Dorrit Matson, Music Director and Conductor, leads the New York Scandia Symphony in a CONCERTO PROGRAM featuring three soloists: Bjarke Mogensen, accordionist in the US premiere of Concerto Piccolo for Accordion Solo and Strings by Anders Koppel. Lisa Hansen, flutist, in the Baroque Concerto for Flute and Strings by Johan Helmich Roman; and Frank Foerster, violist, in his own Suite of Scandinavian Folk Melodies for Viola and String Orchestra. Norwegian composer Johan Svendsen will be featured on this program, as well as Danish composer Poul Schierbeck , who will be celebrated with a US premiere of his composition I Danmark er jeg fodt and Largo for String Orchestra.
For over twenty years New York Scandia Symphony has delighted New York City listeners with its warm and vibrant tone, a lovely clarity of expressive detail as well as interesting and exciting programs. It has a valuable mission to present imaginative and creative multicultural programs of music by classical, romantic and contemporary Scandinavian composers, introducing previously unknown and seldom performed compositions to American audiences. With up to 90% of its repertoire presented as US premieres, the orchestra revives and preserves the works of significant classical composers that might not otherwise have been brought to the attention of the American public.