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Love, Scandinavian Style: A Concert by Stämbandet
Monday, April 22, 8 PM and Wednesday, April 24, 6 PM
New Wave Swedish Poetry
The Scandinavian Cultural Center presents: NEW WAVE SWEDISH POETRY
Laura Wihlborg, Henrik Karlsson, Niklas Mesaros, Henry Bowers
An exciting series which blurs the boundaries between spoken word, slam poetry, and performance art, showcasing some of the best young poets in Sweden today who are embarking on a U.S. East Coast tour.
PÅ SVENSKA/ IN SWEDISH:
Monday, April 22 | 8 PM
186 1/2 (Rear) Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA
Wednesday, April 24 | 6 PM
The Woodberry Poetry Room
in Harvard’s Lamont Library
11 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA
Presented in collaboration with Harvard’s Scandinavian Studies Program.
Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 PM
Olli Hirvonen and his Quartet: Live at the Scandinavian Cultural Center
Olli Hirvonen is a Finnish jazz guitarist based in New York City. He is the most accomplished Finnish guitarist of his generation, having been named Artist of the Year of the Pori International Jazz Festival 2011. Born in the city of Lappeenranta in southeast Finland, he began studying classical guitar and piano at the age of 9 at the local music institute. After finishing high school in 2008, Hirvonen studied at the prestigious jazz department of Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and in August 2011 he relocated to New York City to pursue his Master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music, where he has studied under such jazz luminaries as Rodney Jones, Dave Liebman, Jim McNeely and Phil Markowitz.
Hirvonen has been performing worldwide with his own ensembles since 2008. These performances include numerous clubs in New York, such as Cornelia St. Cafe and Somethin’ Jazz Club, and festivals in Finland and abroad, including the main stage of Pori Jazz, the most famous jazz festival of Finland, The Kennedy Center’s Nordic Cool Festival, Sounds NEW Contemporary Music festival in UK and Tudengijazz in Estonia. He was nominated for Artist of the Year of the Pori Jazz 2011 festival, which is one of the highest recognitions in the Finnish jazz scene. Included in the award, his trio was the house band for the 2011 festival. He has also performed with Trio Ohne, winner of the 2010 Finnish Young Nordic Jazz Comets competition, the international sextet Life Size and the big bands Umo Jazz Orchestra and The Great Helsinki Swing Big Band.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS LIVELY CONCERT & A POST-CONCERT RECEPTION
Presented in collaboration with Finlandia Foundation Boston
THE NORDIC HALL at the SCANDINAVIAN CULTURAL CENTER
206 WALTHAM STREET | WEST NEWTON, MA 02465
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