2013 Northern Lights Auktion
Sunday, April 28
to all the guests, donors, volunteers, and staff who contributed to a very successful 2013 Northern Lights Auktion. The sold-out event
raised $265,000 and featured an elegant dinner, rousing silent and live auctions, and a special tribute Irma Goertzen, president of the Board of Trustees.
Visit our Museum Flickr page for photos of the evening!
And Thank You for Supporting GiveBIG & the Nordic Heritage Museum!
Thanks to generous donations by 59 people, we surpassed our goal of raising $15,000. And because of this, the Museum will choose a Sunday in July to offer FREE admission to the public.
Together your gifts have made it possible to provide access to the entire community to the Nordic Heritage Museum! Stay tuned for an update soon on the prize winners, the grand total,
and the date in July that the Museum will be open for FREE because of your generosity. In the meantime, a gigantic THANK YOU to all our donors and supporters!
Lecture: The Devil is in the Details: Recent Research on the 1628 Swedish Warship Vasa
Thursday, May 23, 7:00 p.m.
Nautical archaeologist Nathaniel Howe presents recent research about the Swedish Vasa ship, one of the most powerful warships in history . . .
on one of history’s shortest voyages. In the summer of 1628, the double gundeck Swedish warship Vasa was the most powerful warship in the world . . .
until it sank 15 minutes into its maiden voyage.
Although unsuccessful as a warship, Vasa was intended to outclass every warship afloat, incorporating the most modern innovations in warship construction —
innovations that dominated European naval strategy for the next several centuries, despite Vasa’s fate.
Since the ship was raised in 1961, it has been the subject of intensive study. Today, archaeologists and maritime tradesmen have replaced the foreign spies
of the 17th century, straining to note every detail of Vasa’s design and construction.
Seattle-born nautical archaeologist Nathaniel Howe gives a presentation on recent research at the Vasa Museum. Howe has spent more than two years conducting
research at the Vasa Museum as a Fulbright Scholar and an East Carolina University nautical archaeology student.
In addition, this lecture marks the opening of the exhibition Miniature Ships, Grand Stories.
Or call 206.789.5707 ext. 10 to RSVP. $5 suggested donation at the door.
Lecture: The Oseberg Viking Ship — The Making of a Replica
Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 p.m.
The Oseberg Viking ship is arguably the most famous of all the excavated Viking ships, and the image of the ship and its prow is iconic. Excavated in 1905, the Oseberg now rests in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.
In 2010, a non-profit group in Tonsberg, Norway, began constructing a copy of the ship using Viking age techniques and tools. The ship, the “Saga Oseberg,” was launched in 2012.
Jay Haavik, of Seattle, was the lead carver of the team that undertook the elaborate carvings on the prow and stern of the ship. In this lecture, Haavik talks about the Oseberg ship and its finds and the making of the “Saga Oseberg.”
Or call 206.789.5707 ext. 10 to RSVP. $5 suggested donation at the door.
Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord
The Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord is in its 18th season featuring internationally and nationally acclaimed artists representing
all five Nordic countries.
Mostly Nordic is known for featuring rarely heard masterpieces and musicians making their U.S. debut, creating a truly unique experience
for concert goers. In addition each of the concerts is followed by a smörgåsbord of gourmet Nordic delicacies from the featured country.
“This series is unique in all of North America,” says artistic director Lisa Bergman. “No other series presents such a spectrum of music history while
remaining focused on only one of the five Nordic countries per event. These artists, who hail from all over the world, are true ambassadors of culture
who are happy to mingle with audience members following the music.”
Bergman has led the Mostly Nordic Series as its artistic director for the past 18 seasons, and she recently won the 2013 Gracie Award for writing and
hosting the Exploring Music program on Classical KING FM 98.1.
2013 Concert Schedule
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Doors Open at 3:15 p.m.; concert starts promptly at 4:00 p.m.; dinner follows performance
“Twenty Fingers Speak – A Powerful Partnership”
Inger-Kristine Riber from NORWAY
Erika Lux from GERMANY
Making their U.S. debut!
Norwegian-born pianist Inger-Kristine Riber, graduate of the Norwegian Music Academy and the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in
Hannover, is joined by Hungarian-born pianist Erika Lux, a graduate of the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest and prize winner in the Worldwide
Piano Competition in Tokyo for this unusual one piano–four hands program, which includes pieces by Norwegian masters Grieg, Backer-Grøndahl,
David Monrad Johansen, and Alf Hurum along with rarely heard works of Liszt and Wagner!
Single Tickets for Concert & Smörgåsbord:
Museum Members: $45 per person; Non-Members: $50 per person
Single Tickets for Concert Only:
Museum Members: $20 per person; Non-Members: $25 per person
Buy your tickets by downloading and returning this PDF order form,
or call 206-789-5707 x10 to order by phone.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
“Lava on Ice”
Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir, violinist from ICELAND
Deborah Dewey, pianist
Sunday, March 10, 2013
“Birch Bark and Bothnian Breezes”
The PKH Trio, from FINLAND
Sunday April 7, 2013
“Drums and Dreams from the North”
The Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet
Matt Kocmieroski, Gunnar Fulsom, Rob Tucker, Paul Hansen
Sunday, May 5, 2013
“Songs of the Heart”
Lena Moén, soprano from SWEDEN
Lena Johnson, pianist from SWEDEN
Support is provided by
Open Eyes Tour 2013 – Helene Blum and Harald Haugaard in Concert
Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 p.m.
Helene Blum and Harald Haugaard, two of Denmark’s finest artists, have come together to perform traditional and contemporary Danish music with great passion. Currently on their Open Eyes Tour 2013, they have toured Europe, North America, and Japan.
Harald Haugaard is one of the most sensational musicians on the Danish music scene and has toured throughout the world. With his characteristic style of playing, he offers contemporary Danish folk music deeply rooted in tradition. Haugaard is an inventive virtuoso on fiddle and has won 12 Danish Music Awards.
Helene Blum has thrilled audiences with her intensively expressive, crystal clear voice. She reinvents ancient songs and ballads with contemporary expressions and weaves in her own newly written songs as well. While Blum’s music is deeply rooted in Danish music traditions, she is not afraid to challenge tradition.
Cost: $12 Museum Members; $14 non-Members.
Or call 206.789.5707 ext. 10 to buy tickets.
Nordic Heritage Night at Safeco Field
Friday, August 9, 7:10 p.m.
Gather your friends and family members and join the Nordic community for this special event at Safeco Field! Discounted seating has been reserved and is available for
you to purchase online. $5 of each ticket purchased through this exclusive online offer goes directly to support the Nordic Heritage Museum.
On Friday, August 9 the Mariners battle the Brewers starting at 7:10 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a game at Safeco Field and support the Museum at the same time!
• $16 View Level (normally $20)
• $25 Field Level (normally $40)
How to get your tickets:
1. Go to www.mariners.com/nordic
2. Select “Buy Tickets” then enter nordic as your Special Offer Code
3. Purchase and print your tickets instantly.
Each year, the Nordic Heritage Museum holds three special events in addition to our regular programming.
Mark your calendar for these exciting events, and check back for more information as they get closer!
Nordic Lights Auktion: April 28, 2013
Viking Days: August 17 & 18, 2013
Yulefest: November 23 & 24, 2013
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