Pianist Per Tengstrand, one of Sweden’s leading musicians and winner of many international awards (Long-Thibaud, Cleveland, and Geneva competitions), is the artistic director of a series of concerts with distinguished guest musicians in honor of the ASF’s centennial year.
Beginning this spring, the series highlights the repertoire of Scandinavian chamber music and its composers and performers.
This series is made possible in part by a generous grant from The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.
Grieg, Alfvén and the Scandinavian Joie de Vivre
In this opening concert, Tengstrand is joined by acclaimed musicians pianist Shan-shan Sun, violinist David Coucheron, and the Choral of the Swedish Church to perform
Hugo Alfvén’s Swedish Rhapsody for Piano Four Hands, Edvard Grieg’s Violin Sonata and songs for choir, and choral works by Jean Sibelius and Einojuhani Rautavaara.