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Friday, Oct. 12, noon
August Strindberg is one of Sweden’s most prolific writers and considered to be the father of modern Swedish literature. He is primarily known in the United States as a playwright of such classics as “Master Olof,” “Miss Julie,” and “The Father.” The VOX3 Collective will be exploring the works of this Swedish dynamo as they intersect with music on Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at the museum. This VOX3 program will feature settings of Strindberg’s poetry by Swedish composers Rangström and Peterson-Berger. It will also include a world-premiere composition by Elizabeth Rudolph based on “Third Night” from Strindberg’s “Sleepwalking Nights on Wide-Awake Days,” and a performance of Hugo Weisgall’s chamber opera “The Stronger,” based on Strindberg’s play with the same name. Performers include sopranos Megan Cook, Kimberly Gunderson, and Sara Salas, baritone Brian von Rueden, and pianist Saori Chiba. Come join us for this festival of Strindberg in song and opera! Reservations recommended.
Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members. Reserved tickets include a simple dinner.
On display until Sunday, Nov. 25
This traveling exhibit of the imaginative textiles and furnishings of renowned architect, artist and designer Josef Frank is on display until Sunday, Nov. 25. Don’t miss out on seeing these amazing examples of Swedish mid-century modernism. For more information Click Here.
Saturday, Oct. 13, noon
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. Lilly Setterdahl’s new book, “Not My Time to Die,” is a nonfiction account of the 123 Swedes aboard the ill-fated ship. Join us to learn more about these passengers of whom 34 survived, the state of Sweden in 1912, and other details about the voyage gone wrong.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Musicians and instructors Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler will co-host a Scandinavian Jam at the Swedish American Museum the second Saturday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All ages are invited to bring any instrument, regardless of level. Come for learning new Scandinavian songs or playing old classics! Recording devices are recommended. Contact Scandi.Fiddler@yahoo.com or PTyler@ameritech.net with questions.
Sunday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m – 1 p.m.
Watch Astrid Lindgren’s famous character come to life in the original Pippi Longstocking movie dubbed in English. Enjoy pepparkakor, saft, and popcorn during the movie. Come enjoy a fun family film about the strongest girl in the world! $1 per person.
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