Nordic September at The Cedar

 

Celebrate September and the kickoff of The Cedar’s 29th Season with some incredible traditional and contemporary music from Sweden and Finland: Väsen, Apocalyptica, Kardemimmit, Jaerv, and Tuomo & Markus.

 

 

Acoustic Swedish folk quintet Jaerv takes the elements of traditional rural Scandinavian music and reflects them through a modern prism, twisting harmony and rhythm along the way.

Jaerv with The OK Factor
Sponsored by the American Swedish Institue
Saturday, September 9th at 8 pm
$15 Advance / $18 Day of show
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In 1996, Finnish cello-driven instrumental rockers Apocalyptica released their epic debut Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, changing the landscape of heavy music for years to come. They’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album with re-release and worldwide tour.

Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos Tour (at Pantages Theatre)
Sunday, September 17th at 8 pm
$30, $40
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Tuomo & Markus are a Finnish duo whose songs are rooted in the great American songbook, with harmonies reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel or Crosby, Stills & Nash. Their use of unusual arrangements, jazz riffs, and psychedelic influences brings their sound into the 21st Century.

Tuomo & Markus with Erik Koskinen
Co-presented with FinnFest USA
Thursday, September 21st at 7:30 pm
$18 Advance / $20 Day of show
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The music of longtime Cedar favorites Väsen unites a sophisticated symphonic five-string viola, an adventurous 12-string guitar, and a nyckelharpa (a “keyed fiddle”) to create a sound that is both deeply rooted in the traditions of Swedish folk music and yet joyfully delights in the inspiration and improvisation of the moment.

An Evening with Väsen
Friday, September 22nd at 8pm
$20 Advance / $25 Day of show
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The kantele is the Finnish national instrument, and Kardemimmit is the Finnish quartet who’ve turned its mastery into modern Scandinavian music with a folk-roots feel. The quartet produces haunting traditional harmonies to go along with the singular sound of their strings.

Kardemimmit with The Lacewings
Friday, September 29th at 8pm
$15 Advance / $18 Day of show
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