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Grieg Song Festival
Nov
15
to Nov 17

Grieg Song Festival

A three-day song festival featuring artists and scholars from across the midwest performing the vocal and piano music of Norway’s most well-known composer, Edvard Grieg.

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Taggart Squared - Champagne, Music, & Peer Gynt Sweets Fundraiser
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Taggart Squared - Champagne, Music, & Peer Gynt Sweets Fundraiser

Seventeen-year-old pianist and arranger Emma Taggart commands the stage with a personality that is at once engaging and unique. Pioneering an avant-garde style of performing via a combination of music and dialogue, she has stunned audiences across the world, both as a solo artist and as the second member of the piano duo Taggart Squared, alongside her younger brother Jacob Taggart. Together, they have given hundreds of solo and duo concerts, placed in national and international competitions, and been featured multiple times on prestigious programs such as NPR’s From The Top and MPR’s Minnesota Varsity.
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The Annual Champagne, Music, and Peer Gynt Sweets Fundraiser supports the coming year of programming as a part of the Edvard Grieg Society Music Initiative at Norway House.

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Memorial Service for Jon Pederson
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Memorial Service for Jon Pederson

  • Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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A memorial service to honor our tireless supporter and friend, Jon Pederson will be held at Mindekirken on Sunday, October 13, at 3:00pm. An outdoor reception will follow the service, and Norway House will be open for those who wish to sit inside with coffee. Norway House and Mindekirken are located on the same block with a shared parking lot.

The address for Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church is:
924 East 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Among the many hats Jon wore in the Norwegian-American community, he served on the Norway House Board of Directors and was the former Board Chairman. He touched many lives through his steadfast involvement in our community until his sudden passing on August 29. His funeral was held on September 5 in Spicer, MN.

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Baked Goods for the Memorial

In thinking of ways we could honor our beloved Jon Pederson, and friends have wondered what could they do, we are asking that anyone who would like to make a baked good, especially Norwegian, for his memorial service, it would be appreciated.

Stine Aasland, the Waffle Queen, who considered Jon her American father, will be making waffles, to honor him.  She will be serving waffles and coffee outdoors. Mindekirken and Norway House will serve coffee and baked goods. We feel this should best accommodate the anticipated amount of friends expected.

We will need the baked goods to be delivered to Norway House on Saturday, October 12th between the hours 10-2. 

If you need to have the container/tin they are delivered in returned to you,  please mark it with masking tape and your name and phone number.

Please contact Nancy Olson by email or phone as to what you are contributing and approximate amount.  Such as 4 dozen Krumkake or 1 pan of lemon bars (small\large) – Jon’s favorite!

Volunteers will be needed to help with plating and serving.  Let Nancy know if you would be willing to help. We will be working around the Leif Eriksson Festival being held at the church in the morning, including a special lunch, and we will plate the cookies at 9:00 at the church and take them to Norway House after the service. After the service, we'll need help monitoring and cleaning up during and after the reception. As Jon used to say, “Many hands make light work.”

Nancy Olson
norskheart@aol.com
612-384-7535


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2019 Piano Competition Winner Recital
Sep
28
1:30 PM13:30

2019 Piano Competition Winner Recital

  • Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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Priscilla Chang and Jihyang (Jane) Son, Winners of the 2019 Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Piano Competition, perform works of Edvard Grieg and Synne Skouen to kick off the 2019-20 Edvard Grieg Society Recital Series at Mindekirken.

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Happy Hour: In the Footsteps of Edvard Grieg Tour 2020
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour: In the Footsteps of Edvard Grieg Tour 2020

We are elated to introduce Norway House’s upcoming trip to Norway with Borton Overseas and Edvard Grieg Scholar and Historian, Dr. Bill Halverson in August, 2020! Journey through the breathtaking landscape, historical landmarks, and favorite haunts of the Nordics’ most celebrated composer in this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

All are invited for a happy hour and tour introduction at Norway House. We’ll lay out the stunning itinerary of private tours and performances, you’ll get to meet the tour host, Dr. Halverson, and ask questions about the tour and be among the first to register.

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2019 Midtsommer Gala
Jun
11
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Midtsommer Gala

  • Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot (map)
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Norway House’s 14th Annual Midtsommer Gala 2019

At the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel - The Depot, in the newly remodeled Great Northern Ballroom.

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Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Piano Competition 2019
Jun
8
9:50 AM09:50

Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Piano Competition 2019

The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota 2019 Piano Competition is designed to encourage pianists to explore the music of Edvard Grieg and Nordic composers; raise awareness of the Edvard Grieg Society locally, nationally, and internationally; and provide scholarship and performance opportunities for competition winners.

This year’s competition began on March 1st with a Preliminary Audition Round & Audio Screening. The Final Live Audition Round will take place at Norway House and Mindekirken on June 8, 2019.

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Echoes of Nostalgia: EGSMN 2018 Voice Competition Winners
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Echoes of Nostalgia: EGSMN 2018 Voice Competition Winners

  • Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased to announce the winners from two divisions in its second annual Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Competition. The first-prize vocalists from the Advanced and Young Artists' Divisions of the competition, Baritone Harrison Hintzsche and Soprano Froya Olson will perform in a special concert recital at Mindekirken concluding the EGSMN 2018-2019 Season.

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Wilhelmina Smith, Cello
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Wilhelmina Smith, Cello

  • Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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Cellist WILHELMINA SMITH was recently awarded a 2015-2016 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians who began her career with a solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra while a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in 1997.  In addition she was a prizewinner in the Leonard Rose International Cello Competition, and has played with orchestras and appeared as chamber musician all over the world.  A strong supporter of new music, she has worked frequently with Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, performing his cello concerto, Mania, and presenting the American premiere of his solo cello work, Knock, Breathe, Shine.  Mina will play a recital featuring Nordic solo cello music for us next March.

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Tord Gustavsen Trio
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Tord Gustavsen Trio

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota, Mindekirken, and Tord Gustaven's North American management join forces to present one of Norway's leading artists.

Tord Gustavsen is a jazz pianist and composer, touring extensively and recording as both soloist and bandleader for several of his own ensembles.  Gustavsen was born in Oslo and raised in rural Hurdal, Akershus where he "grew up playing church music.”  He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology before he turned to music full time.  A prize-winning performer and composer, he is recognized for his “rapt, pristine, meditative music.”  He also maintains his interests in Psychology, writing about the psychological processes involved in musical improvisation.

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BOY PABLO with Slow Pulp and Zina
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

BOY PABLO with Slow Pulp and Zina

Born and raised in Norway by Chilean parents, Boy Pablo wrote and produced his debut EP titled "Roy Pablo" in his parents' basement in one week during his last year of high school in 2016. Much due to his unforseen brush with YouTube fame, Boy Pablo has struck a chord globally, and is embarking on his first international tour, including a show at Minneapolis' own Cedar Cultural Center.

Appearing with Slow Pulp & Zina.

$15 | All Ages | Doors at 7:00pm | Show at 7:30pm

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Edvard Grieg's 175th Birthday Party!
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Edvard Grieg's 175th Birthday Party!

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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Join us in celebrating 175 years since Edvard Grieg's birthday, June 15, 1843! A full stable of top-flight area performers will share songs, sonatas, stories, and surprises in celebration of the occasion in a variety show concert at Mindekirken. Birthday treats will be served in Norway House at the reception that follows the concert in honor of Norway's greatest composer.

This concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be taken at the door in support of the local food shelf supported by Mindekirken.

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Edvard Grieg Society of MN Vocal Competition Winners' Recital
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Edvard Grieg Society of MN Vocal Competition Winners' Recital

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased host the Final Round of the 2018 Edvard Grieg Society Voice Competition at Mindekirken. The Competition is free and open to the public from 10:00am-1:00pm, also at Mindekirken. The top three competitors will perform in the Winners’ Recital at 2:00pm that afternoon.

Please join either or both of these events to support exciting young talent and hear some of the vocal performance world’s upcoming performers.

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Edvard Grieg Society of MN Voice Competition
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Edvard Grieg Society of MN Voice Competition

  • Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (map)
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The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota is pleased host the Final Round of the 2018 Edvard Grieg Society Voice Competition at Mindekirken. The Competition is free and open to the public. The top three competitors will perform in a Winners’ Recital at 2:00pm that afternoon, also at Mindekirken.

Please join either or both of these events to support exciting young talent and hear some of the vocal performance world’s upcoming performers.

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Migrasong: The Tunes They Carried Across the Sea
May
8
2:00 PM14:00

Migrasong: The Tunes They Carried Across the Sea

Migrasong aims to shed a modern light on an important yet neglected part of the history of emigration from Norway 150 years ago. This was a period when many inhabitants were seeking a better and more secure future in a new land. The emigrants took folk tunes from home with them, and new songs came into being where they settled. These were songs of longing – music full of dreams of the lives they had lived and images of the new life awaiting them.

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Quartetto Testosterone
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Quartetto Testosterone

  • Mindekirken - The Norwegian Lutheran Church (map)
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All the way from Norway, Quartetto Testosterone will present an evening of music with violins, viola, and cello.

This concert is free of charge. Donations accepted at the door in support of Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota programming

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Unison Piano Duo: Luther College Music Faculty
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Unison Piano Duo: Luther College Music Faculty

  • Mindekirken - The Norwegian Luthern Church (map)
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Luther College piano faculty members, Du Huang and Xiao Hu, perform widely as the Unison Piano Duo and their heartfelt and exquisite performances have earned praises from critics and audiences around the world.  Join us for an evening of beautiful piano duets

$20.00 | Students free with student ID

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A Norwegian Musical Extravaganza! Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Annual Fundraiser
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

A Norwegian Musical Extravaganza! Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota Annual Fundraiser

Please join the Edvard Grieg Society, Saturday, January 13, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Norway House for its second annual fundraiser, “A Norwegian Musical Extravaganza!” The event will include memorable musical performances along with a champagne and dessert reception. 

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