January 28, 2014
7:30 - 9:30pm
This program features the Lakeview Orchestra and its associate conductor Joshua Mather, in works from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Repertoire includes a sinfonia from 18th century Sweden, Grieg's suite based on the dramatist and philosopher Ludvig Holberg, and Nielsen's Suite for Strings. Prior to the symphonic concert, vocalists from VOX 3 Collective enhance the experience with songs for piano and voice from these three Scandinavian countries. Helpful narration helps contextualize the works and deepen understanding of the music.
This event is part of VOX 3 Collective's Winter 2013-14 festival "Storytelling in Song: A Festival of Danish Art, Language, and Culture," featuring performances and lectures celebrating the music of Denmark and its northern European neighbors. Kicking off with a Christmas program in December 2013, the majority of the performances will follow throughout January and early February, wrapping up with a dinner and panel discussion in March.
General admission $15; tickets available at the door.
Open to the public.
“Storytelling in Song” is made possible by the Chicago Community Trust, the Swedish American Museum, and the International House Global Voices Performing Arts Series.