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Mindekirken Norwegian Language & Culture Program - Winter Semester
Jan
7
8:15 PM20:15

Mindekirken Norwegian Language & Culture Program - Winter Semester

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The mission of Mindekirken’s Norwegian Language & Culture Program is to create a welcoming community that fosters Norwegian language learning for a wide variety of students of all ages, with a particular emphasis on speaking and listening.

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Champagne, Music, & Peer Gynt Sweets - Fundraiser for EGSMN Piano Competition
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Champagne, Music, & Peer Gynt Sweets - Fundraiser for EGSMN Piano Competition

The annual fundraiser for EGSMN. This year’s concert theme Grieg’s Favorite Grieg Songs - Sung in English! Proceeds will go toward Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota’s 2019 Piano Competition celebrating young performers of Grieg and other Nordic composers.

Edvard Grieg wrote a total of 179 songs during his career. We know from the printed programs prepared for these concerts, most of which were preserved by Grieg himself, that he programmed some of his songs over and over again—hence, “Grieg’s favorite Grieg songs.” In 1988, the Edvard Grieg Committee – a group of musicologists from Norway and Denmark – commissioned EGSMN Board Member & reknowned Grieg scholar, William Halverson to create new English versions of most of Grieg’s song texts. The program on January 20 will use these English versions.

Performances by soprano Maria Jette, baritone Alan Dunbar, and pianist Sonja Thompson.

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Latter med Lorna: Conversation with author, Lorna Landvik - An Out & About Adventure
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Latter med Lorna: Conversation with author, Lorna Landvik - An Out & About Adventure

World-famous author and storyteller, Lorna Landvik will be at Norway House for an evening of informal conversation and fun. Her eight novels include the best-selling Angy Housewives Eating Bon-Bons, and Patty Jane's House of Curl. Lorna will talk abou ther books as well as her career as an author, actor, and playwright. Appetizers and wine will be served.

This Out & About Adventure is a great way to have fun with friends, and donate to Norway House!

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2019 Nordic Ball: Dancing with the Nordic Stars
Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Nordic Ball: Dancing with the Nordic Stars

In it’s 42nd year, the Nordic Ball has been an annual tradition of the Nordic Folk Music and Dance communities in the Twin Cities, Minnesota since 1977. The different dance groups in the Twin Cities take turns hosting, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish –  this year it is up to the Norwegians!

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Aurora at First Ave
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Aurora at First Ave

It is as if pure magic runs through AURORA’s veins. Enchanting by name and by nature, there’s something decidedly singular and strange about this tiny Nordic musician with the massive talent. With an eye-watering 200 million+ streams and 500,000+ sales for her stunning 2016 debut album, All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend, it’s hard to believe that the dynamic Norwegian singer/songwriter is still only 21, and AURORA is now pushing things forward like never before.

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

Wilhelmina Smith, Cello

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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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Ásgeir at The Cedar
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ásgeir at The Cedar

How do you follow up the fastest selling debut album in Icelandic history, a record that out-performed even national treasures Björk and Sigur Rós’ first releases? At first 24-year-old sensation Ásgeir, returning at last in 2017 with daringly electronic new album Afterglow, pretended to those around him that the heat wasn’t on, that the stakes weren’t high. “I used to tell most people that I didn’t feel any pressure,” he laughs now. “But I was lying. I didn’t want to go into that discussion.”

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2018 EGSMN Voice Competition Winners' Recital
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

2018 EGSMN Voice Competition Winners' Recital

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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, Bariton 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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What is Öorlog? - Evening Session
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

What is Öorlog? - Evening Session

The Old Norse word öorlog / ørlog (Norwegian) means "primal law" and refers to the layers of inheritance, ancestor memories--plus our own actions. This complex concept is explained through the simple drop spindle!

We will learn about the Nordic way of understanding time and our place in the world as we dig into Old Norse metaphysics and cosmology with Nordic roots scholar and performer Kari Tauring.

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What is Öorlog?
Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

What is Öorlog?

The Old Norse word öorlog / ørlog (Norwegian) means "primal law" and refers to the layers of inheritance, ancestor memories--plus our own actions. This complex concept is explained through the simple drop spindle!

We will learn about the Nordic way of understanding time and our place in the world as we dig into Old Norse metaphysics and cosmology with Nordic roots scholar and performer Kari Tauring.

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Tord Gustavsen Trio
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Tord Gustavsen Trio

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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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Lady with a Stick
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Lady with a Stick

Who are the staff carrying women of Old Norse tradition and how do they manifest in traditional Norwegian folk songs? From archaeological finds to Old Norse poetry to the Kjærringa med Staven, Kari Tauring, our resident lady with a stick, will shed light on these mysterious and magical women through stories and songs!

Adults, families, and children are welcome and encouraged to share in this daytime event.

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Traditional Folk Music of Telemark, Norway and Ballads of the Middle Ages
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Traditional Folk Music of Telemark, Norway and Ballads of the Middle Ages

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Welcome to a rare opportunity to hear traditional folk music from the region of Telemark Norway and Ballads of the middle ages performed by Arna Rennan, Loretta Kelley and Georganne Hunter. The music along with their stories are brought to life by translations, vivid descriptions and the compelling voice of Arna Rennan and musicianship of Loretta Kelley, hardanger fiddle, and Georganne Hunter, Gaelic harp.

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MAMMA MIA at the Ordway
Jul
17
to Aug 5

MAMMA MIA at the Ordway

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Sixty million people around the world have had the night of their lives experiencing writer Catherine Johnson’s light-hearted tale of family and friendship, told through ABBA’s timeless songs such as “Take a Chance on Me,” “Dancing Queen,” and “SOS.” This fresh, all-new version of Mamma Mia! will enchant you — the ultimate feel-good summer musical!

Norway House Members and Friends get a discount on tickets!

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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!

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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

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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

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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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Lady With A Stick - Inter-tribal: The Norwegian Experience
Jun
5
12:00 PM12:00

Lady With A Stick - Inter-tribal: The Norwegian Experience

Kari Tauring is a musician, storyteller, and educator. Her identity as Norwegian American deepens in step with the timeline of her performances which she sometimes calls "Before Potatoes" (Bronze Age and Viking Era) and "After Potatoes" (Catholicism to Lefse). 

Identifying as Norwegian can really only come in the latter half of the "After Potatoes" period when Norway was finally winning independence. The struggles and relationship building of the Romantic period between districts and countries still has resonance in how we relate to one another today.

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Eurovision 2018 Viewing Party!
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Eurovision 2018 Viewing Party!

Join us for one of the best and biggest (and only) Eurovision Song Contest viewing parties in the Twin Cities at the one and only SaloonMN! Andy Lamp of Wiwibloggs International Eurovision Newsource and Danny Suelter of The Saloon will be hosting a viewing of the 2018 Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Norway House's very own Ethan Bjelland will be there to lead up the Norwegian fan section! Come as you are, and stay for as long as you'd like. 
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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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Tuesday Open House: President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of Augustana - Sioux Falls
May
8
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of Augustana - Sioux Falls

Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This week: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, President of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.

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«The 12th Man» at MSP Int'l Film Festival
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

«The 12th Man» at MSP Int'l Film Festival

The 12th Man has sold out its first show in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival on Friday. Tickets for the Wednesday, April 25 7:00 screening at the Uptown Theatre are still available, and the festival is hoping to have a crowd there! Special discount on tickets for friends of Norway House!

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Tuesday Open House: The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis
Apr
24
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Open House: The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis

Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This month: The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis.

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Quartetto Testosterone
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Quartetto Testosterone

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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

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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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The Norwegian Christmas with Jardar Johansen
Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

The Norwegian Christmas with Jardar Johansen

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Jardar Johansen is one of Northern Norway’s foremost performers. For more than 16 years, Jardar has done a Christmas tour that has developed into the most popular series of concerts for the holidays in Northern Norway. 

Join us as Johansen brings his Norwegian Christmas concerts to the United States. The concerts in the US feature songs in both Norwegian and English. Young and old alike are certain to recognize some of the tunes and enjoy great stories from the motherland.

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