For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email email@example.com.
Tuesdays starting @ 6 pm, June 18 & July 9, 2013
Come early and stay late! Art Afterhours is a once-monthly art party with extended gallery hours, 6 to 8 pm, featuring music by Nordic DJs Slashed Ø. Join Scandinavia House to celebrate the current exhibition and to socialize with other Nordic art fans.
See also MUNCH | WARHOL and the Multiple Image in EXHIBITIONS section.
Thursday, June 20, 7 pm
Midsummer is the longest day of the year, but Scandinavians know it as a day of non-stop celebration. Join us for our own fete, with extended gallery hours and featuring music by roving ambassadors of popular Swedish music Roger Hinchliffe, Claes Dyberg, and Svante Engblom.
Hinchliffe, Dyberg, and Engblom will perform – in English – beloved songs from Sweden’s astoundingly rich musical treasury, including immortal works by Carl Michael Bellman, Evert Taube, Povel Ramel, Mikael Wiehe, Cornelis Vreeswijk, Nils Ferlin, Mikael Wiehe, Ulf Lundell, Gustaf Fröding, Tove Jansson, Birger Sjöberg, Hasse å Tage, Dan Andersson, and Olle Adolphson.
About the musicians
Roger Hinchliffe and Claes Dyberg have for many years been seducing American audiences with the rich popular musical traditions of Sweden in Hinchliffe’s sensitive English language recreations. His remarkable voice, coupled with Dyberg’s expressive guitar work, has led to enthusiastic critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic; they can be heard on their CDs and seen on a variety of concert videos on YouTube.
Hinchliffe, from Vermont and Lexington, Massachusetts, and now Portland, Maine, lived in Stockholm for 28 years, collecting, translating, performing and recording (in English) these fantastic songs. He has two popular CDs, Swede's Greatest and Swedes on Love, available in the U.S. and in Scandinavia. One Californian critic noted: “No one has ever put together a more comprehensive, high-quality compilation of Swedish songs. It is hard to imagine anyone succeeding better!” Ana Martinez in Svenska Dagbladet asks: “What is it that makes Hinchliffe so delightful? He’s a gondolier who takes us across the ocean in our fantasies, turns Taube and Ramel into Shakespeare, and the audience swoons when he sings…”
Stockholm-native Dyberg is an accomplished guitarist, saxophonist, teacher, composer, and arranger. His sensitive arrangements and solo work can be found on Swedes on Love with Hinchliffe. Together with bassist and keyboardist Svante Engblom they form the ensemble Smalbandet.
Hailing from Stockholm, Engblom is also a guitarist and vocalist who composed most of the songs for Klick!, a joyful musical for youngsters who play, romp, dance and learn new songs – in two languages!
See also A Family Midsummer Celebration in KIDS & FAMILIES section.
Thursday, June 27, 7:30 pm
$12 ($10 ASF Members)
Hirvonen/Cohen/Goldbas is a new trio consisting of acclaimed musicians ASF Fellow Olli Hirvonen (guitar), Emmet Cohen (organ), and Jake Goldbas (drums). Channeling the spirit and style of the classic organ trios of the 60s, the trio performs music popularized by Jimmy Smith, Grant Green, Jack McDuff, and George Benson.
Olli Hirvonen is a Finnish jazz guitarist, who was nominated for the Artist of the Year at the Pori Jazz Festival (2011). A graduate of the Sibelius Academy, he is pursuing his Master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he is also an ASF Fellow. Hirvonen has performed in New York, Estonia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
Jazz pianist Emmet Cohen, a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, plays with the maturity and confidence of a seasoned veteran. With astonishing technique and an innovative harmonic palate, Cohen engenders a deep musical bond with his audience. He has shared the bandstand with a plethora of musical luminaries, including Christian McBride, Benny Golson, Joshua Redman, Dave Holland, Patti Austin, Maceo Parker, Carmen Bradford, Billy Hart, and many others.
Jake Goldbas has made a name for himself as an in demand percussionist, educator, and composer around the world. Growing up in the Hartford, Connecticut jazz scene gave him incredible opportunities at a young age to perform with jazz greats such as Kurt Elling, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Greene, Dave Brubeck, and Nat Reeves.
Co-sponsored by the American Scandinavian Society of New York.
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 to10 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 dinner reservations and more information, please call Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House at 212.847.9745 or visit smorgas.com.
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.