GSCC Member Event

Finlandia

Hosting Ensemble: Emerald Ensemble
Event Type: Concert
Ticket Prices: General Admission $25
Event Dates:
Saturday, MayMay 19, 8:00pm at Vashon United Methodist Church, Vashon, WA
Sunday, MayMay 20, 4:30pm at Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA

Description

Choral music has long been a staple of Finnish culture, led by the anthem Finlandia by Jean Sibelius. In the twentieth century, Finnish sacred music flourished in the hands of the late Einojuhani Rautavaara. Among the current generation of brilliant composers is Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, whose works are at turns comic (El Hambo) and dramatic (Canticum calamitatis maritimæ).

Finlandia. Photo Credit: Ron Anderson
Finlandia. Photo Credit: Ron Anderson
Emerald Ensemble. Photo: Bruce Weber
Emerald Ensemble. Photo: Bruce Weber