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Bask in the dark and rich harmonies of Northern Europe’s baroque church music, and let your soul dance to the lively instrumental songs by Scandinavian composers and folk musicians (including some rarely performed pieces composed by two women, one of whom was a queen!) in this varied program spanning 300 years of music. Join us for a magical and fantastical mid-summer themed program of Scandinavian music performed on historical instruments from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Featuring a variety of composers and musical works from Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Demark and collaboration with historian Bo Andersson of the Uppsala Universitet, the Aurora Ensemble performs the new world premieres of several stunning pieces housed in the Düben Collection of Manuscripts in Uppsala, Sweden. Our program will include instrumental dance pieces by Andras Düben, a cantata by Swedish noblewoman Johanna Eleonora de la Gardie, and the only surviving piece composed by Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden. Join us at Nordic Hall on August 19 to be a part of this historical event! A special thank you to the Scandinavian Cultural Center and Nordic Hall, without whose support and hospitality this new world premiere performance would not have been possible.

Come by the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton MA on Saturday August 19th at 7:00 PM to enjoy this free performance of Scandinavian music in Newton’s Nordic Hall!

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Audience at Nordic Hall, Scandinavian Senior Center Newton, MA

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Post-Performance photo credit: Brian Moll

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