Tagged: music

Mari Boine, Sámi cultural ambassador

One of Norway’s top artists talks about music, language, and her indigenous heritage Julia Andersen New York Norway’s Sámi musician Mari Boine has risen from her humble Lappland beginnings to become one of the...

A summer of Northern Lights

The all-female choir made famous by the music for Disney’s Frozen unveils new album Special Release Decca Records They helped inspire one of the biggest films in box office history, and now the women...

Norway, more than Ibsen and Grieg

Norway’s Ambassador to the US discusses the international impact of his nation’s culture Ambassador Kåre Aas Washington, D.C. In early February, acclaimed writer and playwright Jon Fosse’s play Someone is Going to Come drew...

Classical music in a serene setting

For five years, this one-of-a-kind festival has brought the sounds of the cello to the Arctic Circle Robert L. Libkind Philadelphia, Penn Fine music played by accomplished artists always rewards the listener. The experience...

A Midsummer night’s dreamlike concert

Norwegian music delighted at a special Portland Symphony Orchestra performance Eleanor Froiland Andrews Maine Nordmenn Music lovers attended a Midsummer Eve program of all-Norwegian music at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine, on June...

The 107th Sangerfest

The Everett Norwegian Male Chorus hosted their 14th Sangerfest, with over 100 voices Solveig Lee Mount Vernon, Wash. Both the Everett Norwegian Male Chorus and the Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association were established in...

Grieg Gala resonates throughout Ballard

Seattle-Bergen Sister City’s Grieg Gala brings the songs and sounds of Norway to Seattle Special Release Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association For those in and about Ballard these days, it’s hard not to notice that...