April 8, 2018 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Seattle Pacific University Nickerson Studios
340 W Nickerson St
Seattle, WA 98119

42nd Annual Kalevala Festival: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Finnish Composer Oskar Merikanto

  • Merikanto’s choir compositions will be presented by the Finnish Choral Society of Seattle conducted by Heather MacLaughlin-Garbes
  • Selections of Merikanto’s wonderful compositions for solo voice will be performed by soprano Maria Männistö accompanied by Aaron Otheim
  • Hanna-Ilona Härmävaara, Visiting Lecturer of Finnish Studies at the University of Washington, Scandinavian Department will be the featured speaker at the Kalevala Festival.
  • Other performers on the 42nd Kalevala Festival include the Evergreen Kantele Players, Katrilli folk dancers and Kalevala Trio.