Reformation, Runes and Reverberations


Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 PM

Christ Church Lutheran

3244 34th Avenue South/ Minneapolis

A baritone recital by James Koenig

Presented by Finnish Classical Music Past and Present

Baritone James Koenig has sung in opera, concert, and recital venues around the United States and in Europe, including appearances at several Finnfests. A holder of the order of the Finnish lion, James Koenig has a long association and passion for Finnish music. A published novelist and arts advocate, James Koenig is founder and continues to head the Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival which recently completed its 17th season. A longtime teacher at the Bel Canto Institute in Florence, James Koenig created ‘Atelier Apulia’, an intensive vocal institute in Puglia, Italy.

The program presents music centering on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Finland and Scandinavia. Song and lieder of Jean Sibelius as well as other Finnish national romantic and contemporary composers are featured.

This program is generously underwritten in part by a grant from the Finlandia Foundation.

The concert will take place May 21 at Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave. South in Minneapolis, at 3 p.m.

Admission is free, but donations will be welcome to support this recital and upcoming programs in the ‘Finnish Classical Music Past and Present’ series.

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