Valgeir Sigurðsson, Jodie Landau, Sam Amidon and Daníel Bjarnason with Channy Leaneagh and Pekka Kuusisto
Part of the SPCO's
 Where Words End festival
Copresented with the American Swedish Institute

Channy Leaneagh by Chad Kamenshine

Channy Leaneagh by Chad Kamenshine

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Doors at 6pm | Music at 7:30pm (purchase tickets)
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis 

Iceland’s Bedroom Community, “a creative hub of sonic geniuses that continues to evolve and produce incredible work” (BlackBook Magazine), teams up with  Finnish Violinist/SPCO Artistic Partner Pekka Kuusisto and Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh for a one-of-a-kind performance on the grounds of the American Swedish Institute’s historic Turnblad Mansion. As part of the experience, view ASI’s visually stunning art exhibition The Weather Diaries, about how weather shapes fashion and identity in Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, take a Finnish sauna; and enjoy award winning FIKA cafe's crafted cocktails and light bites.

Valgeir Sigurðsson by Charlélie Marangé

Valgeir Sigurðsson by Charlélie Marangé

Schedule of events:
6pm: Tour “The Weather Diaries” exhibition and enjoy drinks and snacks from FIKA
7:30pm: Music in the courtyard
9:30pm: Post-performance gallery conversations moderated by ASI's Director of Exhibitions, Collections and Programs, Scott Pollock
Mansion and grounds open until 10:30

Take a break at any point in the evening by visiting the Sisu Traveling Sauna, onsite at ASI in celebration of Finland’s centennial.

Tickets: $25 ($20 for Liquid Music subscribers and American Swedish Institute members)

Where Words End
A celebration of Nordic music and culture

“For me, music begins where words end.” – Jean Sibelius

In May 2017 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra presents Where Words End, a festival that explores themes of immigration and cultural identity through the lens of Nordic music and culture with programs that bring together artists of various disciplines and backgrounds. The festival includes specially tailored SPCO concerts featuring Artistic Partners Martin Fröst and Pekka Kuusisto, Liquid Music programming with Iceland’s Bedroom Community, American Swedish Institute activities and more. Learn more at