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NY: Kalevala, The Musical
March 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
In celebration of Kalevala Day (February 28), the day of Finnish culture, join us at Scandinavia House in New York City, as composer Johanna Telander brings the beloved Finnish epic Kalevala to life through an ethereal yet powerful pop, folk, and world music score.
“Kalevala: the Musical” is a story of ancient legends, told by the spirits of the haunted forest of Kalevala, adapted from the national epic poem of Finland. Passed down from generation to generation, the tales were finally collected in to a book of poems by Elias Lonnrot in 1835. Widely cherished across the world, Kalevala has been a source of inspiration to many fantasy authors, including J.R.R. Tolkien.
We invite you to join us and become inspired by the beautiful, rich tones of the literary epic, as we present our own contemporary take on the classic tale with musicians and actors from all across the world!