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Thursday @ 8 pm, May 16, 2013
$20 ($15 ASF Members)
Internationally-acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel continues his sixth 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.
The high-powered virtuoso works of J.S. Bach, as well as Bach-inspired works of later romantic composers, including pieces by Felix Mendelssohn, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, as well as Frédéric Chopin's Preludes and Franz Liszt's Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen – an intensely moving short set of variations based on Bach's famous descending melody from the Mass in B minor, Crucifixus.
This series is made possible in part by a generous grant from The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Edmund C. Duffy, Director.
Thursday, June 6, 7:30 pm | Pre-concert talk 7 pm
$20 ($15 ASF Members)
Swedish pianist and Music on Park Avenue artist director Per Tengstrand embarks on a journey of Swedish music, with stories about great composers and their relationship to Sweden, and classical piano music with no relation to Sweden at all! Featuring music by Wilhelm Stenhammar, Ludwig van Beethoven, and more.
Supported by a grant from The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.
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 and drinks. 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
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.
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.