Category: Arts & Entertainment

Welcome to Norway

Welcome to Norway!

Film review By Andy Meyer The Norwegian American In many ways, we live in a complicated moment in the history of global migration. People can—and do—move more quickly, more distantly, and arguably more abruptly...

SVER

A devilish musical temptation

SVER brings “epic folk” to America Andy Meyer The Norwegian American The Hardanger fiddle was famously considered the devil’s instrument by early Norwegian church leaders. Its music engendered an irresistible urge to dance, and...

Scandia Symphony

New York Scandia Symphony endures

Best to follow the beat of your own (Scandinavian) drum Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Although I’ve lived in New York City my entire life and am a proud descendent of Scandinavians, it wasn’t until...

Ellen Lindstrom

Keeping Nordic music alive

Ellen Lindstrom Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Brooklyn’s favorite Swedish Meatball, Ellen Lindstrom, is a staple at many, many Scandinavian events throughout the tri-state area. Whether you are attending anniversaries, festivals, birthdays, or, of course,...

Springsteen

A magical night in Frognerparken

The Boss, 38,000 Norwegians, my son, and me Nate Axvig Denver, Colo. “En, to, en, to, tre, fire!” The standard Springsteen countdown is shouted, and then the sunny Oslo evening is filled with the...

Meet Thomas Dausgaard

Seattle Symphony’s new music director Melinda Bargreen Everett, Wash. Heads up, fellow Northwest Scandinavians: there’s a new Dane in town. The distinguished Danish orchestra conductor, Thomas Dausgaard, began his music directorship at the Seattle...