New York Scandia Symphony
“The Scandinavian Music Festival”
Fort Tryon Park
Enter Fort Tryon Park at 193rd Street Entrance.
Turn left to Billings Lawn. Bring your blanket. Free admission.
The Scandinavian Music Festival 2023 in Fort Tryon Park, now in its 19th season, is a unique series of three outdoor summer concerts performed by musicians of the Scandia Symphony and guest artists on Sundays in June. The concerts take place in a scenic and attractive venue, on Billings Lawn, below the Heather Gardens and with spectacular views of Hudson River. Musicians of the Scandia Symphony will present the musical treasures and cultural heritage of Scandinavia to the audiences.
June 4th, 2023 at 2:00 PM: The Scandia Brass Quintet will perform their popular repertoire of contemporary and traditional compositions, folk tunes and arrangements, representing music from each of the five Scandinavian countries, including five national anthems.
June 9th, 2023 at 6:00 PM: In a “SUNSET CONCERT” The Scandia String Quartet will perform works by Wilhelm Stenhammer, Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen, introducing the grand and virtuosic string quartets by Scandinavian composers.
June 11th, 2023 at 2:00 PM: The Scandia String Orchestra will perform a US Premiere of “Pastoral Impressions” for solo violin and Strings, a piece commissioned from Danish composer Nikolaj Hess. A popular piece by Scandia’s residence composer, Frank Foerster, “Summer in Fort Tryon Park” is also scheduled on this program. Danish composer Carl Nielsen is featured with two of his compositions for string orchestra, “Little Suite” and “Bohemian Danish Folksong Paraphrase”. A Baroque suite “Sinfonia” by Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman will conclude the program.
Mayuki Fukuhara, Violin
Dorrit Matson, Conductor