and its composers. Tengstrand also hosts pre-concert talks 45 minutes prior to the start of each concert.

The Beethoven Sonatas

April 17, May 15, & May 29

Scandinavian TrioTo hear Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas in their entirety is perhaps one of the most incredible musical journeys one can embark on. After more than ten years of preparation, Swedish pianist and artistic director Per Tengstrand will play the sonatas in their chronological order.

This spring, Tengstrand will begin to describe to audiences – through music and words – how the young, confident virtuoso developed into the celebrated composer of the Pathétique and Moonlight sonatas and later a deaf master in his final years. The first three of these concerts debut this spring; the remainder will continue in upcoming seasons of Music on Park Avenue.

A Young Virtuoso Arrives in Vienna

April 17

Tengstrand plays Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1 (1795), Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2, No. 2 (1796), and Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2, No. 3 (1796).

First Concert Tours: Prague, Berlin, & Budapest

May 15

A performance of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1 and Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49, No. 2 (both published in 1805, although likely composed several years earlier), the “Grand Sonata” – Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, Op. 7 (1796-97) and Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1 (1797).

The First Hit: The Pathétique Sonata

May 29

A concert including Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2 (1796-98), Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3 (1798), and Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, commonly known as Sonata Pathétique (1798).

The 2014 Music on Park Avenue concert series is supported in part by a generous grant from Christina Lang Assael and The Assael Foundation and a grant from The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.

Jeffrey SiegelKeyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel:
Concerts with Lively Commentary

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 8 pm
$20 ($15 ASF Members)

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel resumes his seventh season at Scandinavia House. Each evening is comprised of informal commentary on the music and its composers, a full performance of each work, and concludes with a short Q & A session. The accessible format enriches audience understanding of classical music for the newcomer and seasoned listener alike.

Mistresses and Masterpieces

May 8

The passionate music inspired by the “significant others” in the love lives of composers, including Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, and Franz Liszt.

This series is made possible in part by a generous grant from The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Edmund C. Duffy, Director.

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food icon Smörgås Chef’s Dinner & a Concert

Ongoing, 5 – 10 pm (Last seating @ 9 pm)
$39 per person ($34 ASF Members)

Pairing top-notch Scandinavian cinema and music with fine Nordic cuisine, Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House continues its popular Dinner & a Concert prix-fixe 2-course dinner menu. Available from 5 to 10 pm (the last seating is at 9 pm), this ongoing offer features a selection of favorite dishes including herb-roasted chicken, cured gravlaks, and Swedish meatballs, and include one admission to that evening’s concert.

For more dinner reservations and more information, please call Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House at 212.847.9745 or visit

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