Events for April 20, 2018
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Three Finnish films in 2018 International Film Festival In the 2018 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, three Finnish films will be featured, including the visit of one of the three directors. For general information "Euthanizer" (Armohurmaaja, 2017)--"a darkly comic drama about a man merciful to animals but ruthless to humans." For info about the film. Directed by…Find out more »
Young cellist and conductor Klaus Mäkelä will lead the Minnesota Orchestra in a program including Mussorgsky's Prelude to Khovanshchina, Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Organ and Orchestra, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, featuring Cameron Carpenter on an electric organ designed by himself. Beginning with the 2018/19 season, Mäkelä will be the Principal Guest Conductor with…Find out more »
Finnish sculptor Kim Simonsson's quirky world of moss people at ASI American Swedish Institute displays a collection of "moss-covered" figures of children and animals set in a fantastical world of Finnish forests that reference imagery from Nordic fairy tales. The special technique of green nylon fiber on ceramics produces these eerie collections of moss people…Find out more »
"Finntown - A Window Into a Unique Minneapolis Community" For FACA's April program Joan Dwyer, John Hanson, Mark Lahtinen, members of the Finnish Genealogy Group (FGG), will share a presentation based on a guided tour they gave in 2016 of Finntown. Finntown in North Minneapolis served as an important waypoint and migrant center for Finnish…Find out more »
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