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Eric Olsen
Classical and Jazz Pianist: Determined to blaze his own musical path, Eric Olsen has crafted a distinguished career in both classical and jazz music, as a performer, composer, and conductor. Visit his web page for much more...
Jaerv
The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv, present an extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music with influences from both jazz and pop music. Together, the five members have created a homogeneous, vivid sound which has established Jaerv on the folk music scene as well as in many other forums. Rooted in several different musical traditions, Jaerv offers a varied stage performance where vocal, five-voiced tunes blend in with energetic dances and free improvisations. Jaerv has done several tours in the U.S., played live at BBC Scotland and performed twice at the biggest folk festival in northern Europe, Celtic Connections in Glasgow.
MARCIA BOYESEN AND ROGER LATZGO
Marcia Boyesen and Roger Latzgo began collaborating on musical programs nearly two decades ago. Since that time, the duo has won national acclaim, including the prestigious International Angel Awards for Excellence in Media. Their numerous recordings are popular worldwide. Marcia's musical journey began with singing in church and progressed through study in master classes at Westminster Choir College. Roger learned music at his accordion-playing grandfather's knee and continued through academic work at Rutgers College and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Together they have studied with art song masters Elly Ameling and Dalton Baldwin. Marcia's lyric soprano voice combines with Roger's classical experience in piano and guitar to weave a musical tapestry that brings their Story Songs to life. In their program for Scanfest 2016, Marcia and Roger presented Hans Christian Andersen Songs and Stories. Songs include Roger's musical settings of "The Ugly Duckling," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Little Match Girl" and others. Among new repertoire this year will be Latzgo's musical version of a Hans Christian Andersen story sometimes translated as "The Millennium." In it, Andersen imagines what travel in Europe will be like one thousand years from his own time. The master storyteller spins it with uncanny accuracy. Latzgo makes it contemporary with a tempo di rap setting. Marcia and Roger are on a musical mission: to enhance understanding and deep appreciation of quality literature through the power of music. We know that Scanfest audiences will love joining them on this journey.
Kempton PA -
Phone: (610)767-7120
Norwegian Faering boat
Boat exhibit
8 Partridge Run
Washington NJ 07882 -
Phone: (908)887-4085
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Pillerkaar
Pillerkaar, Estonian Folk Dancers of the Washington DC Metro Area, is a non-profit folk dancing group which performs original and choreographed Estonian folk dances at various events in colorful national dress. They are the sons and daughters of first generation Estonians, their wives, husbands, children, and friends who are proud to display Estonian culture and heritage through the art of folk dancing. Pillerkaar has been performing worldwide since 1971 under the instruction and leadership of Anu Oinas, a first generation Estonian. Depicting the lifestyles of ancient Estonian people, Pillerkaar performs traditional folk dances which are derived from early occupations like fishing and pipe making along with animal mimicry depicting bears, frogs, and reindeer, etc. The polkas are riveting, such as the "Wedding Dance," "Grandfather's Polka," and "Grandmother's Brother's Polka!" Choreographed newer folk dances often mimic courtships and wooing while others demonstrate complicated sets of contra-like dances.
Ruth Ann Cunningham, Soprano
Presenting songs by Grieg and also Sibelius. We will also present Irish songs and a delightful sampling of operetta and musical theater selections.
55 Payson Ave., Apt. 2D
New York NY 10034 - USA
Phone: (212)942-3674
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Skansen Children's Club VOA
Folk Dance by VASA Children's Club
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Smorgasbandet
Smörgåsbandet, with its roots in Scandinavia, energizes everyone with their entertaining smorgasbord of music from Gammaldans to Country, Cajun to Contemporary, and everything in between. Just back from a 3-day festival in Jamestown, NY, they've appeared many times at the Norsk Høstfest in North Dakota, the world's largest accordion festival in Ransäter, Sweden, and Scandinavian festivals and events in Minnesota, Florida, Georgia, Washington DC and Montana. They recently entertained 50 Ambassadors to the UN at a Swedish Midsummer Gala in NYC. The 4 members of the band are Jeanne Eriksson, Swedish-American of the Year 2005 and recipient of the Polar Star Medal from the King of Sweden; Cajun Wayne Soderlund; Chad Widman Sweden Day Man of the Year 2015, and Wally Eriksson, nyckelharpa enthusiast. Smorgasbandet can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and their website www.smorgasbandet.com. They are very excited to be back at ScanFest at Vasa Park.
Spirit of Scandinavia
Spirit of Scandinavia is a group of local Scandinavian musicians, Ed Hendela, Wally Eriksson, and Lloyd Nilsen who present a variety of Scandinavian tunes for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Telge Glima
Swedish Wrestlers: About twenty years ago the group Telge Glima was founded in Södertälje, 30 minutes south of Stockholm, Sweden. The founders came together with a mutual interest in history and an interest to practice and show old sports and games. In the year 2015 they celebrated their 25th anniversary.
Vasastjarnen
Junior Club dance group from Vasa Order of America.
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Vinland Longships
Vinland Longships is a Viking reenactment group that owns a 22 foot Viking Faering (four oared) boat. The Skogar Þrostur (SKO-gar THROW-stur) which means "Blackbird" in Old Norse, is based on the faering boat buried with the Gokstad ship in Norway in the 9th century. The reenactors who founded Vinland Longships have organized educational demonstrations on Viking ships and Viking life, crafts and culture for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Norwegian Embassy and the American Swedish Museum, among many others. They taught docents at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and have travelled to L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada, St. Petersberg, Russia and up and down the east coast educating people about Viking ship construction, navigation and history. The Adventures of the Skogar Þrostur are documented at http://vinlandlongship.livejournal.com/.
1166 Slater Rd
New Britian CT 06053 - USA
Phone: (860)223-6843
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Von Halstern Medieval Reenactors
Medieval combat - will have battle reenactments, encampment, and will be displaying Viking artifacts
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