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UW Oshkosh
Department of Music

800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Arts & Communication Center
Elmwood Ave. at
Woodland Ave.
Phone: (920) 424-4224
Fax: (920) 424-1266
Email: music@uwosh.edu

Sunday, September 30 – Saturday, October 6, 2018

Famous Swedish pianist Matti Hirvonen is making two stops on his upcoming trip to the United States: the renowned Juilliard School in New York City, and University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Of his visit, Hirvonen says, “since my ancestry is Finnish, my native country is Sweden, and I work in Norway, it is fun to be a representative of my part of the world, whose inhabitants also populate the proud state of Wisconsin in such a clear way.” He will be in residence at UWO for one week as part of the Oshkosh Nordic Music Festival. The event is sponsored by the UWO Department of Music, the American Scandinavian Foundation, Finlandia Foundation, and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.

Hirvonen is currently on the faculty of the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and is considered one of the foremost interpreters of the Scandinavian repertoire. He regularly collaborates with well known singers in Sweden and Norway, including Nina Stemme and Ida Falk Winland, among many others. He is a frequent guest at festivals throughout Europe, such as Edinburgh and Aix-en Provence. He performs at major venues such as the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Luxemburg, Oper Frankfurt, and Weill Recital Hall in New York.

All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, Sept. 30 - 7:00 p.m.

Organ Recital
First Congregational Church
137 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh

The Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents a recital featuring organists Marianne Chaudoir, John Kopp and Joanne Peterson, joined by trumpeters Marty Robinson and Adam Decker.

Wednesday, Oct. 3 - 12:40 p.m.

Piano Master Class
UW Oshkosh Recital Hall
1001 Elmwood Ave., Oshkosh

Matti Hirvonen works with UWO student pianists in a master class on Nordic piano works.

Friday, Oct. 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Guest Artist Recital
UW Oshkosh Recital Hall
1001 Elmwood Ave., Oshkosh

Matti Hirvonen, piano, and Anna Hersey, soprano, present a song recital featuring Edvard Grieg’s only cycle, Haugtussa, as well as Johan Kvandal’s complete Norske Stevtoner, hailed as the greatest Scandinavian song composition of the 20th Century.

Tuesday, Oct. 2 - 12:00 p.m.

Lunchtime Recital
First Congregational Church
137 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh

Guest artist Matti Hirvonen is joined by Anna Hersey, soprano, and Luis Fernandez, violin, in a lunchtime preview concert.

The recital is free, with a suggested donation of $6 for lunch.

Thursday, Oct. 4 - 7:00 p.m.

Voice Master Class
UW Oshkosh Recital Hall
1001 Elmwood Ave., Oshkosh

Matti Hirvonen works with UWO student singers in a master class on Nordic repertoire.

Saturday, Oct. 6 - 7:00 p.m.

Festival Finale Concert
UW Oshkosh Recital Hall
1001 Elmwood Ave., Oshkosh

Festival Finale Concert featuring master class participants, UWO faculty, UWO choirs, and Eastern Wisconsin high school singers. Distinguished judge Mimmi Fulmer of UW-Madison will award top student singers with scholarships.

These events are made possible by generous support from the following organizations:

        

UW Oshkosh Department of Music
800 Algoma Blvd.
Arts & Communication Center
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Phone: (920) 424-4224
Fax: (920) 424-1266
Email: music@uwosh.edu